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patmay81


Feb 18, 2010, 10:39 AM
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I just moved to bend two weeks ago and love all the local climbing. You literally cant go anywhere without finding some crag to scamble up.

There is a cliff band near the amphitheater at the old mill district. I've scouted it out and think it could be a really cool climbing area, but have never seen anyone on it. there are no chalk marks or evidence of anchors/gear placement.

does anyone know what the deal is with this? Is climbing on this cliff section ok/legal?


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I have been wondering the same thing


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I can think of one way to find out.


patmay81


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unrooted wrote:
I can think of one way to find out.
thats my thought too.
I've scoped out an arete that looks pretty sweet that i may try throwing a fixed rope over.
if any lights start flashing or someone starts yelling i guess I'll know!Laugh


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If you act like you know what you are doing, most people will assume you do.


patmay81


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the problem is that it sort of in a very public area, and if it is illegal the people who don't assume I know what I'm doing will know that it I shouldn't be doing it.


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I actually know an officer in Bend that is pretty rad. I know the area pretty well but haven't looked at the rocks. I'll ask him and let ya know what I find out. If you try it before you hear back from me on here and the officers name is Rob, tell him Bobert from Boise told you it was OK.


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cool, thanks for the help. good to know someones got my back on my possibly slightly illegal venture!


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haha this one sounds like no big deal. And like I said he's rad. I just sent him an e-mail


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when i lived in bend i thought about that every time i drove out to wigi creek or to meadow camp.


rmick


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I was just there a couple weeks ago scoping them out wondering the same thing. You are talking about the cliffs near the Farewell Bend bridge up river from the Old Mill right?

I would assume you can climb them because you can climb just upriver from there. Then again there are business's near the top.

Let me know if you go. I'd be down. Johnny-law be damned. Either way I could use someone else to climb with these days. Send me message if interested


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yeah, those are the ones. I'm gonna probably do some bouldering there this evening after work and if it seems solid I'll be there tomorrow to climb. let me know if you wanna meet up.


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I don't know if it's exactly "legal" but I've been bouldering there a couple times, no one has ever said anything but you get a lot of weird looks from people walking the trail. some of the rock is pretty crumbly though, I was climbing and a big slab broke off and smashed my finger so yeah watch for that. I know a guy who put some bolts up top for top roping but he had to remove them. another great place for bouldering is right down that gorge about a half mile called the depot, lots of good problems.


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yeah, im heading to the depot today for some bouldering. I was originally thinking some of those aretes looked really great for sport/top roping. they still are tempting, but as I understand they are private property. the way bend is going with unemployment, it wont be long before the population is about cut in half or living on the streets. who knows who will own the property in 5 years.


Ains


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I'm also new to Bend and looking for a partner on weekends. I'm free Tues/Thurs a.m.'s for morning missions too. Hit me up if you want another partner. Been trying to get out to Smith, but lacking partners. As far as the cliff band in town goes, I'm not sure either. It seems like it's off limits since the top outs are into businesses and private property, but if there's no sign that says no cilmbing or trespassing it's worth a shot. The top outs look kindy manky


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