Adventure Projects is hiring an Android engineer to join us in Boulder, CO
Mountain Project Logo

Routes in West Side- Backbone Ridge

Type: Boulder, 15 ft
FA: Melin, etc.
Page Views: 3,150 total · 26/month
Shared By: Remo on Jun 18, 2008
Admins: Doug Hemken, James Schroeder, Chris treggE

You & This Route

40 Opinions

Your To-Do List:

Add To-Do · View List

Your Star Rating:

     Clear Rating

Your Difficulty Rating:

-none- Change

Your Ticks:

Add New Tick


Maybe this is Wrights Arete, but there is a direct line that avoids using the arete and staying on the face. A good fun highball none the less.


Left face of Wrights Arete.


Portland, OR, Roanoke, VA L
TravisMelin   Portland, OR, Roanoke, VA L
Lax group climbed this in 2006ish. Originally with a dyno right at the end that sent you flying into the tree if you missed.....fortunately our technique has improved since then. I too thought this might be wrights arete....eitherway it is a cool committing route. Jun 20, 2008
Chris treggE
Madison, Beersconsin
Chris treggE   Madison, Beersconsin  
I have done the arete, but had never seen anyone on the face straight up like the photos show. I had assumed it was unsent until Dobbe got on it last weekend but sounds like you guys did the same variation previously... Cool line. Jun 20, 2008
John W. Knoernschild
John W. Knoernschild   Wisconsin
This was the first problem I completed at the Dodge. Great climb. Very committing at the top. Sep 8, 2008
Joel Allen
La Crosse, WI
Joel Allen   La Crosse, WI
Don't just try to follow the chalk on this one. I found a hold that apparently nobody used and its bomber. Definitely don't need the dyno. If you find the right moves it will feel on the easier side of V3. One of the best problems at the grade. Oct 15, 2015

More About Face Left of Wright's Arete