While rock climbing with the Tacoma Mountaineers in the Frenchman's Coulee area (near Vantage, WA), I snapped a few photos of the columnar basalt surrounding us. This was my first trip to Vantage and I found the surrounding canyonscapes truely spectacular.
Saturday morning, under clear blue skies, we set up climbing routes at the "Feathers". Later that afternoon we climbed different routes on sunny southern facing walls. At day's end, upon return to the nearby campsite, gluttonous appetites were sated by an unsurpassable feast.
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Rock Climbing at Vantage (Mountaineers)
Vantage Basalt Landscape
Afternoon Climbing Wall at Vantage
Rock Climbing at Vantage