Maps. See our attached map.
Skill: 2 (intermediate)
Fitness: 2 (intermediate)
Jigsaw Wall, Tomato Wall, Riverview Area pdf pictures and route info (this takes awhile to load).
Jigsaw Wall. Hard pulling is found on the entablature layer beneath the Tilted Pillars. Take the Near Trail lower fork by the routes The Chossmaster and Boschido. After a short descent and a swing to the right, you’ll be at one of the toughest sport walls in the area. Usually you’ll have the area to yourselves.
Tomato Wall. From the Tilted Pillars (Sunshine Wall area), hike west on the Near Trail for about 15 minutes. By the imposing stone of Chockstone Gully and the pillar of Canadian Hand Job, find a cluster of moderate bolted and traditional climbs.
Riverview Columns. Located at the far end of the Sunshine Wall. Walk west on the Near Trail from the Tomato Wall for a few minutes and the east-facing Riverview Columns appear. Only five routes are listed, but all are great. Like the Tomato Wall, some shade and break from the springtime wind is granted here.
Riverview Park. From the Tomato Wall/Riverview Columns, continue west on the Near Trail. In less than ten minutes, the trail descends half-left to the lower walls (turning hard left leads to Corn Wall). Continue west a few hundred feet and the short bolted routes of Riverview Park appear on your right. Riverview Park has the greatest concentration of moderate sport routes of any crag at the Coulee. We have listed 27 of the best. They range from a 3-star 5.4 to numerous 5.10’s and 5.11A’s up to a 4-star 5.11B. To the west of Riverview Park, are yet more crags with some great climbs not featured in this guide. A one minute stroll will bring you to Portrait of a Jigsaw Burger 5.11A **** 7 clips. There are at least 15 more routes out there rating two stars or better.
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.
More Rock: Maps and details of over 30 regional climbing crags in this guidebook.
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.
This post was originally published on 7/30/08.