Elevation: 1,083 ft
GPS: 47.025, -119.969 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Luke Stefurak on Jan 30, 2006 with improvements by GLD and 4 others
Admins: Scott Coldiron, Jon Nelson, Micah Klesick
Tonight
62°F 17°C
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90°F - 62°F 32°C - 17°C
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90°F - 64°F 32°C - 18°C
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87°F - 59°F 31°C - 15°C
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78°F - 53°F 26°C - 12°C
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76°F - 53°F 24°C - 12°C
Fri
79°F - 57°F 26°C - 14°C

Description

Vantage is one of Washington's great winter crags. The columnar basalt creates a great balance of sport and trad routes. The sport routes stick to the faces and range from 5.5 - 5.12+ and the cracks are found in between the columns and are of similar grades. All of the faces are out in the open and will get sun at some point in the day.

Getting There

Head East on I-90 from Seattle. Follow this over the Columbia River past Vantage, WA.

Go up the hill and take exit 143 (the second exit after the river). At the bottom of the exit ramp take a left onto Silica road. Follow this road under the highway and take the first left onto Vantage road. Go down the canyon 1.4 miles. You will see parking on the left.

Video overview

Drone footage from Tom Pittman VIII:
youtu.be/q7IGqcJRsgk

Parking

A Discover Pass is required. Day pass and annual pass are available for purchase at discoverpass.wa.gov/ .

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Classic Climbing Routes at Frenchman Coulee, AKA Vantage

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 118
Seven Virgins and a Mule
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 191
Party in Your Pants
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 134
Crossing the Threshold
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 186
Ride 'em Cowboy
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 97
Tangled up in Blue
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 149
George and Martha
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 205
Air Guitar
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 90
Sunshine Buttress
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 119
Satan's Wagon
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 102
Boschido
Sport
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 103
Sinsemilla
Trad
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 91
Easy Off
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 80
Narlux
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 80
Stems and Seeds
Trad
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 74
Red M&Ms
Trad
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Seven Virgins and a Mule Sunshine Wall > King Pins
 118
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Party in Your Pants Sunshine Wall > Near End of Sunshine…
 191
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Crossing the Threshold Sunshine Wall > King Pins
 134
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Ride 'em Cowboy Sunshine Wall > Near End of Sunshine…
 186
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Tangled up in Blue Sunshine Wall > King Pins
 97
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
George and Martha Sunshine Wall > King Pins
 149
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Air Guitar Sunshine Wall > King Pins
 205
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Sunshine Buttress Sunshine Wall > King Pins
 90
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Satan's Wagon Feathers > N Side
 119
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Boschido Sunshine Wall > King Pins
 102
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Sinsemilla Sunshine Wall > King Pins
 103
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad
Easy Off Sunshine Wall > Near End of Sunshine…
 91
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Narlux Sunshine Wall > King Pins
 80
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Stems and Seeds Sunshine Wall > King Pins
 80
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad
Red M&Ms Sunshine Wall > King Pins
 74
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Trad
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