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Routes in Backbone East

And Then She Fell TR 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Cole's Calamity T,TR 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Compound Fracture TR 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Fat Man's Crack T,TR 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b PG13
Feces Face TR Easy 5th 1+ 3 I 5 M 1c
Feces Mammalius T,TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Glenoid's Labrum TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Herniated Disk T,TR 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Slimer T,TR Easy 5th 1+ 3 I 5 M 1c
Temple of Doom T,TR 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
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Description

The East side of the "bone" is scrubbier, more adventurous climbing. If you like sketchy crack climbs and chimneys check out the climbs on this side.

Getting There

Follow park road East up to the pull out at the Backbone trail head. Walk South to a crude stairway. Head down to access the cliff base.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Backbone East

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5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
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Herniated Disk
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Herniated Disk
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5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, TR
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Gokul    
Can we get a better description of the approach? How far down the backbone trail before turning into the "crude stairway", and then what? There are multiple crude stairways going down from the top of the ridge. I spent about an hour today looking for climbs on the east and west side, with no luck. Jul 20, 2014

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