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This is an area of steep fractured basalt that receives sun all day except for early in the morning. It is one of the oldest and most developed sport climbing areas at Vantage and grades are solid. Since there are less than a dozen routes, a few groups here seems like a crowd.
After going through the main tunnel to the Sunshine Wall head down and left to the most Southeastern crag. This should only take 5 minutes from the main trail.
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King of the Ruins 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a WA : Vantage (Frenchman Coulee) : Powerhouse Wall
Start on a clean, light-colored face and make a few somewhat strenuous moves to get up to the dark roof. Clip the chain-extended bolt at the lip and then body-tension your way through the roof pull. Things get pretty thin, crimpy, and slopey after the roof pull. You won't get much of a rest until the last few moves below the chains. A brilliant route....[more] Browse More Classics in WA
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