Description

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.

42 Total Climbs

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Classic Climbing Routes at The Feathers

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.1 2 6 II 7 MD 2a
 46
Where the Sidewalk Ends
Sport
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
 61
Mandatory Suicide
Sport
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
 57
Updrafts to Heaven
Sport
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
 52
Shake It Don't Break It
Sport
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 57
Becky Route
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 80
Satan's Little Helper
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 99
The Uprising
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 146
Don Coyote
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 65
Jesus Saves
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13
 83
Desert Shield
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 76
Medicine Man
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 52
Blood Blister
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 84
Dance of the Shaman
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 112
Satan's Wagon
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 80
Hardening of the Arteries
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Where the Sidewalk Ends N Side
 46
5.1 2 6 II 7 MD 2a Sport
Mandatory Suicide N Side
 61
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c Sport
Updrafts to Heaven S Side
 57
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c Sport
Shake It Don't Break It N Side
 52
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Sport
Becky Route N Side
 57
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Satan's Little Helper N Side
 80
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
The Uprising N Side
 99
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Don Coyote S Side
 146
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Jesus Saves N Side
 65
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Desert Shield N Side
 83
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13 Sport
Medicine Man S Side
 76
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Blood Blister N Side
 52
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Dance of the Shaman S Side
 84
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Satan's Wagon N Side
 112
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Hardening of the Arteries S Side
 80
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
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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. May 18, 2007
Lacey LaDuke
Spokane, Washington
Lacey LaDuke   Spokane, Washington
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. ;) Oct 14, 2008
Lots of good climbs, but be careful for rocks due to the high density! May 27, 2009
Ryan Flynn
Maple Valley, WA
Ryan Flynn   Maple Valley, WA
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! Dec 27, 2009