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West Side- Backbone Ridge

Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Another Warmup 
Bane of Vince, The 
Battle of the Bulge 
Belly of the Beast 
bottom of the barrel  
crack 
Dangle 
Dire Straight 
Early Bird 
Eighteen (and life) 
Face Left of Wright's Arete 
first things first 
Forgotten Finger Crack  
Layback Crack Attack 
Leaning Rock 
Left out 
Me So Gorny 
Me So Gorny Direct...AKA Don't Commit! The Footchip You Are On Is Broken!  
Midwest Hardcore (aka 6hrs) 
Mr. Clean 
Nameless 
Nameless Slab 
Picasso center 
Picasso Left 
Picasso Pillar 
Picasso Right 
Picasso way left 
Product of the Southwest 
Prostrator, The 
Sandstone Violence 
Scarete 
Seventeen 
Take My Picture 
Topshelf 
Trail Crew 
Twelve 
Twelve A 
Udaho 
Vitamin V-less 
Wright's Arete 

West Side- Backbone Ridge 


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Description 

The western side of the ridge proper. Great afternoon and evening sun. The rock is generally a bit better on this side. Good landings for the most part, but some problems are quite tall. Be careful!

I have left the numbers on the original problems posted by JJ Schlick, from his topo.


Getting There 

Follow the trail around to the right past the fork. Problems will be obvious on the right.


Climbing Season


40 Total Routes


['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',10],['2 Stars',26],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',0],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',5],['V2-3',27],['V4-5',5],['V6-7',1],['V8-9',2],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for West Side- Backbone Ridge:
crack   V0 4     Boulder   
Twelve A   V0+ 4+     Boulder, 12'   
Nameless Slab   V1-2 5     Boulder   
Vitamin V-less   V1-2 5     Boulder   
Picasso Right   V1-2 5     Boulder   
Wright's Arete   V2 5+     Boulder   
Scarete   V2 5+     Boulder, 25'   
Picasso Pillar   V2 5+     Boulder, 10'   
Forgotten Finger Crack    V2-3 5+     Boulder   
Eighteen (and life)   V3- 6A     Boulder   
Trail Crew   V3 6A     Boulder   
Leaning Rock   V3 6A     Boulder   
Picasso center   V3 6A     Boulder   
Face Left of Wright's Arete   V3 6A     Boulder, 15'   
Midwest Hardcore (aka 6hrs)   V4 6B     Boulder   
Left out   V4-5 6B+     Boulder, 25'   
Nameless   V5- 6C     Boulder   
Product of the Southwest   V6 7A     Boulder, 15'   
Battle of the Bulge   V7-8 7B     Boulder, 20'   
Sandstone Violence   V8 7B     Boulder   
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Featured Route For West Side- Backbone Ridge
Reaching for the right hand crimp

Sandstone Violence V8 7B  WI : Governor Dodge State Park : ... : West Side- Backbone Ridge
In many ways THE line on the backbone. Start out in the middle of the block on a good sidepull. Work straight up past hard holds and an almost ghostlike crimp up high to the horizontal. Go up through a niche at the top. A very tall, proud line. #14 JJ's old topo. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in WI

Photos of West Side- Backbone Ridge Slideshow Add Photo
Panoramic of the West side of Backbone Ridge.  Not perfect, since some are from different angles.
Panoramic of the West side of Backbone Ridge. Not...
The Boy on a new project at Group B.
The Boy on a new project at Group B.
Area near Scarete.
Area near Scarete.
South End of Backbone West.
South End of Backbone West.
Picasso problems to Wright's Arete.
Picasso problems to Wright's Arete.
Backbone West, Battle of the Bulge to Sandstone Violence.
Backbone West, Battle of the Bulge to Sandstone Vi...
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By Chris treggE
Administrator
From: Madison, WI
Dec 4, 2009

To whoever left the folding canvas chair up here, I have it in my car. You can pick it up or I can bring it to Boulders for you.

By Langlois
From: NYC
Dec 5, 2009

Thanks for taking care of that Chris. I think that piece of trash has been there for over a month. Thankfully with the exception of that chair and some chalk graffiti I think the climbers at the dodge have been pretty low impact

By Chris treggE
Administrator
From: Madison, WI
Dec 5, 2009

Haha, I didn't want to call it trash in case it was someones favorite chair, but yeah, it's pretty much falling apart.

By Langlois
From: NYC
Dec 5, 2009

Actually that thing might look good in my living room...

By Chris treggE
Administrator
From: Madison, WI
Dec 5, 2009

Hate to see your living room.

I'll leave it at Boulders for ya.

By Tradoholic
Jun 14, 2011

Best to display these right to left, they are now in order albeit not perfectly. LMK if I need to change anything.

By Garyasdf
Apr 16, 2012

With the aid of the panoramic pics and the previously supplied route pics, doesn't Vitamin V-less occur after Sandstone Violence? With some other juggling and way too much time looking at the monitor, I've got:

Sandstone Violence
Vitamin V-less
Bottom of the Barrel
Mr. Clean
The Prostrator
Early Bird
Forgotten Finger Crack
The Bane of Vince
Twelve
Etc.

This could be off as I'm doing this just from the evidence of the pictures and the panoramics. Hope this helps.

Gary

By Chris treggE
Administrator
From: Madison, WI
Apr 16, 2012

Yeah you are right, I suppose. I changed it.