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The Asylum Rock Climbing 


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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.

Note- You are directly above Prudential. Be careful not to drop or knock anything loose as it will likely roll off the top of Prudential, potentially hitting someone 100+ feet below.

This cliff is often closed in the spring for Peregrines.

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 Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',2],['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]

Classic Climbing Routes in The Asylum

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing 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'   
I Had a Good Name, But I Forgot (AKA for Lee, 'The route with the Epic Name')   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
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I Had a Good Name, But I Forgot (AKA for Lee, 'The route with the Epic Name') 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a  NH : *Rumney : The Asylum
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