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The Asylum  


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Submitted By: lee hansche on Mar 12, 2008
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Description 

The Asylum is a very well hidden crag which is worth discovering. Next time you are cursing the crowds think about taking a jaunt out here for a nice change of scenery.

Located right above The Prudential, it shares many attributes with that cliff: steep routes, lots of sun, and killer rock quality. The big difference is that if you follow the beaten path through the western crags you will find The Prudential easily and you might not even see The Asylum. It is however quite easy to get to. From Yellow Knife just angle up and left up the gully and scramble over to the base. Look for a bolted corner climb to guide you in. Only takes a minute or two from Yellow Knife to the base of The Asylum.

Climbs are all bolted and range from 5.9 to 5.12b.

Getting There 

Right above The Prudential.

Scramble up the gully between The Prudential and Yellow Knife and escape left to the base of the cliff.

Climbing Season



Weather station 10.0 miles from here

7 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',1],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',2],['5.11',3],['5.12',1],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for The Asylum:
BBQ for Buddha   5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport   
Pile-o-mania   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 50'   
Brain Surgery 101   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 50'   
I had a Good Name, but I forgot   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
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Featured Route For The Asylum
Jeff below, Blade above

Blade 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b  NH : Rumney : The Asylum
This thing comes at you from all angles. It is just as tricky as it is powerful! But over all a bouldery adventure, thought i had it pretty well figured out til i got on it, then i figured out that i was wrong, haha... Once i did work it out i was pleased with the interesting strong movements.Climb the steep arete and face past the 1st bolt. Sink in to a kneebar rest then engage in the second half of the crux. past 2 more bolts and on to an easier finish.The only thing i didnt like about this ro...[more]   Browse More Classics in NH

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By matthewWallace
From: plymouth, nh
Apr 14, 2011
There are no signs up here closing this area...