|The Northwest Passage
This route is the left most climb from the ledge left of Boar War. Climb on eye bolts with a technical slab crux at the 2nd bolt. Move left under fins of rock after 4th bolt until you can climb up onto a ledge. Make stemming\chimney moves to navigate the large corner as it widens and flares. Make a thoughtful move out of the corner to the left and up onto a small ledge. Clip the high bolt below a roof and prepare to make the stellar finishing moves to the anchor!
From the Black Jack boulders (facing uphill), hike continuously left through the boulder field following cairns on the North West Territories trail, (this trail has seen significant upgrades recently) Continue past the north west territories until you reach the left end of the Prudential crag and the start of Swedish Girls. Hike left uphill for 35' to a starting ledge on your right. You will see the large 10 foot roof of Double D's above and the route Boar War to the right.
All Eye Bolts. 15 draws, long slings\draws helpful on bolts 5-9.
|By M Sprague|
From: New England
Oct 6, 2013
Great route. I have done it a bunch of times now, pretty much every time I am in the area, and it still is a fun, interesting climb.
|By K Hiller|
Oct 16, 2013
Love the wide range of moves on this climb. The first couple of moves get your mind thinking as you transition into different movement going up the route. The finishing hold creates a hulk-like feeling as you clip the anchors. Stellar route
From: Nashua, NH
Jul 7, 2014
I really loved this climb and enjoyed the varied and interesting moves on it. For such an interesting and, in my opinion, somewhat obvious line I am surprised it was only recently put up. This should be a new "must-do" for the 5.9 climber, especially since it's only just up the hill from B-B-Buttress. Thank you to the Quinns for putting this one up!