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.
18 Total Routes
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Salmon Song 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a WA : Tieton River : ... : Bend West
Fun roof moves (crux) lead to a killer thin hand crack. As of March 2008, you need to build a gear anchor and rap off a route to the (climber's) right. Named after the salmon-colored lichen under the roof....[more] Browse More Classics in WA
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