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The most popular area at the Bend, especially around Pure Joy (5.10c), where there are a dozen or so quality routes packed into a concentrated area. Some routes on the left are accessed from a ledge system.
Morning shade, comes into the sun by mid-afternoon.
Turn right upon reaching the crag and hike up the hill. To reach the Pure Joy area, take the final left-hand spur.
Weather station 9.7 miles from here
16 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',11],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Bend West
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Bend West:
Tiers 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
Salmon Song 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 85'
Reckoning 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
Sugar Kicks 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
Featured Route For Bend West
Pure Joy 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b WA
: Tieton River
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This route was so absurdly good, it just had to be added to the database. A left leaning fingercrack leads to one beautiful fingerlock after another. In an area stacked with quality climbs, this route stands apart. One of many three star routes put up by Andy Fitz and Ed Mosshart. ...[more] Browse More Classics in WA
By Bill Ballace
May 29, 2012
This part of the Bend is excellent!