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Elevation: 1,006 ft 307 m
GPS: 43.80478, -71.84537
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Shared By: Lee Hansche on Mar 10, 2008 · Updates
Admins: Jay Knower, M Sprague, Lee Hansche, Jeffrey LeCours, Jonathan S, Robert Hall

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Once a bit of a bastard of rumney crags NWT has seen some hard work, anchor replacement, scrubbing, and god knows what to dig up the new routes on the left haha.
Anyway, it is worth the hike and it hosts routes from quite easy to quite hard.
As of now it is a good way to escape the crowds but who knows, it could be the next big thing. So get it while it's hot! With the improved trail, passing by here is now the best way to the Prudential, NW Passage, Yellowknife and Hinterlands crags, avoiding the steep eroded trail up from Triple Corners

Getting There Suggest change

From the main cliff parking area, head over to the Blackjack Boulders. Hike west through the Blackjack Boulders and just keep going out the other end where the trail curves up the hill to the crag. It has gotten better over the years and should be easy enough to follow.

Alternatively, you can approach from the Buffalo Pit parking lot. Take the trail on the east end of the lot that parallels the road for about one minute to a marked sign where a trail forks left. The sign for the Northwest Territories will point you to this steep uphill. You'll get to a trail sign after 10-15 min of hiking. Follow the sign to the right to get to the lower (easier) climbs at NWT head left then drop down a steep trail to the right to get to the upper (mostly harder) climbs of the area.

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Classic Climbing Routes at The Northwest Territories

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
 103
Shine On
Sport
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 114
The Beastie
Sport
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 111
Air Barrier
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 74
Like Old Times
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 17
Paper Wafer
Trad
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 170
B-B-Buttress
Sport
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 139
California Chrome
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 109
B-B-Bubbas link-up
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 61
Winter is Coming
Sport
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
 10
Gestaltwandler
Sport
5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a
 42
Hard Times
Sport
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a
 12
Dragon's Jaw
Sport
5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 8
Nine Eleven
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 21
Hocus Focus
Sport
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
 21
Plate Tectonics
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Shine On
 103
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Sport
The Beastie
 114
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Air Barrier
 111
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Like Old Times
 74
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Paper Wafer
 17
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
B-B-Buttress
 170
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport
California Chrome
 139
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport
B-B-Bubbas link-up
 109
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Winter is Coming
 61
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Gestaltwandler
 10
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Sport
Hard Times
 42
5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a Sport
Dragon's Jaw
 12
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a Sport
Nine Eleven
 8
5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
Hocus Focus
 21
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
Plate Tectonics
 21
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Sport
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