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Private Passion T 
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Reckoning T 
Salmon Song T 
Sugar Kicks T 
Tiers T 
Tragically Hip S 
Treatment Bound T 

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Description 

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.


Getting There 

Turn right upon reaching the crag and hike up the hill. To reach the Pure Joy area, take the final left-hand spur.


Climbing Season


13 Total Routes


['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',7],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',1],['5.8',3],['5.9',2],['5.10',6],['5.11',1],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Bend West:
Private Passion   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   
Hallowed Ground   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   
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'   
Treatment Bound   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
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'   
Pure Joy   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad   
Tragically Hip   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 80'   
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Ambrose floating past the crux.

Ambient Domain 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b  WA : Tieton River : ... : Bend West
This large, looming dihedral may not be as clean as Pure Joy or have as many killer locks as Sugar Kicks, but it does add a nice diverse route to this great crag. Fingers, stemming, and some face climbing make this a sweet route - with a thought provoking crux....[more]   Browse More Classics in WA

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Some of the routes at the Bend, West. <br />1 - Tiers, .9 <br />2 - Treatment Bound, .10a <br />3 - Cruel Harvest, .9 <br />4 - Pure Joy, .10c <br />5 - Reckoning, .10b <br />
BETA PHOTO: Some of the routes at the Bend, West.
1 - Tiers, ....
Eric rests up before tackling the business on Reckoning (5.10b)
Eric rests up before tackling the business on Reck...
Stehpanie on Hallowed Ground, 5.9, *** <br /> <br />Excellent hand crack that eats gear - good times.
BETA PHOTO: Stehpanie on Hallowed Ground, 5.9, ***

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By Bill Ballace
From: Pullman,WA
May 29, 2012

This part of the Bend is excellent!