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Ed's Jam T 
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Peace, Love and Rope T 
Riptide T 
Seizure T 

Bend Center Rock Climbing 

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The tallest section of cliff, reached first by the trail. Features some two-pitch routes on the left side that start from the base, and some long single-pitch routes on the right side that start off a prominent ledge system.

Getting There 

When you reach the crag, turn right. For the left side routes (e.g., Local Knowledge), take a left-hand spur almost immediately to reach the cliff base. For the right side routes (e.g., Ed's Jam), continue on the main trail until you reach a left-hand spur that leads to a ramp. The ramp gains the prominent ledge (scramble, with maybe a 5.0 move).

Climbing Season

Weather station 9.7 miles from here

9 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',8],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Bend Center

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Bend Center:
Ed's Jam   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 2 pitches   
Peace, Love and Rope   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 200'   
Introductory Offer   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   
MX   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 2 pitches, 210'   
Local Knowledge   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 2 pitches, 200'   
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Featured Route For Bend Center
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Ed's Jam 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  WA : Tieton River : ... : Bend Center
The first pitch (5.2) follows the ramp on the far right of The Bend center area to a belay ledge beneath a tree ~15 feet above. Second pitch (5.8) goes up the crack just left of the tree and then moves left to hand crack for another ~55 feet....[more]   Browse More Classics in WA

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By davidbr
May 19, 2015
The offwidth between Seizure and MX (directly below the rap' station for MX)is a really nice climb. It takes a variety of gear, but the meat of it is #5 and #6 size. It's around 5.8.
By geoff georges
From: Seattle, Wa.
Jul 27, 2015
we did the newly cleaned route on left side of Amigos and ta ta's. has bolt where you go on left side of roof, very good crack, maybe 5.9. Whoever is cleaning this give it a name here on MP.

I also climbed the OW left of MX, I would use 2 #6 if I had 2, or slide it up. There is a part that the only thing that worked for me was knee in, hand/fist stack, repeat. I would call it 5.9
By JimM
Sep 17, 2015
The route to the climbers left of Amigos and Ta Ta's is Janet's Route, 5.9. FA August 1995 by Jim Matthews and John Stanfield. There was never any bolt on the route and it ends at the anchors at the top of Ed's Jam. There is a bolt above the left side of the roof on Amigos and Ta Ta's.

Some locals call the OW left of MX, Fat Bastard, but that is definitely an unofficial name. No one seems to know who had the FA. I always thought it felt like 5.9, but I haven't been on it in a long time.

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