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House of Pain S 
King Connection S 
King of the Ruins S 
Pain Connection S 
Pile Driver S 
Poop Chute S 
Powerpuff S 
Queen of the Gym S 
Take Hold of the Flame S 
Victim of Fate S 
Violator S 

Powerhouse Wall Rock Climbing 

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This is an area of steep fractured basalt that receives sun all day except for early in the morning. It is one of the oldest and most developed sport climbing areas at Vantage and grades are solid. Since there are less than a dozen routes, a few groups here seems like a crowd.

Getting There 

After going through the main tunnel to the Sunshine Wall head down and left to the most Southeastern crag. This should only take 5 minutes from the main trail.

Climbing Season

For the Vantage (Frenchman Coulee) area.

Weather station 13.3 miles from here

14 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',9],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Powerhouse Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Powerhouse Wall:
Take Hold of the Flame   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 65'   
Violator   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 60'   
House of Pain   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 55'   
Pile Driver   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 80'   
Death from Above   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Sport, 90'   
Horsepowered   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Sport, 70'   
King of the Ruins   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 70'   
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Featured Route For Powerhouse Wall
Rock Climbing Photo: King of the Ruins

King of the Ruins 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a  Washington : Vantage (Frenchman Coulee) : Powerhouse Wall
Start on a clean, light-colored face and make a few somewhat strenuous moves to get up to the dark roof. Clip the chain-extended bolt at the lip and then body-tension your way through the roof pull. Things get pretty thin, crimpy, and slopey after the roof pull. You won't get much of a rest until the last few moves below the chains. A brilliant route....[more]   Browse More Classics in Washington

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By geoff georges
From: Seattle, Wa.
Oct 31, 2014
the Powerhouse gets A+ for order.

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