Rock Climbing Near Bend

Looking for great climbing close to Bend and without the weekend-crowds? We know just the spot. Whether your family is looking for a fun outing, or you are an experienced climber after multi-pitch routes that you haven’t done before, it’s closer than you think. We are Bend locals and can introduce you to local gems that are off the beaten path.

Sunset on Beacon RockCougar Crags

Closer to Bend than Smith Rock? This quiet gem is located near the beautiful Tumalo Falls, and it is home to high-quality multi-pitch, sport and trad routes. The rock is andesite which lends itself to technical slab climbing and clean vertical cracks, mostly in the 5.9-5.10 range. There is no guidebook to this crag, so those who venture up to this formation must either bribe a local for beta, or commit to a line of bolts or a crack-system on sight.


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