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Frenchman Coulee has very rugged terrain, narrow trails, cliffs, and shale, which makes it an area difficult for first responders to navigate when needed.

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An ‘ecstatic’ climb
June 9, 2022 1:20 a.m.

An ‘ecstatic’ climb

Ensuring safety and fun at Frenchman Coulee

QUINCY - Just off the Old Vantage Highway, between the Columbia River and Interstate-90 is Frenchman Coulee. It is a spot popular for rock climbers and hikers throughout the summer months but can be a tricky place to navigate when an injury occurs. “Frenchman Coulee is a unique area especially to rock climbing in Washington state and attracts a lot of people to the area for camping, hiking and rock climbing which results in a more technical type of rescue calls,” said Grant County Fire District 3 Chief Tony Leibelt...