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Backbone Rock Rappel/Climbing and Picnic with BASUKI!!!

I will be stopping briefly at the CPA at 10AM to guide anyone there who wants to caravan and/or carpool.  I will NOT be staying for strays.  All others... we will meet on location at about 11:00.

The master of mountaineering has invited us for a day of adventure.  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 - But if you have a climbing harness/shoes... bring them to get more time on the rock.

Equipment Recommended:


Picnic Lunch

Other gear as appropriate for the activities you plan

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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  • Brad E.

    What a great day! Perfect way to spend my birthday. Good climbs, good people, the weather was great.... Fun fun fun.

    September 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I have to back out, thought i'd feel better, but I've had a sinus infection and now bronchitis. Maybe next time...hope everyone has a great time.

    September 7, 2013

  • Brad E.

    Hey! This started as my birthday party! Thanks for coming everybody! I'll be there.

    1 · September 6, 2013

  • Aaron G.

    This time I have the gear so we don't have to wait on Jeff. LOL

    September 3, 2013

  • Amanda B.

    Wish I could :( I'll be heading up Leconte that day!

    September 3, 2013

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