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wetslide

Vantage Sketchiness?

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there is not a no parking sign and its wide enough to be clear of the road. people have been parking there for years.

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How did Index and Leavenworth and Erie and Squamish and Smith and Yosemite get their names?

 

Someone named them.

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Thanks. More accurately I mean a ticket for not having a pass displayed?

 

I've heard rumor of tickets being handed out for parking without pass on the shoulder.

 

There are plenty of enjoyable routes to be had in the coulee, though it certainly doesn't appeal to everyone, and it isn't world class by any stretch of the imagination. Steer clear of sunshine wall and the associated CF and you should be fine.

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You have to park back up or down the road but when the Man wants money they will fight the loopholes even if the cost of enforcement exceeds the fines they gather. It is the unique logic of the government.

Edited by matt_warfield

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I just wish you wet-siders would call the area by its actual name (Frenchman Coulee). There's actually no climbing at Vantage that I know of - not even choss-fests. Do you say you're going to Terrebonne when you're actually going to Smith? Vegas when you're going to Red Rocks? etc. etc. Frenchman coulee (not "Vantage") IS a wonderful place to climb, especially during the cooler months.

 

From what I read, possibly even on this site, the Washington State climbing community has this peculiar custom of naming climbing areas after the nearest town or the nearest freeway exit.

 

Myself, I use both Vantage and Frenchman Coulee, often going back and forth between the two.

 

 

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All areas have a conventional and sometimes changing method of identifying areas: whether Squamish, or Seattle. or Bishop, or Boulder, or Smith, or Yosemite, or Leavenworth, or Index, or etc. etc. etc.

 

The main thing is for climbers as a community to know what that means and have fun. They generally know where they are despite the geographic signigance or GPS coordinates.

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