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Backbone Arete 

YDS: 5.11c French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 24 British: E4 6a

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Original:  YDS: 5.11c French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 24 British: E4 6a [details]
FA: Richard Rossiter
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Submitted By: Charles Vernon on Jan 1, 2001

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The crux is well protected.

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Find this excellent slab climb a little left of center on Batman Rock: an attractive, bolted dike, left of a steep, reddish area of cliff. The crux is borderline overbolted, though you won't say while in the midst of it; the easier slab above is slightly run-out, though if you can lead the crux, you'll certainly have no problems.

Rappel from slings around a horn at 75 ft., or go left into a corner, ascend that, and traverse right or left to gain one of the lines that reaches the top (recommended: Clowntime is Over, on the right).


Half-dozen QDs, and perhaps webbing to reinforce the anchor.

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