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Backbone West

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Backbone West Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: Ash Burton on Nov 10, 2010
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The West side of the backbone has the highest concentration of quality routes in the park. It is also has the tallest climbs. Access from pull out at base.

Getting There 

Follow park road East from the Drive In Wall.

Climbing Season

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Weather station 5.2 miles from here

2 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

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Rock Climbing Photo: Taken: 07.21.2012

Devil's Hideaway 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c  Iowa : Backbone State Park : ... : Backbone West
25 feet right of Monster Crack. Climb the hand crack up to the large roof. Go left through the roof and the hold all but disapear....[more]   Browse More Classics in Iowa

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By Shawn Tracy
Mar 31, 2015
Any chance someone can update the West side a bit...there's mention to "the highest density of quality routes" but only one is listed. Dave Brandt, can you chime in?

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