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Yukon Territory Rock Climbing 


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Looking back on the knife-edges at 11,700 ft

Description 

The Yukon Territory is one of Canada's three territories in the north. Similar to provinces, the territories are their own political jurisdictions.

From a climbing perspective, the Yukon is most famously the home of Mt. Logan, the highest peak in Canada.

"If you are developing a new crag, do some homework. Large parts of
land fall under First Nations Land Claims agreements and may be
subject to special regulations or considerations. Using land for
recreational purposes is allowed under most Land Claims agreements,
however modifications to the land such as bolting and cutting trails
is usually controlled. Failure to comply with Land Claims agreements
could lead to closure of the crag. If you have any questions about a
particular area or crag let us know at climbyukon.net and we’ll do our
best to answer."
From the first edition of Ryan Agar's guide book to the area: Yukon Climbing Guide.

Getting There 

Highway 97 from BC will take you there. There are regular flights to the city of Whitehorse.

Climbing Season

For the Canada area.

Weather station 82.5 miles from here

122 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',15],['3 Stars',51],['2 Stars',28],['1 Star',14],['Bomb',1]
['<=5.6',4],['5.7',11],['5.8',14],['5.9',18],['5.10',31],['5.11',20],['5.12',5],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',4],['V2-3',6],['V4-5',7],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',1],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Yukon Territory

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Yukon Territory:
Yellow Brick Road   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13     Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 45'   Golden Canyon : Cranberry Meadows
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Featured Route For Yukon Territory
Rock Climbing Photo: Josh Lightman in front of Swamptart

Swamptart 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a  North America : Canada : ... : Vinyl Village
Amazing climb that is truly pumpy. It has some good rests, so find them and milk them. There is a crux about half-way up where you need to head left a bit and make a semi-dyno move to the lip. After this there is a great rest, and then you head up and right to slap the arete to a some good holds. From here, you need to head left into the crack and up to the anchors. This is another crux....[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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By Alex Weber
Dec 30, 2014
"If you are developing a new crag, do some homework. Large parts of
land fall under First Nations Land Claims agreements and may be
subject to special regulations or considerations. Using land for
recreational purposes is allowed under most Land Claims agreements,
however modifications to the land such as bolting and cutting trails
is usually controlled. Failure to comply with Land Claims agreements
could lead to closure of the crag. If you have any questions about a
particular area or crag let us know at climbyukon.net and we’ll do our
best to answer."
From the first edition of Ryan Agar's guide book to the area: Yukon Climbing Guide.

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