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Spinal Block [Suggest Change]
Avg: 2.8 from 5 votes
|Type:||Trad, 65 ft|
|Page Views:||381 total · 13/month|
|Shared By:||Ted Smith on Feb 6, 2016|
|Admins:||Greg Opland, Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick|
Access Issue: Access: Details
For the moment, access to this area by climbers should be from a temporary trailhead/parking area that is located near the old Morrell's Wall Parking Lot area. From there, the new Tom's Thumb Trail leads up toward Morrells Wall, Gardeners Wall and on to Tom's Thumb. Please look for, and use designated climber access trails.
Description [Suggest Change]
Crux is moving above the 3rd bolt through to 5th bolt. Spicy traverse from 2nd to 3rd bolt but grade is lower in that section, feet are good, and a fall would be clean.
Location [Suggest Change]
This climb is in the middle of the block on lower Sven 3 between Left and Right Ribs--between Dermatome (to the left) and Spinal Cracker (to the right).
Protection [Suggest Change]
Five quick draws and some small to medium gear to protect to the first bolt is optional. Can easily be top-roped by leading Backbone or rapping in from above.