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Elevation: 1,082 ft
GPS: 47.025, -119.96858
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Shared By: Luke Stefurak on Jan 30, 2006 · Updates
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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.

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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

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

Parking

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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.
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 238
George and Martha
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 356
Air Guitar
Trad
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 165
Sinsemilla
Trad
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 128
Human Sacrifice
Trad
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 55
Shanked
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 115
Stems and Seeds
Trad
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 75
Jihad
Trad
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 103
Bob's Your Uncle
Trad
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 131
Desert Dessert
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 64
Mix it Up
Trad
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 97
Crossing the Delaware With Your…
Trad
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 31
After Shock
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 53
Lingerie
Trad
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 122
Red M&Ms
Trad
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 43
King of the Ruins
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
George and Martha Echo Basin > Sunshine Wall > (c) King Pins
 238
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Air Guitar Echo Basin > Sunshine Wall > (c) King Pins
 356
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Sinsemilla Echo Basin > Sunshine Wall > (c) King Pins
 165
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad
Human Sacrifice Frenchman Coulee > Middle E Wall
 128
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad
Shanked Echo Basin > … > (b) Riverview P… > (b) E Alcove
 55
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Stems and Seeds Echo Basin > Sunshine Wall > (c) King Pins
 115
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad
Jihad Frenchman Coulee > Middle E Wall
 75
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad
Bob's Your Uncle Echo Basin > Sunshine Wall > (c) King Pins
 103
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad
Desert Dessert Frenchman Coulee > Middle E Wall
 131
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Mix it Up Echo Basin > Sunshine Wall > (c) King Pins
 64
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad
Crossing the Delaware With… Echo Basin > Sunshine Wall > (c) King Pins
 97
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad
After Shock Frenchman Coulee > Middle E Wall
 31
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Lingerie Frenchman Coulee > Middle E Wall
 53
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Trad
Red M&Ms Echo Basin > Sunshine Wall > (c) King Pins
 122
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Trad
King of the Ruins Echo Basin > Powerhouse Area > (b) Powerhouse Wall
 43
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
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