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seabadgeA playground

seabadge

Many trips, many climbs. This was my go-to climbing destination when I was first learning sport. A great place to go when it's raining west of the cascades!
Posted Jun 16, 2013 1:51 pm

jacobsmithSport leading  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 17, 2013

jacobsmith

With my main trad climbing partners out of town, me and John headed to Vantage to do some sport climbing. led 7 routes in the Feather and Sunshine Wall and top-roped House of Cards on the way out, basically tripling the amount of sport leading i've done. it was John's first time rock climbing and he did great!
Posted Feb 18, 2013 1:06 am

Josh LewisOne of the Best in Washington  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 4, 2012

Josh Lewis

This is probably the second coolest crag place in Washington (Index still being my favorite). Even for clouds predicted in the forecast there were lots of people at Vantage. Good thing that there is also lots of climbs.
Posted Nov 5, 2012 7:26 pm

gimpilatorI've been 3 times  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 4, 2012

gimpilator

Party In Your Pants 5.8
Crack In The Back 5.6
Stroke The Chicken 5.6
Clipping The Cornea 5.7
Cornivorous 5.9
Routecleaning 101: Intro to Mank 5.9
Think it Rhymes With Luck 5.10a
Noggin Garnish 5.9
Taking It Easy 5.9
Lucky Dogs 5.8
The Big Finish 5.10a
Gas Sipper 5.8
Nazi Boyfriend 5.10b
It Couldn't Be Clearer 5.10a
Clearly Human 5.7
Posted Nov 4, 2012 11:25 pm

SocorroWindy and hot  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 1, 2005

Socorro

It´s been so long I´ve forgotten the routes I´ve climbed, but I definitely came here. Woke up to a huge rattlesnake napping outside the tent door.
Posted Nov 2, 2011 12:38 pm

MMclimbhighMany times  Sucess!

MMclimbhigh

Ahhh, Vantage......
Posted Oct 7, 2011 2:31 am

ShredTheGnarBetter than expected  Sucess!

ShredTheGnar

Hot, dry, wear a helmet.
Posted Jul 12, 2011 11:04 am

DustyDeb9First outdoor climb  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 20, 2009

DustyDeb9

Came here with the Mountaineers for my first outdoor climb. Lots of nice routes for a beginner. Made it up Jesus Saves and The Uprising. Fun day!
Posted Jul 6, 2010 6:05 pm

Vinnyvarious since 1999  Sucess!

Vinny

This is a great place and I wish I made it there more often. The site of my then 2 year old's first route- that staircase at the Feathers. I have witnessed casualties due to loose rock (incl boulderer 25 footer to bust his ankles) even at the benign feathers - helmets everyone!
Posted May 27, 2010 1:48 pm

RokIzGudLove It  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 4, 2010

RokIzGud

LOVE THIS PLACE!!!! I climb here all the time. Its great!
Posted Mar 28, 2010 4:31 am

skookCool setting  Sucess!

skook

Been there a few times since 1999. It's a great way to spent the day before a DMB concert.
Posted Aug 31, 2009 5:48 pm

lukicSketchy rock  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 29, 2008

lukic

But there are some pretty good routes and I enjoyed the climbing at Sunshine wall. Bring helmets.
Posted Jun 14, 2008 12:10 pm

AJonesFun Place  Sucess!

AJones

I used to climb in Vantage a lot in the early to mid 90's (before the washrooms). It was quite fun, with a nice mix of sport and trad routes. Good early season spot.
Posted Nov 20, 2007 6:04 pm

baloodh2000Great Climbing  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 1, 2007

baloodh2000

Been climbing the feathers all season. Next season I think focus will be the sunshine wall. Still getting used to the vertical. Losing my climbing buddy Nick, but Ash and I are still up for some good times! Excellent adventure area. columbia river...
Posted Oct 16, 2007 4:43 pm

J FoxMultiple Routes  Sucess!

J Fox

This was my default climbing destination when I was in grad school from 1997-1999. An awesome place to climb. The basalt columns make for a cool atmosphere and the number and range of climbs available is staggering. I did my first trad lead here on Seven Virgins and a Mule.
Posted Aug 2, 2007 10:56 am

SharonMultiple routes  Sucess!

