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Banks Lake / Northrup Canyon 
Vantage (Frenchman Coulee) 

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Central Region 


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Description 

Region in the middle of the state, bordering on the Columbia River on the west side, the Okanagan on the north, and the Snake River and Spokane area on the east. Includes the Frenchman Coulee near Vantage.


Getting There 

I90 is a main E-W access route.


355 Total Routes


['4 Stars',12],['3 Stars',131],['2 Stars',160],['1 Star',47],['Bomb',2]
['<=5.6',25],['5.7',24],['5.8',32],['5.9',56],['5.10',140],['5.11',69],['5.12',8],['5.13',1],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Central Region:
The Chossmaster   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport, 2 pitches, 90'   Sunshine Wall : King Pins
Seven Virgins and a Mule   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch   Sunshine Wall : King Pins
Party in Your Pants   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   Sunshine Wall : Twin Cracks Area
Ride 'em Cowboy   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch   Sunshine Wall : Twin Cracks Area
Air Guitar   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad   Sunshine Wall : King Pins
Sunshine Buttress   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 75'   Sunshine Wall : Coyote Wall
George and Martha   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch   Sunshine Wall : King Pins
Sex Party   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   Vantage (Frenchman Coulee) : Middle East Wall
Boschido   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   Sunshine Wall : King Pins
Satan's Wagon   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport   The Feathers : The North Side
Human Sacrifice   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   Vantage (Frenchman Coulee) : Middle East Wall
Sinsemilla   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   Sunshine Wall : King Pins
Bob's Your Uncle   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   Sunshine Wall : King Pins
Jihad   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 85'   Vantage (Frenchman Coulee) : Middle East Wall
Stems and Seeds   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   Sunshine Wall : King Pins
Desert Dessert   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   Vantage (Frenchman Coulee) : Middle East Wall
Crossing the Delaware With Your Pants Down   5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 160'   Sunshine Wall : King Pins
Lingerie   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   Vantage (Frenchman Coulee) : Middle East Wall
Stemmin' Ms   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 60'   Vantage (Frenchman Coulee) : M & M Wall
Red M&Ms   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Trad, 1 pitch   Sunshine Wall : King Pins
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Featured Route For Central Region
Tom Michael on "Red M&Ms". <br />Photo by Todd Gordon.

Red M&Ms 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a  WA : Vantage (Frenchman Coulee) : ... : King Pins
Graded incorrectly (as 5.11b) in the Rock Climbing Washington Guide, Red M&Ms is a great stemming route that heads up the corner just right of George and Martha. Any actual holds on the route are small and some stemming skill is a bit of a necessity. This route started its life as a trad route, was bolted, and now chopped to make for an scary lead on thin pro. Unless one or two of the bolts magically reappear, this might be better as a TR unless you're super solid at the grade and fearless......[more]   Browse More Classics in WA

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