Eric P. leading "The Bone" on a fine May 2011 Satu...
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.
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.
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: 5.64c14V12S 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.