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Originally dubbed "The Crackhouse," the Bend is a small paradise for 5.10 tradsters. There are scores of fine finger and hand cracks, including some two-pitch routes. There are only a few sport routes, although one of them (Tragically Hip, 5.11c) is one of the best pure arete liebacking routes in the state.
About a mile west of the Royal Columns, perched above a bend of the river.
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Reckoning 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b WA : Tieton River : ... : Bend West
Both Reckoning and Pure Joy share the same start. Begin in the easier crack, then climb the very nice finger crack on the right side of the broken column (left is Pure Joy, .10c). Rock quality is very good, as is gear....[more] Browse More Classics in WA
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