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Razor Back is the ridge line and wall situated between Fairview Dome to the south and Marmot Dome to the north. It faces north-northwest, and thus is a reasonable choice for sunny weather.
The approach is a bit difficult to describe. However, if you can find the top of the Whale's Back, the remainder of the approach will be obvious.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Razor Back:
Dastardly Rascal 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13 Trad, 3 pitches, 420'
Slasher 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, Sport, 3 pitches, 300'
Flash of the Blade 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R Trad, 3 pitches, 305'
Metalhead 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Trad, Sport, 3 pitches, 300'
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Flash of the Blade 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : Razor Back
Flash of the Blade climbs fantastic knobs and edges up the center of Razor Back. The climbing is runout in sections, but there is protection whenever you really want it. Both my partners and I agreed that this was a really excellent route; Bryan and Linda did a fine job of linking features on a really nice section of rock. The name of the route is a reference to the Iron Maiden song of the same name.I listed this route as an 'R' rated climb, but there is no 'R' climbing at the grade of...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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