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The Bone 

YDS: 5.5 French: 4b Ewbanks: 13 UIAA: IV+ ZA: 11 British: MS 4a

   
Type:  Trad, TR
Consensus:  YDS: 5.5 French: 4b Ewbanks: 13 UIAA: IV+ ZA: 11 British: MS 4a [details]
FA: Unkown
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Submitted By: Tom Anderson-Brown on May 5, 2002

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Eric P. leading "The Bone" on a fine May 2011 Satu...

Description 

The Bone follows the slanting inside corner on the right (north) side of the obvious "Porkchop" face. Start out on the manhole cover sized chockstone at the base of the route. A few strenuous moves will get you into the inside corner. Follow the corner up to a converging overhang at about 30 feet. Climb through the gap in the center of the overhang, then follow a crack for about ten feet to a ledge. Carefully traverse right on the ledge for about 15 feet using well-hidden hand holds. Surmount another slight overhang to another ledge, then climb up a five foot chimney to the top.

Protection 

Small to medium stoppers or hexes


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Vince, foot chalking for the crux.
Vince, foot chalking for the crux.
Jan Brown on the lower section of The Bone.
Jan Brown on the lower section of The Bone.
Vince, givin' it to "The Bone".
Vince, givin' it to "The Bone".
Pork Loin (48), Jacob's Ladder (49), The Bone (50), and Sweat Box (51).  No Exit is around the corner to the right.
BETA PHOTO: Pork Loin (48), Jacob's Ladder (49), The Bone (50)...
Wes Anderson ascending The Bone.
Wes Anderson ascending The Bone.
Sean Diskin high atop The Bone
Sean Diskin high atop The Bone
Half way up The Bone.
Half way up The Bone.
Vince contemplating "The Bone".
Vince contemplating "The Bone".
Kevin near the piton on the bone
Kevin near the piton on the bone
Heres a full shot of The Bone
BETA PHOTO: Heres a full shot of The Bone
Gabe nearing the top of this amazing climb.
Gabe nearing the top of this amazing climb.
Jesse cleaning up Stew's lead of "The Bone"
Jesse cleaning up Stew's lead of "The Bone"
At the top with the beautiful morning sunlight.
At the top with the beautiful morning sunlight.
Most of The Bone, obfuscated by some lovely trees that provide great shade here.
Most of The Bone, obfuscated by some lovely trees ...

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By Jay Knower
Administrator
From: Campton, NH
Jan 23, 2003

The Bone: One of the best routes any way, anytime, anywhere. Too bad you don't kabe a "4 star" rating.
By Michael Marty
Aug 12, 2003

WHAT A FUN CLIMB! I wouldn't bank too much on those old pitons, especially that first one!
By Doug Hemken
Administrator
Aug 1, 2005
rating: 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a

One of the best 5.5s at the Lake, with a distinct physical crux at the overhang and a mental crux at the top. Protecting the psychological crux could require some thought.
By Tom Anderson-Brown
From: Madison, WI
Apr 24, 2006

I climbed this with my excellent climging partners this weekend. This is truly a beautiful spot, and it offers the added bonus of solitude (at least it has when I've been here). Just a really nice route.
By James M Schroeder
From: Sauk County, WI
Sep 22, 2006

Just a great easy route - pure joy
By John W. Knoernschild
From: Wisconsin
Jul 24, 2007

Awesome route!! Very sequency with alot of good finger and hand jams. A truely beautiful crack climb with a few face moves. Another way to start it out is to climb the porkchop face moving right until you get into the main crack about 15 ft up. There is also now a Metolius cam stuck at the crux of the route. I spent 10 min with a nut tool trying to get it out, but it wont budge. Its still in good shape too, must have happened early this summer, 2007.
By Paul Huebner
From: Portage, WI
Aug 11, 2007
rating: 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b

One of my favorite leads in the park. I've led it with at least 10 different partners and we all feel it's 5.6 and Jacob's Ladder is 5.5.
By EB
From: Winona
Aug 29, 2007

One of the last great undone faces at the lake is the obvious face to the left of the bone. 5.14? Its been attempted by many hard persons and to my knowledge has never been climbed. Anyone up for it?
By Remo
From: Madison, WI
Aug 12, 2009

This is a super fun route! Great climbing, good gear and quick exposure makes for a classic climb. Trickier if you head up left corner up top.