Backbone State Park
Submitted by: Ash Burton
Description
During the summer, very thick vegetation makes it difficult to see more than 10 feet into the woods, but there's quite a bit of rock to explore here. Some good rocks to boulder, TR and difficult cracks for trad.
Getting There
Just south of Strawberry Point, IA.

See the official site for more detail:
iowadnr.gov/parks/state_park_l...
Photos
Fia tree-ed these baby raccoons and would not stop barking.  She may have eatten one...In the dog world, baby raccoons are considered a delicacy.
Fia tree-ed these baby raccoons and would not stop barking. She may have eatten one...In the dog world, baby raccoons are considered a delicacy.

main climbing area at Backbone
main climbing area at Backbone

Comments
Kaner  Jun 11, 2009
If anyone knows names of rocks or routes, history, more info, please advise. Thanks.

Kaner  Nov 10, 2010
Admins- Please allow Ash to do a proper write up for Backbone.

Bill McKirgan  Dec 7, 2013
Ash Burton can edit the Backbone State Park pages.

Sorry so late in replying to your request.

TylerVaughan  Dec 25, 2013
Is bolting prohibited in the park?

Joe Stark  Dec 25, 2013
That is correct, Tyler.

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