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Rock Climbing at Frenchman Coulee - Sat, Nov 10 2012, Sun, Nov 11 2012, Mon, Nov 12 2012
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PRE-REGISTRATION MAY BE REQUIRED. Please review the event details carefully, and if registration is required and you'd like to join us, you must sign up at the bottom of this page. Non-member guests must contact the leader (see Notes below) to register. If payment is required for this event, you will be expected to send your payment to the Event Leader - payable to the Alpine Club of Canada, Vancouver Section.
|Event Type:||Rock Climbing|
|Event Location:||Frenchman Coulee|
|Date(s) & Time:||Sat, Nov 10 2012, Sun, Nov 11 2012, Mon, Nov 12 2012
9:00 AM (Carpool Departure: N/A *log in for location*)
|Registration Cut Off:
Thu, Nov 8 2012 6:00:00 PM
|Event Duration:||3 days|
|Difficulty Rating:||D3: Difficult|
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Members & Guests, 18 & Older Only
Attendees are Pre-Screened - Trip Leader will review your background and may contact you before accepting you on the trip.
|Number Registered So Far:||
10 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
|Escape the rain for three days of climbing in the desert at Frenchman Coulee. The area offers a mix of sport and trad climbing on basalt. Almost all the climbs are single pitch and a single 60m rope is sufficient for descending from all routes. There are very few climbs where it is possible to set up a top rope anchor from above.|
|Required Items to Bring:|
Documentation for border crossing
|Recommended Items to Bring:|
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|How to Get There:|
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** Vancouver Transit Info
The area is administered by the Washington Dept of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW). For parking at the main climberís parking lot (and for the climberís campground) you need a WDFW Vehicle Access pass https://fishhunt.dfw.wa.gov/wdfw/licenses.html. Itís good for one year and costs about $15. You can purchase one from any store that sells fishing and hunting licences, including the general store in Vantage (you can call them at 509-856-2800 to confirm their hours). You can find a full list of vendors at http://wdfw.wa.gov/licensing/vendors/
Thereís also a small parking lot a mile or two further along the road which is outside the WDFW permit area and where you can park for free. You can hike to the climbing area from here in about the same time as from the main parking lot.
The climberís campground at Frenchman Coulee is free except that you need a WDFW Vehicle Access permit for your car (see above). Itís very scenic, but dusty and has absolutely no facilities except for a port-a-potty. Donít know how well itís maintained currently, but in the past itís been pretty bad when itís overused (which was on most busy weekends). Bring your own everything, including water.
The Riverstone Resort and RV Park in Vantage offers standard commercial camping facilities in a pleasant location plus a motel with some kitchenette units and possibly a few furnished houses that are available for nightly rentals. The accommodation is pretty basic, but the prices are reasonable. If youíre interested in sharing the rent for one of the houses, let us know and if thereís enough interest weíll see if we can book one.|
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