Yellowknife Buttress Rock Climbing
Routes in Yellowknife Buttress
|Abbey Normal S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b|
|Alaskan Arches S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a|
|Arctic Circle S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b|
|Aurora Borealis S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a|
|Bering Strait S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b|
|Bridge to Nowhere S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a|
|Cannery Row S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b|
|Chimney Sweeps T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|
|Cow Patty S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a|
|Gifts From Attu S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c|
|Juno S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b|
|Lone Ranger T 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a C0|
|Lone Wolf T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b|
|Mosquito S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b|
|Nanook of the North S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a|
|Old Yeller T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b R|
|Yellowknife S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b|
|Yukon Cornelius S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a|
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DescriptionYellowknife is an out of the way crag that sees so little traffic that the holds normally don't even have chalk on them. Wow, very un-Rumney-like.
All the routes here are between 5.10a and 5.11d. Some are very long by Rumney standards, requiring a two rope rappel, but most times a 60 meter rope will get you back to the ground. Another non-Rumney aspect of this cliff is that the majority of the climbing is less than vertical and more like what you might expect to find on the south buttress of Whitehorse, with crimpy technical face climbing. The front of the cliff is about dead vertical for the most part and is home to a couple killer 5.11s including Alaskan Arches(5.11d).along the gully to the right is the more slabby climbing with a few 10s and 11s.
Most areas at Rumney that have high concentration of 5.10s and 5.11s tend to be crowded, but if you want to escape the Rumney rat-race, spend a day this beautiful area, enjoying shade, quiet, perfect rock and long quality technical routes.
Classic Climbing Routes at Yellowknife Buttress
Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
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