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Stewardship in Frenchman Coulee

Climbers have been helping care for the land in Frenchman Coulee and Echo Basin (the area commonly known as “Vantage”) for decades. The Access Fund organized work here in 2000, and the Washington Climbers Coalition has done projects here since 2010. The Mountaineers, the American Alpine Club, and the Spokane Mountaineers have participated in these […]

By |April 25th, 2016|Advocacy, Vantage News|Comments Off on Stewardship in Frenchman Coulee

Dogs at the Crag


Respect the rights of others to climb without being disturbed.

Tether dogs in high-use sites like bouldering areas or staging areas. This keeps dogs out of the way of spotters, belayers, and other visitors, and prevents other people’s property from being disturbed.

Respect the rights of your dog.
Make sure your dog has plenty of food, water, and […]

By |April 5th, 2016|Ongoing Issues, Vantage News|Comments Off on Dogs at the Crag

February 2014 – Vantage Toilet

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This remarkable desert recreation area is a long way from the nearest rest stop. The area is used by hundreds of climbers on busy weekends during the Spring and Fall climbing season, and the first thing many are looking for upon arrival is a […]

By |February 21st, 2014|News, Vantage News|Comments Off on February 2014 – Vantage Toilet