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Bend West 

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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.

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.

12 Total Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',8],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',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+ MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   
Hallowed Ground   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   
Tiers   5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
Salmon Song   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 85'   
Treatment Bound   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
Reckoning   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
Pure Joy   5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b     Trad   
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Jon at the start of Pure Joy (upper left crack) and Reckoning (upper right crack).

Reckoning 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b  WA : Tieton River : ... : Bend West
Both Reckoning and Pure Joy share the same start. Begin in the easier crack, then climb the very nice finger crack on the right side of the broken column (left is Pure Joy, .10c). Rock quality is very good, as is gear....[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.
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By Bill Ballace
From: Pullman,WA
May 29, 2012

This part of the Bend is excellent!