Sharon

...over numerous trips since 24 March 1990, when Steve & I announced our engagement here.

Herm's Tower (Sunshine Wall): The Shaft 5.7. 1 Feb 1992. Partners: Jim States, Brett Pierce.
Posted Dec 22, 2006 4:03 am

nasakRoute Climbed: Various!  Sucess!

nasak

I've been up to Vantage several times now. The sunshine wall is great ... a seemingly endless wall of routes! Gret climbing.
Posted Oct 7, 2006 7:29 am

brotherFeathers  Sucess!

brother

Climbed most routes on the feathers. The scenery here is spectacular, the routes are fun and I will go back as my trad skills develop.
Posted Aug 15, 2006 9:58 pm

hkutukVantage Climbing  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 12, 2005

hkutuk

First time in Vantage had a lot of fun climbing with Jim. The rain over night scared away the crowds for Sunday. The mandatory climbing log so far is:

The Feathers, not so interesting mainly clipping bolts:

Notch Route (5.6) - easy route on the back of Satans Tower
Jesus Saves (5.8) - kind of tricky moves higher up
Blood Blister (5.10a) - TRed, fun little overhanging.
Shin Scraper (5.9) - felt easier than .9,one move
Chimney just behind Satans Tower (5.5)
Altar of Sacrifice (5.7) - cruiser, nice handholds

Sunshine Wall fun place but crowded:

Stokin' The Chicken (5.6) - Weird chimney moves on top
Whipsaw (5.9) - Bolted arete - little loose in places
Party in Your Pants (5.8) - Many bulges, but plenty fun moves
Arete to the right of PIYP - TRed unknown route, kind of hardmust be 10 something
Crossing the Threshold (5.8) - Stem the double crack, nice.
Air Guitar (5.10) - TRed, good one gets wider than fist on top
Clip'em or Skip'em (5.9) - Clipping bolts on the side
Posted Jul 21, 2006 5:39 am

rpcCouple Trips to V  Sucess!

rpc

Fourth Trip (Feb. 20-21, 2010):
Pony Keg - very nice
Air Guitar - Shirley led, great route
Crackmaster Lambada - Shirley onsighted this intimidating (to me) looking thin crack
Boschido - great bolted arete
Ride 'Em Cowboy - Shirley's lead of another bolted arete
George And Martha - 2nd time seemed easier and funner!
Sinsemilla - Shirley led (seemed harder and more desperate :)

Third Trip (March 19, 2006):
Half day at Sunshine
Steel Grille - very nice route (complete with pigeons)
Sinsemilla - failed attempt
Seven Virgins... - Shirley's lead; easy but fun, clean chimney

Second Trip (March 12, 2006):
One day at the Sunshine Wall (crowded).
Party In.. - Shirley's lead.
Crossing The Threshold - Shirley's lead. Fun route.
Tangled Up In Blue - Fun route but short.
George & Martha - had to take on it once cause I'm weak. Not sure if it deserves the 4 stars (definitely 3 though :)

First Trip (March 6,7 2004):
First visit there for me and my wife. Started off with a day at The Feathers. The bolted face climbs surprised us - climbs were relatively steep, with huge positive holds but pumpy on the forearms (radically different than face climbs at Smith of same grade). Day two was spent at the Sunshine Wall where we managed two trad climbs....before rescuers ordered everyone off the cliffs since there was going to be a heli pick up (someone got hurt - don't know details). Here's our list to date:

The Feathers:
Jesus Saves 5.8 - one or two balancy moves.
The Uprising 5.8 - tricky friction move (for short people :)
Altar of Sacrifice 5.7 - nothing special
Shake It Don't Break it 5.5 - first bolt high, easy ground though
The Becky Route 5.7
Ruffled Feathers 5.7
Feather in My Cap 5.5
Don Coyote 5.8 - the best route of the day for us (very pumpy on the forearms)

Sunshine Wall
Party In Your Pants 5.8 - bulge, rest stance, bulge, rest ....X5 or 6. Used quite a bit of gear...
Stroken' the Chicken 5.6 - fun route with crux coming in the last 20-30 feet.
Posted Mar 13, 2006 4:45 pm

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