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Description

This area is for the bouldering roughly concentrated around the town of Bend. It is difficult to express in words how much rock there is in the area, virtually any trail or road you drive by out of town will have vast amounts of potential climbing near it.

A walk along the Tumalo Creek trail will reveal hundreds if not thousands of possible boulder problems that have yet to be brushed off and recorded. Walking through Farewell Bend park near the Old Mill district will leave you wondering what possible climbs exist up there.  Even a lot of the mountain biking trails are boxed in with unchartered rock.

Until the Central Oregon Bouldering guidebook came out in 2017 there was not much talked about or publicized in the way of local climbing or bouldering, and many areas had been kept secret. Fortunately, that era is ending and it's time to get out there, enjoy the luxury of a full color guidebook, and climb some new problems.

While the bouldering in Central Oregon isn't really a destination area for the most part, there are a few gems worth checking out even if you're just passing through. Featured in several videos and climbing magazines and less than ten minutes from downtown, the Depot is probably at the top of that list.

Getting There

Rather than one or two concentrated areas, the bouldering in Central Oregon is primarily comprised of many smaller zones each hosting a number of problems. For convenience, the bouldering areas around Bend are sorted here based on the main road used to access them, as the areas are clustered around these roads. They can also be viewed using the "Map" feature. 

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Classic Climbing Routes at Bend Area

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
V1 5
 19
The Big Easy
Boulder
V1 5
 18
The Brain
Boulder
V2 5+
 6
Special Sauce
Boulder
V2 5+
 7
Little Wing
Boulder
V2 5+
 9
Orange Marmalade
Boulder
V3 6A
 19
Filth Pig
Boulder
V3 6A
 7
Widgi Face
Boulder
V4 6B
 12
Hot Iron
Boulder
V4 6B
 4
Martin's Problem
Boulder
V4-5 6B+
 13
Ground Chuck
Boulder
V5 6C
 4
Bulletproof
Boulder
V5 6C
 10
The Blood Knuckle
Boulder
V5-6 6C+
 5
Tongue in Cheek
Boulder
V6-7 7A+
 9
Ginsu
Boulder
V7 7A+
 19
The Wizard
Boulder
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
The Big Easy Depot
 19
V1 5 Boulder
The Brain Cascade Lakes H… > … > Widgi Right > Brain Boulder
 18
V1 5 Boulder
Special Sauce Cascade Lakes H… > … > Widgi 3/4 > 3/4 Boulders
 6
V2 5+ Boulder
Little Wing MBV Boulders > Hole/Little Wing
 7
V2 5+ Boulder
Orange Marmalade Cascade Lakes H… > … > Widgi Left > Orange Marmalade Boulder
 9
V2 5+ Boulder
Filth Pig Depot
 19
V3 6A Boulder
Widgi Face Cascade Lakes H… > … > Widgi Left > Widgi Face Boulder
 7
V3 6A Boulder
Hot Iron Depot
 12
V4 6B Boulder
Martin's Problem Stevens Cave
 4
V4 6B Boulder
Ground Chuck Cascade Lakes H… > Meadow Camp, AKA Mead…
 13
V4-5 6B+ Boulder
Bulletproof Cascade Lakes H… > … > Widgi 3/4 > Bulletproof
 4
V5 6C Boulder
The Blood Knuckle Depot
 10
V5 6C Boulder
Tongue in Cheek Stevens Cave
 5
V5-6 6C+ Boulder
Ginsu Depot
 9
V6-7 7A+ Boulder
The Wizard Depot
 19
V7 7A+ Boulder
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