Avg: 3 from 7 votes
|Type:||Trad, Alpine, 1500 ft, 15 pitches, Grade III|
|FA:||Walter Hawkins (RIP) & Eric Gabel, early 2000s|
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|Shared By:||Bruce Morris on Aug 25, 2016|
|Admins:||Aron Quiter, Euan Cameron, AWinters, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes|
Most direct, obvious, long arete leading up the south slope of Lee Vining Canyon to the broad flat summit of Dana Plateau. Eric Gabel called it the "Backbone Arete" because of the long causeway walk in the central section that is shaped like dinosaur vertebrae. At the end of the causeway, there is a big block. That's where the 5.7 is, you lie back up the side of the block, the rest of the route is 5.6 or easier.
Central rib on the south slope of Lee Vining Canyon located above and way to the left of the Dinosaur Crag.