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.