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Elevation: 3,844 ft
GPS: 44.00144, -121.37788
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Shared By: Jason Chinchen on Nov 26, 2014
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This is a short south and east facing basalt cliff band just a few minutes outside Bend in national Forest, best for top-roping. The cliffs are between 20 and 40 feet tall. There are bolted anchors at least every ten feet along the top of the cliff. Most obvious climbs follow cracks and/or corners of some kind, although the faces between can also be climbed. The climbing can be delicate or physical and is almost all vertical.

While you may not be able to get in as many pitches as in the gym, it is real rock, outside, often secluded and by the river. It gets pretty hot in summer due to the aspect although large pines shade a handful of the climbs.

Although some climbs were probably named at one point, the top rope anchors mean that you can really climb anything, anywhere and "routes" aren't really defined. There are no bolts for sport climbing, please don't bolt unless you are replacing existing anchors. It's a 30 foot cliff with cracks and everything has already been climbed a hundred times on TR and as high ball boulder problems. If you want to clip bolts go to Smith.

There are also some good boulders along the base and at the downstream end of the cliffs.

Getting There Suggest change

Head out of Bend on Cascade Lakes Highway. Take the immediate left on a dirt road before the Widgi Creek golf course. Follow the road about a mile to the first parking lot by the Deschutes River. Walk downstream a couple hundred feet and you will see a climbers trail heading up to the cliff band.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Meadow Camp

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5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 24
Cracked Dish
Trad, TR
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 35
Double Chunk
Trad, TR
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 33
Solstice
Trad, TR
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 26
Dew, Chalk, and Blood
Trad, TR
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 19
Happy Man
Trad, TR
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 26
Pure Hand Jam
Trad, TR
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 42
Straight Split
Trad, TR
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 16
Right on Joe
Trad, TR
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 22
Wide Jam
Trad, TR
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 20
Second Crack
Trad, TR
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 31
Fingers through Bulges
Trad, TR
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 20
The Psycho
Trad, TR
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 8
Jesus Saves
TR
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 13
Searching for Stars
TR
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 6
Hercules
Trad, TR
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Cracked Dish
 24
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, TR
Double Chunk
 35
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, TR
Solstice
 33
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, TR
Dew, Chalk, and Blood
 26
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, TR
Happy Man
 19
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, TR
Pure Hand Jam
 26
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, TR
Straight Split
 42
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, TR
Right on Joe
 16
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, TR
Wide Jam
 22
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, TR
Second Crack
 20
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, TR
Fingers through Bulges
 31
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, TR
The Psycho
 20
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad, TR
Jesus Saves
 8
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c TR
Searching for Stars
 13
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a TR
Hercules
 6
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Trad, TR
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