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Elevation: 2,798 ft
GPS: 44.27746, -121.25682
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Shared By: Kevin Piarulli on May 18, 2018
Admins: Kevin Piarulli, Micah Klesick, Nate Ball

Description Suggest change

A small basalt crag on the Deschutes River minutes from Redmond. There's a few short, quality routes on the west-facing cliff just below the falls and a decent amount of bouldering downstream. Any history is welcome...

The routes stay in the shade until around 3pm in the summer, then get shade again an hour before sunset. There's some graffiti and litter, but otherwise a pleasant vibe. In 2017, the 100-year old Cline Falls dam and power plant were removed, restoring the area to a more natural state.

Getting There Suggest change

Drive 4 miles west of Redmond on 126. Park along the large pullout with on the north side of the highway, across from the entrance to Cline Falls State Park. At the start of the pullout take a trail downhill, when you hit the river walk right (downstream). When you reach the falls you can scramble down to the river, following a path through the bushes and tiptoe around the water to the start of the righthand routes. An easier approach takes an gully down through the cliff about 100 yards downstream of the falls, or several easy options a bit further. This makes more sense if accessing the boulders, and may be necessary in the fall and winter when the river is higher. 10 minute approach.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Cline Falls

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
V0 4
 6
Trifangle
Boulder
V1 5
 14
Mono Arete
Boulder
V1-2 5
 9
Perfect Slab
Boulder
V2- 5+
 5
Diagonal Dragonal
Boulder
V2-3 5+
 4
Rectum
Boulder
V2-3 5+
 6
Golf Ball Arete
Boulder
V3 6A
 6
Left This Way
Boulder
V3 6A
 4
[name?] Right Start
Boulder
V4 6B
 8
Ghost Rail
Boulder
V6 7A
 4
The Warlock
Boulder
V6 7A
 7
Stevie
Boulder
V8 7B
 6
High Desert Drifter
Boulder
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 5
Downstream Dihedral
Trad
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 4
Streamline
Trad, TR
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Trifangle Cline Falls Bou… > … > Main Area Boulders > Warmup-Hangout Zone
 6
V0 4 Boulder
Mono Arete Cline Falls Bou… > … > Main Area Boulders > Pumpkin Boulder
 14
V1 5 Boulder
Perfect Slab Cline Falls Bou… > … > Main Area Boulders > Warmup-Hangout Zone
 9
V1-2 5 Boulder
Diagonal Dragonal Cline Falls Bou… > … > Main Area Boulders > River Spot
 5
V2- 5+ Boulder
Rectum Cline Falls Bou… > South
 4
V2-3 5+ Boulder
Golf Ball Arete Cline Falls Bou… > East > Downstream Boulders
 6
V2-3 5+ Boulder
Left This Way Cline Falls Bou… > … > Main Area Boulders > Warmup-Hangout Zone
 6
V3 6A Boulder
[name?] Right Start Cline Falls Bou… > … > Main Area Boulders > Pumpkin Boulder
 4
V3 6A Boulder
Ghost Rail Cline Falls Bou… > … > Main Area Boulders > Warmup-Hangout Zone
 8
V4 6B Boulder
The Warlock Cline Falls Bou… > … > Main Area Boulders > Pumpkin Boulder
 4
V6 7A Boulder
Stevie Cline Falls Bou… > … > Main Area Boulders > River Spot
 7
V6 7A Boulder
High Desert Drifter Cline Falls Bou… > … > Main Area Boulders > Pumpkin Boulder
 6
V8 7B Boulder
Downstream Dihedral Cline Falls Routes > East
 5
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Streamline Cline Falls Routes > East
 4
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, TR
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