Elevation: 1,082 ft
GPS: 47.025, -119.969 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Luke Stefurak on Jan 30, 2006 · Updates
Admins: Jon Nelson, Micah Klesick, Z Winters

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 (Vantage)

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 262
Party in Your Pants
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 207
George and Martha
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 295
Air Guitar
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 101
Sex Party
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 161
Sunshine Buttress
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 150
Boschido
Sport
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 143
Sinsemilla
Trad
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 134
Easy Off
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 97
Human Sacrifice
Trad
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 110
Narlux
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 87
Desert Dessert
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 105
Stems and Seeds
Trad
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 81
Bob's Your Uncle
Trad
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 82
Crossing the Delaware With Your…
Trad
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 107
Red M&Ms
Trad
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Party in Your Pants Echo Basin > Sunshine Wall > (e) Near End (aka Twi…
 262
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
George and Martha Echo Basin > Sunshine Wall > (c) King Pins
 207
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Air Guitar Echo Basin > Sunshine Wall > (c) King Pins
 295
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Sex Party Frenchman Coulee > Middle E Wall
 101
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Sunshine Buttress Echo Basin > Sunshine Wall > (c) King Pins
 161
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Boschido Echo Basin > Sunshine Wall > (c) King Pins
 150
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Sinsemilla Echo Basin > Sunshine Wall > (c) King Pins
 143
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad
Easy Off Echo Basin > Sunshine Wall > (e) Near End (aka Twi…
 134
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Human Sacrifice Frenchman Coulee > Middle E Wall
 97
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad
Narlux Echo Basin > Sunshine Wall > (c) King Pins
 110
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Desert Dessert Frenchman Coulee > Middle E Wall
 87
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Stems and Seeds Echo Basin > Sunshine Wall > (c) King Pins
 105
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad
Bob's Your Uncle Echo Basin > Sunshine Wall > (c) King Pins
 81
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad
Crossing the Delaware With… Echo Basin > Sunshine Wall > (c) King Pins
 82
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad
Red M&Ms Echo Basin > Sunshine Wall > (c) King Pins
 107
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Trad
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