As brisk winter creeps into sunny afternoons and blissful balmy evenings, it becomes harder to stay inside. For those that discovered rock climbing during the snowy season, it can be hard to figure out how to transition into climbing in the great outdoors.
Bouldering is easily the most accessible way to climb outside. All you need is a crash pad and some shoes. Both are fairly easy to find second hand, and cost $40-$60 each. Good places to look are Gear Fix and Craigslist.
All these locations and many more can be found under the Central Oregon Bouldering tab on Mountain Project. Mountain Project is a collaborative, peer edited catalog of climbing routes found across the world. More bouldering projects as well as trad and sport climbing crags are listed. Mountain Project is available as a mobile app or a website.