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5.11 Face TR 
Awesome Arete TR 
Bulge route TR 
Burly Hands in Flare T,TR 
Cerchunk Crack T,TR 
Cracked Dish T,TR 
Crescent Crack T,TR 
Dew, Chalk, and Blood T,TR 
Double Chunk T,TR 
Fingers through Bulges T,TR 
Flaky Jake T,TR 
Fun Flared Chimney T,TR 
Happy Man T,TR 
Hercules T,TR 
Holy Crack Batman! T,TR 
Homer's Flake T,TR 
Homer's Odyssey T,TR 
Kitzen Coyote T,TR 
Nice face climb TR 
Open Book T,TR 
Pounded Nail T,TR 
Pre-School T,TR 
Psycho, The T,TR 
Pure Hand Jam T,TR 
Right on Joe T,TR 
Searching for Stars TR 
Second Crack T,TR 
Short but Steep Hands T,TR 
Solstice T,TR 
Splitter Fingers T,TR 
Stars Next Door T,TR 
Straight Split T,TR 
Tick Tack T,TR 
Unconscious Contingency TR 
unknown arete  TR 
Warm-up Crack T,TR 
Wide Jam T,TR 

Meadow Camp Rock Climbing 

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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 

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.

Climbing Season

Weather station 5.6 miles from here

37 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',15],['2 Stars',12],['1 Star',10],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Meadow Camp

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Meadow Camp:
Cracked Dish   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, TR, 25'   
Fun Flared Chimney   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, TR   
Straight Split   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, TR   
Happy Man   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, TR, 15'   
Pure Hand Jam   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, TR   
Right on Joe   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, TR, 18'   
Wide Jam   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, TR   
Second Crack   5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, TR   
Fingers through Bulges   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, TR, 25'   
Crescent Crack   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, TR, 20'   
The Psycho   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, TR, 25'   
Awesome Arete   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     TR, 30'   
Searching for Stars   5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a     TR   
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Double Chunk 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  Oregon : Central Oregon : Meadow Camp
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By Jeff Edge
Feb 26, 2016
Really pleasant setting for climbing here.

I added all the routes that were already listed on here, using the names the people there gave them. The routes that weren't listed there, I added generally just using basic descriptive names. Hopefully somebody will have actual names to contribute.

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