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The Backside Trail

  • Grade context: AU
  • Photos: 3
  • Ascents: 1
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Description

One of the best sectors at Abbey Caves. Home to Freak of Nature.

Access issues inherited from Abbey Caves

The area is surrounded by private land. Please stay within posted boundaries. Pack out your garbage.

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Sit start matched on the slopey fin. A big move out right to the far lip will set you up for the finish up the arete.

FA: Marco Lefebvre, 2020

Start as for Freak of Nature but head straight up pinching the fin.

FA: H Triebels, 2013

Start as for Freak of Nature, traverse left to right along the sloping lip to a shallow tear drop feature and finish with a hard mantle onto the slab. needs more cleaning.

Start with a high right foot and left hand palm down. Keep just to the right of where the grassy ledge is on the boulder. Head in a straight line up the rock. The grass ledge is out for this climb

FA: Jack Butler, Dec 2022

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