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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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