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Areas in The Feathers

North Side, The 1 / 23 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 23
South Side, The 3 / 15 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 18

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.

41 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
 45
Where the Sidewalk Ends
Sport
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
 60
Mandatory Suicide
Sport
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
 52
Updrafts to Heaven
Sport
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
 49
Shake It Don't Break It
Sport
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 53
Beckey Route
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 76
Satan's Little Helper
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 93
The Uprising
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 141
Don Coyote
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 60
Jesus Saves
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13
 82
Desert Shield
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 71
Medicine Man
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 49
Blood Blister
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 79
Dance of the Shaman
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 107
Satan's Wagon
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 76
Hardening of the Arteries
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Where the Sidewalk Ends N Side
 45
5.1 2 6 II 7 MD 2a Sport
Mandatory Suicide N Side
 60
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c Sport
Updrafts to Heaven S Side
 52
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c Sport
Shake It Don't Break It N Side
 49
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Sport
Beckey Route N Side
 53
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Satan's Little Helper N Side
 76
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
The Uprising N Side
 93
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Don Coyote S Side
 141
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Jesus Saves N Side
 60
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Desert Shield N Side
 82
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13 Sport
Medicine Man S Side
 71
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Blood Blister N Side
 49
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Dance of the Shaman S Side
 79
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Satan's Wagon N Side
 107
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Hardening of the Arteries S Side
 76
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

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