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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
15 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',11],['2 Stars',3],['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
Ambient Domain 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b WA
: Tieton River
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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
By Bill Ballace
May 29, 2012
This part of the Bend is excellent!