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Badlands Wilderness Area

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About Badlands Wilderness Area:

A few basalt tumulus cracks with lots of fun routes, especially for the beginner. The rock can be sharp, so come prepared. There are no bolts in place, but the area has many cracks on top to set your own top rope anchors with trad gear or a good place to practice trad-style climbing, if you are just starting that style.
Nearest town or city: Bend, OR
Directions: Drive east on Hwy 20 to mile post 17 out of Bend, OR. Turn left onto paved road to Badlands Rock trailhead. Drive to trailhead parking are about 1 mile. Take Badlands Rock trail to Badlands rock, 3 miles. Continue on Badlands Rock trail for another 1/2 mile to the Walk-in. Head south from Walk-in about 200 yards cross country to get to the South Wall.
Latitude, Longitude: 43.95340, -121.01460
Access Issues: You are going into the Oregon Badlands Wilderness Survey Area. Its free to park, enter and camp, but campfires are very limited and it is easier to say, they are just not allowed. This area gets very hot in the summer and you are very exposed. Spring and fall are the best times, but warm winter days can be good, too.
Camping: Yes
When to Climb: Autumn Spring Summer Winter
Quantity of Climbs: Week