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The Feathers by firelight.


This is beginner central at Vantage. On one side you can even sport the tailgate belay. It tends to be a bit crowded due to the density of moderate routes. The feathers are climbable on both north and south sides allowing for most weather conditions.

Getting There 

This formation is easily seen from the parking lot.

Climbing Season

Weather station 13.2 miles from here

35 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',25],['1 Star',8],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for The Feathers:
Forty Bucks in the Dark   5.0 2- 4 I 6 MM 1c     Trad, Sport, 45'   The North Side
Where the Sidewalk Ends   5.1 2 6 II 7 MD 2a     Sport, 1 pitch, 45'   The North Side
Mandatory Suicide   5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   The North Side
Updrafts to Heaven   5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c     Sport, 45'   The South Side
Altar of Sacrifice   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport, 40'   The North Side
Beckey Route   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   The North Side
Old Crack   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch   The South Side
Ruffled Feathers   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   The North Side
Jesus Saves   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 45'   The North Side
Don Coyote   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   The South Side
Satan's Little Helper   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport   The North Side
The Uprising   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   The North Side
Desert Shield   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   The North Side
Medicine Man   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport   The South Side
Blood Blister   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 60'   The North Side
Dance of the Shaman   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport   The South Side
Satan's Wagon   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport   The North Side
Wish I Were Skiing at 49 Degrees North   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 40'   The South Side
Hardening of the Arteries   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   The South Side
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Ruffled Feathers 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b  WA : Vantage (Frenchman Coulee) : ... : The North Side
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By BenCooper
May 18, 2007
Although this area can be overrun with climbers, it has some excellent routes that would make the most experienced 5.13 crimp-masters smile. I end up climbing here every time I go to Vantage.
By Lacey LaDuke
From: Spokane, Washington
Oct 14, 2008
This is a great warm up before you head out to the more distant walls.
It's also great when you are too hung over to hike far. ;)
By Tomio Tran
May 27, 2009
Lots of good climbs, but be careful for rocks due to the high density!
By Ryan Flynn
From: Maple Valley, WA
Dec 27, 2009
This area gets a bit of a bad rap for having too many beginner climbs, in my opinion. I love climbing here every time I've been.

Got a perfect day out here on December 26. Walls were empty, sun was out, it was great!
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