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Routes in West Side- Backbone Ridge

Type: Boulder
FA: Travis Melin
Page Views: 3,535 total, 26/month
Shared By: JJ Schlick on Oct 26, 2006
Admins: Doug Hemken, James Schroeder, Chris treggE

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Description

This is a stand out classic. Climb the arete on the right side with powerful gut tension core popping moves will keep you moving until you reach the first of two crimps on the arete up high. One more set of moves and it is nearly all over... #15 JJ's old topo.

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Back bone

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John W. Knoernschild
Wisconsin
  V5
John W. Knoernschild   Wisconsin
  V5
Great to meet you as well Chris. That high left foot looks like the ticket. I totally missed that. Dec 1, 2008
Chris treggE
Madison, WI
  V4+
Chris treggE   Madison, WI  
  V4+
John, great to meet you out there Saturday. For me the key to the middle section was a high left foot on the arete that allows you to reach the good crimp higher up. The photo of me above is actually pretty good beta, IMO. You'll nail it next time. Dec 1, 2008
John W. Knoernschild
Wisconsin
  V5
John W. Knoernschild   Wisconsin
  V5
Tuff middle section. Couldn't send. But lots of fun. Dec 1, 2008
Tradiban
  V4+
Tradiban  
  V4+
Kind of an awkward start, but once you know how to do it feels great. Nov 24, 2008
TravisMelin
Portland, OR, Roanoke, VA L
  V4+
TravisMelin   Portland, OR, Roanoke, VA L
  V4+
Your right I did do this last summer...sometime... But I would be willing to bet D. Groth and company had the FA 15yrs before that. Jun 13, 2007
we were on the right hand side of the left arete. our left hand on the arete. barndoor moves the whole way. i hate the comparison to routes from bouldering. sorry if i offended you. its not meant to be a sandbag, just what we thought it was. Nov 6, 2006
we figured in the v4/5 range Nov 6, 2006