A scenic view of a coulee at Vantage

A scenic view of a coulee at Vantage.

Skill: 3 (advanced)

Fitness: 2 (intermediate)

Maps. See our map.
Corn, Millennium, Hen House areas pdf pictures and route info (this takes a moment to load but is worth the wait).

Corn Wall. The Corn Wall / Millennium Wall / Hen House area lies on the same level as Riverview Park and begins a few minutes walk east of the Park. Corn Wall comes first, and like Riverview Park, features short climbs that are of good or excellent quality. As you move east, the climbs get more difficult (check the guide, however, there are exceptions). The Corn Wall is named after The Cob, a small, free-standing pillar that separates the right and left halves of the wall.

Millennium Wall. Walk east past the right end of the Corn Wall and you come to the first route on the Millennium Wall in less than a minute.

Hen House area. Just right of the last route on the Millennium Wall, Ten-A-Cee Waltz, both the color and the character of the rock changes. The streaked, orange-white color gives way to darker shades of rust and tan while the wall becomes undercut. The first listed route on the Hen House is on this rust wall. It is the only climb easier than 5.10C. Climbing at the Hen House has more in common with the Jigsaw Wall, a few hundred feet east on the same level, than with the Corn & Millennium walls next door.

An introduction to climbing at Frenchman Coulee. Learn about the area’s environment, seasons, required permits, camping, geology, botany, bird life, other activities… (this takes a moment to load).

Trip Reporter: Selected Climbs of Frenchman Coulee has been compiled, photographed, and written by Marc A. Dilley, a Wenatchee-based climber well-versed in the area’s routes and natural history.

Leave It Better than You Found It. This should be every user’s goal. Pick up trash left by others, pull noxious weeds along your route, throw branches over unwanted spur trails, etc.

Disclaimer. Treat this information as recommendations, not gospel. Conditions change and those contributing these reports are volunteers–they may make mistakes or not know all the issues affecting a route. You are responsible for yourself, your actions, and your safety. If you won’t accept that responsibility, you are prohibited from using our information.

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