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Backbone Rock Rappel/Climbing and Picnic

I will be stopping briefly at the rendezvous point at the CPA at 10AM to guide anyone there who wants to caravan and/or carpool.  All others... we will meet on location at about 11:15.

We will be rappelling and rock climbing at the rock!  There are a couple short (2-3 mile) trails as well.  

The Backbone Rock Recreation Area features the rock itself, the adjacent Backbone Falls, swimming and fishing in Beaver Dam Creek (the small river that flows past and around the rock), hiking trails, and camping facilities (with water and restrooms). It is a long, narrow stone ridge that extends from adjacent Iron Mountain. "The rock" stands approximately 75 feet high and 20 feet thick and has a roadway that passes underneath. We can rappel or rock climb the face or simply enjoy a day of fishing or swimming in the river.





Click here to see a 360 panorama of Backbone Rock


Equipment Needed:

None



Equipment Recommended:

Camera

Picnic Lunch

Other gear as appropriate for the activities you plan

Directions:
We usually park on the right (if approaching it from the South) immediately before going under the rock. Near the Yellow Caution Sign seen in the photo above.


Click HERE for Google Directions. (You may choose your own starting point)


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  • Rick J.

    I know my comments about attending meet ups are becoming repetitive, but what can I say... Another fantastic day with a great group of people. I learned a lot, met new people, and had a fantastic time. Can't wait to see all of you again; have a great week.

    1 · August 25, 2013

  • Aaron G.

    In spite of Jeff Bell's best efforts... a good time was had by all! Another great day at the "Rock"!

    August 25, 2013

  • Rick J.

    Is there anyone at the meet up point now,

    August 25, 2013

    • Aaron G.

      I am at the CPA now.

      August 25, 2013

    • Amanda B.

      I'm going to meet y'all at backbone rock

      August 25, 2013

  • Aaron G.

    Leaving CPA. All others meet us on location.

    August 25, 2013

  • Amanda B.

    I am now a plus one. Is there a street size 5 and a half? I know it's last minute

    August 25, 2013

    • Amanda B.

      I just mean that my climbing shoes are much smaller than my normal tennis shoes, but a lot of them are different. I guess I should have specified that I meant shoes haha

      August 25, 2013

    • Aaron G.

      Climbing shoes are one of the things NSO is sadly deficient in. We have a couple of pair of men's sizes... but that is all. We don't have any others to loan. But we provide all the rest of the gear and tightly bound tennis shoes will work in a pinch. Especially here at Backbone.

      1 · August 25, 2013

  • Aaron G.

    I will be stopping briefly at the rendezvous point at the CPA at 10AM to guide anyone there who wants to caravan and/or carpool. All others... we will meet on location at about 11:15.

    August 24, 2013

  • Kristy

    I'll meet everyone there.

    1 · August 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    My RSVP is really a maybe - I'm waiting to hear back about a work event to see if I can make it. I'm really hoping to go!

    August 23, 2013

  • Brent D.

    Love to but not only working this day but also working overtime

    August 20, 2013

  • Jill G.

    I'll be bringing 0 to 3 people.

    August 19, 2013

  • Jill G.

    Hey, I'll meet you guys there. I'll be bringing 0 to 3 people.

    1 · August 19, 2013

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