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Baby Back T 
Backbone T 
Cracked Rib T 
Dermatome  T 
Ergone  T,S 
Head T 
Left Rib--5.9 variation AKA Ergone T 
Left Route  S 
Plaque Attack T,TR 
Right Rib T,S 
Shark Attack T 
Shark Tooth T 
Spare Rib T,TR 
Spinal Block T 
Spinal Cracker T,TR 
Spinal Nerve T 
Spinal Tap T 
Undercling T 

Backbone 

YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 65'
Original:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
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Submitted By: Ted Smith on Jan 10, 2016

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Description 

Ascends the Southeast arête of the large Boulder that sits between the left and right ribs of Sven Tower 3.

Location 

Midway between the right and left rib on the lower tier of the tower. The climb ascends the left arête with a traverse across the top of the boulder to reach the next level climb(Spinal Nerve).

Protection 

Three bolts with gear options available to get to the first bolt--as needed. There is a newish anchor at the top with rap rings.


Photos of Backbone Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Getting established on the climb.
Getting established on the climb.
Rock Climbing Photo: Ann S. leading.
Ann S. leading.

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By Dorothea
Feb 14, 2016

Really fun lead. Lowering the first bolt, added a degree of confidence to my 64" stature. The bolt spacing kept the climb interesting but very secure. A #2 Link Cam protected the traverse to get to the first bolt but is optional.

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