Elevation: 1,206 ft
GPS: 43.805, -71.844 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: lee hansche on Jan 25, 2007
Admins: Jay Knower, M Sprague, lee hansche, Jeffrey LeCours, Jonathan Steitzer, Robert Hall

Description

Yellowknife 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.

Most of the routes here are between 5.10a and 5.11d. Some are very long by Rumney standards, requiring a two rope rappel or 70m rope, 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 at this beautiful area, enjoying shade, quiet and long quality technical routes.

Getting There

Follow directions to the Hinterlands and continue left under the gully and you will find it.Or follow directions to Prudential, and it's the next cliff right of that.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Yellowknife Buttress

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 3
Bridge to Nowhere
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 22
Cow Patty
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 15
Juno
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 29
Yellowknife
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 3
Gifts From Attu
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 7
Nanook of the North
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 20
Alaskan Arches
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 9
Arctic Circle
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Bridge to Nowhere
 3
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Cow Patty
 22
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Juno
 15
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Yellowknife
 29
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Gifts From Attu
 3
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Nanook of the North
 7
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Alaskan Arches
 20
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Arctic Circle
 9
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
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