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Areas in Backbone Ridge

East Side- Backbone Ridge 0 / 0 / 0 / 22 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 22
West Side- Backbone Ridge 0 / 0 / 0 / 45 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 45
Elevation: 1,192 ft
GPS: 43.051, -90.099 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Chris treggE on Apr 15, 2009
Admins: Doug Hemken, James Schroeder, Chris treggE
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Description

Backbone Ridge is the northern half of the Group B bouldering area. I have split it into 2 sections, the west side and the east side due to the volume of established problems.

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Getting There

If nobody is camped at Group B, you can park there and walk through the site on the trail uphill. When you come to the saddle inbetween the 2 ridges, turn right. The eastern side is the side closest to Group B site. The western side is away from Group B campsite.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Backbone Ridge

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
V0 4
One Hand Clapping
Boulder
V1-2 5
Picasso Right
Boulder
V2 5+
Wright's Arete
Boulder
V2 5+
Ashmatica
Boulder
V2 5+
Scarete
Boulder
V3 6A
Leaning Rock
Boulder
V3 6A
Picasso center
Boulder
V3 6A
Face Left of Wright's Arete
Boulder
V4 6B
Get the Hell Outta Dodge
Boulder
V4+ 6B+
Hangman
Boulder
V4-5 6B+
Left out
Boulder
V5- 6C
Nameless
Boulder
V6 7A
Product of the Southwest
Boulder
V7 7A+
Highly Executed
Boulder
V8 7B
Sandstone Violence
Boulder
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
One Hand Clapping W Side- Backbone Ridge
V0 4 Boulder
Picasso Right W Side- Backbone Ridge
V1-2 5 Boulder
Wright's Arete W Side- Backbone Ridge
V2 5+ Boulder
Ashmatica E Side- Backbone Ridge
V2 5+ Boulder
Scarete W Side- Backbone Ridge
V2 5+ Boulder
Leaning Rock W Side- Backbone Ridge
V3 6A Boulder
Picasso center W Side- Backbone Ridge
V3 6A Boulder
Face Left of Wright's Arete W Side- Backbone Ridge
V3 6A Boulder
Get the Hell Outta Dodge E Side- Backbone Ridge
V4 6B Boulder
Hangman E Side- Backbone Ridge
V4+ 6B+ Boulder
Left out W Side- Backbone Ridge
V4-5 6B+ Boulder
Nameless W Side- Backbone Ridge
V5- 6C Boulder
Product of the Southwest W Side- Backbone Ridge
V6 7A Boulder
Highly Executed E Side- Backbone Ridge
V7 7A+ Boulder
Sandstone Violence W Side- Backbone Ridge
V8 7B Boulder
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RhodeIslandJeff
Westerly, RI
RhodeIslandJeff   Westerly, RI
A plethora of easy high ball vertical cracks. Backbone ridge is so much fun with some great sandstone features. A cool midweek afternoon in late April and I had the place to myself. At the end of my session I tried what I thought would be an easy narrow chimney on the west side and was sent packing. Can't wait to come back. Apr 24, 2014
Remo
Madison, WI
Remo   Madison, WI
Hell yeah Peter! So were those all 2nd goes?;) Mar 5, 2013
Chris treggE
Madison, Beersconsin
Chris treggE   Madison, Beersconsin  
Peter is too humble to post this, but it's a nice video of the "Backbone Ridge Hat Trick": (also some cool beta for SV)

vimeo.com/60232915 Mar 2, 2013
Do NOT walk through the campsite if people are camping there!!!! The park staff were very perturbed by this! An easy bet is to park in the paved lot with the bathrooms on the road right before you reach the Camp B and then hike up through the woods. Jul 13, 2009

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