Ellsmere Island Rock Climbing
BETA PHOTO: The right side of Ellsemere Island as seen from th...
One of the closest rocks to the road with a quick approach by North Wonderland standards, this collection of small crags and rocks features some pretty high quality, if short routes. Highlights include Baby Roof
(5.10a), Foreign Legion
(5.11a) and Arms Are For Hugging
Hike from Key's Corner (Boyscout Trailhead / Wilderness Registration point) approximately 1 mile east to the intersection with the Old Wonderland Trail. From this intersection (a sign here stating that the Old Wonderland Trail from that point south is closed for revegitation), walk approximately 100 yards north and Ellsmere Island will be readily apparent on your right, discernable by several roofs on faces a short distance up the hillside. Be sure to find the very well developed/defined trail leading from the Old Wonderland Trail up to the crag and use it to prevent trail braiding (the creation of many new small trails that is harmful and unsightly).
Climbing Season For the North Wonderland Approach area.
Weather station 8.6 miles from here
15 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',7],['1 Star',8],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Ellsmere Island
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Ellsmere Island:
Aftermath 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 70'
Featured Route For Ellsmere Island
Do the Math 5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b CA
: Joshua Tree National Park
: ... : Ellsmere Island
This is the face between Aftermath and Math.Climb a silver slab past several grey knobs (liebacking a bit on the right-hand edge) then follow a flake/thin crack that diagonals up and left. Make a delicate step-up onto a big knob, then crimp up a short, steeper section on edges, finishing up a juggy flake/crack.Very good rock quality....[more] Browse More Classics in CA
BETA PHOTO: Baby Roof Rock
BETA PHOTO: Foreign Legion The Houdini Arete The Great Escape ...