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Routes in Bulo Point

Atomic Dust Buster S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Barking Spider S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Black Market Organ Donor S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
DaKine T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Don't Call Me Ishmael S 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
Drawin' A Blank S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Flying Meatball T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
For The Love of God Alice Shut the Bathroom Door S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
I Am Not The Man S 5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b
Inversion Excursion S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Jet Stream S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Jet Wind S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Nook and Cranny T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Plumber's Crack T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Raiders of the Lost Rock T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Return of Yoda S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Scene of the Crime T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Separated at Birth S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Silence of the Cams S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
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Description

Bulo Point is a great place for beginners since most of the routes can be toproped. There are many fun leads as well, over 15 routes with a couple overhangs, mostly in the 5.6 to 5.10 range.
There are also many great boulder problems in the area, check out the old Portland bouldering guide

Getting There

Drive south from Hood River or, east from Government Camp on Hwy 35. Between Sherwood and Robin Hood campground turn east on F.S. 44. Drive for about 10 miles. Turn right onto 4420 and take this for about a mile. As the paved road bends right, stay straight onto the gravel 4421. Immediately after this, stay right/straight onto the rough 240 road (high clearance vehicle is ideal). Take this for about 1 mile. Pass Access Fund sponsored pullouts and camping area on your left and continue a very short distance to the obvious pull-outs on left and right. The trail is on the left (east) side of the road. Do not continue walking straight, this is a different trail for horse-riders and others. The rocks will appear very shortly after passing through the trees.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Bulo Point

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5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 22
Silence of the Cams
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 20
Nook and Cranny
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 40
Jet Wind
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 4
Barking Spider
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 18
DaKine
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 14
Black Market Organ Donor
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 11
Inversion Excursion
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 5
Flying Meatball
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 39
Jet Stream
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 15
Scene of the Crime
Trad
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 6
Separated at Birth
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 7
Atomic Dust Buster
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 27
Return of Yoda
Sport
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
 16
Don't Call Me Ishmael
Sport
5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b
 4
I Am Not The Man
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Silence of the Cams
 22
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Nook and Cranny
 20
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Jet Wind
 40
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Barking Spider
 4
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
DaKine
 18
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Black Market Organ Donor
 14
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Inversion Excursion
 11
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Flying Meatball
 5
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Jet Stream
 39
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Scene of the Crime
 15
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Separated at Birth
 6
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Atomic Dust Buster
 7
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Return of Yoda
 27
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Don't Call Me Ishmael
 16
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
I Am Not The Man
 4
5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b Sport
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mebbing
Bend, Oregon
mebbing   Bend, Oregon
Hum... these directions didn't help me much, nor did those in Ron Horton's Weekend Rock Oregon Book. I'd like to think most people find it easier than I did... but if not, here are my rough notes: If you miss the faint trail to the crag as you walk along or drive along 240, you will quickly come to a sign for some lookout point on your left (you've gone to far, turn around) and if you miss that sign, you'll soon come to a sign for a natural spring (again, you've gone too far, turn around), and if you missed both signs, the road will take you to the paved road again just 3 or 4 miles up from where you had turned off of it. Not sure why Ron Horton would put a map in his book and note there is no sign for Bulo Point's trail off this dirt road, but not bother to draw-in or mention the next point's sign that is only .25 mile past Bulo point, or that Spring's sign, that is only .5 mile or so past Bulo point. Wish I remembered the names on those signs, but all you need to know is they mean you already went by Bulo point. Happy cragging. Jun 18, 2008
OyeMike
Murphy, Idaho
OyeMike   Murphy, Idaho
4421 was almost exactly a mile on my odometer, stay on the main dirt track after that, I only noticed one little down (left) turning road besides this, keep going maybe a couple of miles past a clearing with a steep bank on the left and into a somewhat deep grove with a ton of deadfall trees, the trail is a little vague but you can see a couple of the rocks looking down it, if you get to a sign that says "Marion Point" you have gone about a mile too far,,,the writing is on the opposite side of the direction of travel and its a bit broken.
Horrible place unless you like purple flowers and an alpine feel as much as a challenging pitch. Bring good coffee, its a long drive back to P-town. Jun 23, 2008
Sarah Kate
Seattle, WA
Sarah Kate   Seattle, WA
Sharp sharp sharp!!!! Do not fall if you value your skin. Cheese-grater rock. Fun climbing. May 5, 2009
N45.37317 W121.47452

topoquest.com/map.php?lat=4… Dec 7, 2009
Ebb Ebbing
Vancouver, WA
Ebb Ebbing   Vancouver, WA
Thanks for the GPS coordinates. Very helpful.

Once the road turns to dirt, it is just about 1 mile exactly to the parking/access trail. If you dont see any cars, look off to your left as you approach. You should be able to see some rocks through the trees and you should notice some clearings on both sides of the road for parking (it's not much though - maybe 3 cars on the right and 1 or 2 on the left).

While I saw several small sedans parked here, I wouldn't think that would be the ideal approach vehicle (very rough, rocky dirt road for that last mile). Jul 15, 2010
I installed a hanger on the last bolt on Cattle Guard and added some red loctite so it should stay put this time.

The hangers are still missing from the anchor atop Nuke the Gay Whales for Jesus. It would be nice to have Metolius Rap hangers here as opposed to the standard hangers used on the neighboring climbs on this wall. Whatever is used as a replacement, please consider using loctite on the nuts.

Chad Jul 24, 2011
Richard Denker
Portland OR
Richard Denker   Portland OR
Note at exactly 0.9 miles on FS 2730-240 is a group of parking spaces three on the left, one on the right, each can hold two to three cars. This is 0.1 miles before the trailhead for Bulo Point climbs. At the Bulo Point trailhead there only one good (not as good as the ones you just passed) parking space on the right (for two cars) and one car may park on the trailhead itself. Maybe best to park 0.1 miles before and walk the rest. Jun 11, 2012
Nate Ball
Portland, OR
Nate Ball   Portland, OR  
The comments below are very important for finding this crag off of NF-4420. Also note that the crag is not approached from the new "Access Fund" pull-outs, but rather 1/4-mile further down the road. Do not continue on the trail straight from here, but turn left (east) and you will see the rocky outcroppings in 30 seconds.

The best thing about this crag is the camping spots and the view from them. The word is out and it has also been discovered by the Instagram crowd. The tent sites nearest the overlook are highly desired and may leave your neighbors up the hill in the woods envious. We encountered such a group this past weekend and were kept up past 2am by drunken yammering, 2-chord guitar cacophony, and stumbling idiots claiming we had no right to insist they shut up because "we didn't own the land." These were people that claimed to be climbers, kombucha entrepreneurs, and dog lovers. Everyone else was kind and courteous, but be wary that this place may attract less savory folks as well.

Also, the vast majority of routes are in serious need of rebolting from bottom to top. Some bolts and hardware look good, but many of them weren't good to begin with and after 20+ years are in serious need of updating. Jun 25, 2018

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