Rock Climbing in Frenchman Coulee Climb, Wenatchee, Washington USA

Top elevation:
Skill level required:
grade I, class 5.7
Wenatchee is the largest city of Chelan County, located in North Central Washington and lies on the west side of the Columbia River. The city is also known as the Apple Capital of the world, due to the valley's many apple cultivations.

Frenchman Coulee Climb is located just across the Columbia River, near George Town, at about an hour away from Wenatchee. The rocks have multiple zones of basalt cliffs, with over than 700 sport routes. The top elevation of the cliff is at 1200 ft/365 m and is perfect for climbing, all year round.

The skill level required for this climb is in grade 1, class 5.7. The best solid parts for rock climbing is where the rocks are steep and wet. Close to the top of the cliff, the rocks are getting looser and this is why many of the routes don’t go all the way up.

For a newcomer, Frenchman Coulee can be hard to figure out, where to climb and which route to follow. It is a popular destination for rock climbers with many exciting routes to follow and many more to be discovered. You will need a standard rack with you and you are set to climb and descent almost all the routes.

How to Get to Destination

145mi/233km, 2hrs 23mins
Head East on I-90 E and take exit 85 to WA-970 N towards Wenatchee. Turn left on WA-10/WA-970 and enter US-2 E/US-97 N and continue towards N Wenatchee Ave.
BY CAR FROM Wenatchee
47.7mi/76.7km, 57mins
From S Wenatchee Ave make an open right turn to enter WA-285 S/Central Eve S, continue on WA-28 S, turn right on WA-281 S, turn right to enter I-90 W to Seattle, take exit 143 and turn right on Silica Rd SW
Sea-Tac International Airport,
146mi/234km from Wenatchee Town

From downtown Seattle, not far from the airport, the King Street Train Station is a perfect way to get to Wenatchee. The station offers an enclosed waiting area, with restrooms, ATM and a ticket office. It is located at 303 South Jackson Street.


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