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curt57


Sep 2, 2010, 3:51 PM
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Bouldering in vantage?  (North_America: United_States: Washington: Central_Washington: Frenchman_Coulee_AKA_Vantage)
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Is there any developed boulder areas around Vantage? Or any boulder areas in that area? Thanks!


gerrybo


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There is a bit of bouldering at vantage (I.E. the Cube); I think it's listed in Yoders guide. However, it's not great. Go to Leavenworth instead.


curt57


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Is there an online guide or some pictures somewhere online of this cube? Or more boulders in that area?


summerprophet


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Closest thing you are going to find to an online guide:
http://www.justgetout.net/.../pages/page/?pgid=69

Honestly, the bouldering potential at Vantage is somewhat limited. The very texture of the rock makes makes most boulder problems quite easy compared to other areas. Most (All) of the boulderers I have seen there just do traverses around the Feathers.

Cascadeclimbers.com would be a better place to look for better information about Frenchmans Coulee.


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I think the cube is on private property? Its that big boulder you can see down in the valley from the parking lot right?

I think there is a v6 cave route somewhere below the parking lot/road but i've never hiked down there. The traverse around agatha tower is kind of fun and cruxy in places. The start of some of the steeper sport lines (powerhouse wall area for example) might make good boulder problems if you are desperate...be wary of loose rocks and the potential to tumble down the talus.

Leavenworth is world class granite bouldering and not far, there are some boulders in the tieton if you are set on basalt (check out the area near wild cat wall/the honeycomb).


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