Archive:Vantage April 2010

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This is the sign up and organization page for an old trip. It already happened. Please do not sign up for it.


Main article: Vantage

At least once a year, a group of VOCers head down to Vantage, Washington to climb in Frenchman Coulee, a gorge located in the Columbia River Plateau. There are hundreds of routes, sport and traditional, on a variety of rock ranging from 30m basalt column column cracks to sporty 5.12 jug-fests.

This trip is beginner friendly, but is not meant to be introductory. Most climbs in Vantage are not top-rope accessible, so skills like lead belaying and anchor cleaning are essential (or a friend who can do these for you). You will probably be able to find someone to teach you these skills while on the trip, but it's not being organized by me.

Trip Organizer: Lewis Kitchen
Forum Thread: Forum


April 2th - 5th, 2010

Pre-Trip Meeting

Wednesday, March 31, 6pm, The Gallery

Note: Come if

  • You are carless
  • You are a driver with space in your car
  • You need directions on how to get there
  • You have questions/need to find a partner.

Sign Up

If you also want to sign up in a car, make sure to contact the driver first, in case they filled their car in person, and haven't put it on the wiki yet!

  1. Lewis Kitchen
  2. Dan Boland
  3. Kristina Lidstone
  4. Justin Hall
  5. Robin Avery
  6. Jessica Dorzinsky (also maybe. will have to see with school stuff)
  7. Katinka Kilian
  8. Christian Sampaleanu
  9. Philip Ketterer
  10. Scott Thullen
  11. Emily Browning
  12. Meredith Adler
  13. Stephen Lerch
  14. Cameron Bigdaddy Bathgate
  15. Rasmus Thisner
  16. Nina Varsava
  17. Anna Sobieniak
  18. Kristen Lee
  19. Douglas Curley
  20. Christina Dixon
  21. Stephanie Rich
  22. Todd Mackenzie
  23. Jennifer Y


If you have space in your car, please post the spots and where you're leaving from. Passengers pay for gas. If you have a rope and/or rack, please indicate so that we can try and even out people with gear into cars with less gear (see below).

  • Car Name/Driver Name (X spots - location) [gear] {Time of Departure from Vancouver - Time of Departure from Vantage}

  • Savage Pete (4 spots total - Broadway and Granville) [rope, draws, tent, french press] {Thursday Night/Friday Morning-Monday}
  1. Lewis Kitchen
  2. Dan Boland
  3. Kristina Lidstone
  4. Christian S.
  • USS Enterprise (5 spots total - Tsawwassen, can come out to UBC) [rope, rack, tent, espresso maker] {Thursday afternoon - Some time Monday }
  1. Justin Hall (Captain James T. Kirk)
  • Thumpy/Stephen Lerch (2 spots - East Van) [Draws, rack, 2 ropes, jar of 100% Columbian Van Houtte instant coffee] {Leaving April 1st, 5:00pm - Going back April 5th, 1:00ish}
  1. Jennifer Yip

  • Kristen Lee (4 spots total - UBC) [tent, draws, 2 ropes anchor material, stove] {Thrusday evening - Monday afternoon}
  1. Douglas Curley
  2. Kristen Lee
  3. Christina Dixon
  4. Kai Chaplin

Carless People

  • People in need of a ride.