Type: Trad, TR, 60 ft
FA: Unkown
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Shared By: Tom Anderson-Brown on May 4, 2002 with updates from James Schroeder
Admins: Burton Lindquist, Doug Hemken, James Schroeder, chris tregge

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The Bone follows the slanting inside corner on the right (north) side of the obvious "Porkchop" face. Start out on the manhole cover sized chockstone at the base of the route. A few strenuous moves will get you into the inside corner. Follow the corner up to a converging overhang at about 30 feet. Climb through the gap in the center of the overhang, then follow a crack for about ten feet to a ledge. Carefully traverse right on the ledge for about 15 feet using well-hidden hand holds. Surmount another slight overhang to another ledge, then climb up a five foot chimney to the top.


Small to medium stoppers or hexes
Jay Knower
Campton, NH
Jay Knower   Campton, NH  
The Bone: One of the best routes any way, anytime, anywhere. Jan 23, 2003
WHAT A FUN CLIMB! I wouldn't bank too much on those old pitons, especially that first one! Aug 12, 2003
Doug Hemken
Madison, WI
Doug Hemken   Madison, WI  
One of the best 5.5s at the Lake, with a distinct physical crux at the overhang and a mental crux at the top. Protecting the psychological crux could require some thought. Aug 1, 2005
Tom Anderson-Brown
Madison, WI
Tom Anderson-Brown   Madison, WI
I climbed this with my excellent climging partners this weekend. This is truly a beautiful spot, and it offers the added bonus of solitude (at least it has when I've been here). Just a really nice route. Apr 24, 2006
James Schroeder
Sauk County, WI
James Schroeder   Sauk County, WI  
Just a great easy route - pure joy Sep 22, 2006
John W. Knoernschild
John W. Knoernschild   Wisconsin
Awesome route!! Very sequency with alot of good finger and hand jams. A truely beautiful crack climb with a few face moves. Another way to start it out is to climb the porkchop face moving right until you get into the main crack about 15 ft up. There is also now a Metolius cam stuck at the crux of the route. I spent 10 min with a nut tool trying to get it out, but it wont budge. Its still in good shape too, must have happened early this summer, 2007. Jul 24, 2007
Paul Huebner
Portage, WI
Paul Huebner   Portage, WI
One of my favorite leads in the park. I've led it with at least 10 different partners and we all feel it's 5.6 and Jacob's Ladder is 5.5. Aug 11, 2007
EB   Winona
One of the last great undone faces at the lake is the obvious face to the left of the bone. 5.14? Its been attempted by many hard persons and to my knowledge has never been climbed. Anyone up for it? Aug 29, 2007
Madison, WI
Remo   Madison, WI
This is a super fun route! Great climbing, good gear and quick exposure makes for a classic climb. Trickier if you head up left corner up top. Aug 12, 2009