BC Field Trip #6: Rock Weekend

Field trip: Basic AlpineClimbing Course

BC Field Trip #6: Rock Weekend - Vantage (Frenchman Coulee)

Rock Weekend- Olympia/McCleary Cliffs

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  • Crag Rock Climb
  • For Beginners (Getting Started Series)

4:45 AM At Martin Way Park & Ride in Olympia or 8 AM at Vantage/Riverview Trailhead.

Vantage area is a very popular classic climbing area used by many climbers.  This will be our second year here at a location called River View Wall.  As with all of the climbing at Vantage, it is a beautiful area.   Climbs on the wall will be challenging and most of all fun.  Your leaders have selected locations for you to practice your skills and enjoy yourselves.  Please make sure you listen to your leaders, bring plenty of water, sunscreen and food.  It will be a hike up to the climbing area.  As always, we will be courteous to other climbers in the area.   If you are planning to camp, please stay with your designated day and group.  You are requested to NOT stay with the other day/group.  With the popularity of the area, the camping at Vantage is very tight and limited.  Restroom facilities are not the best, so be prepared.   There are other campgrounds around the area that are available.   Check Washington State Parks, private campgrounds, etc.   


Vantage (Frenchman Coulee)

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Refer to Olympia Basic Climbing manual.

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