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Air Barrier S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Angry Inch, The S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Approaching Armageddon T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
B-B-Bubbas link-up S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
B-B-Buttress S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Battle of the Bulge S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Beastie, The S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Beerless Leader T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
California Chrome S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Hard Times S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Hocus Focus S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Like Old Times S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Nine Eleven S 5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Paper Wafer T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Plate Tectonics S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Primitive Times T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Scrubbing Bubbas S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Shine On S 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Times Like These S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Wimp And Peel S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
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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

Hike west through the Blackjack Boulders and just keep going out the other end and the trail curves up the hill to the crag. It has gotten better over the years and should be easy enough to follow.

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Classic Climbing Routes at The Northwest Territories

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Mike Thompson
Manchester NH
Mike Thompson   Manchester NH
i did a really cool 10 b or c outthere once. had a grand old time. and that ledge out there is crazy Mar 10, 2008
Jeffrey LeCours
New Hampshire
Jeffrey LeCours   New Hampshire  
If you're into slugs (like... REALLY into them), you should take a hike out here on a rainy day.

There are many bolted routes out here now. I wish I had a classic guide book... or knew what the dry, slug-filled route I got tossed off the other day was: Slightly technical start for the first bolt, working a hand/finger crack to gain the dihedral. After that it looks like it might be a fun face climb til anchors that were out of sight. Any ideas? May 8, 2009
lee hansche
goffstown, nh
lee hansche   goffstown, nh  
im am not in to slugs (like... not at all) but i do like the route
jeff is referring to, Hard Times 5.11c... Nov 30, 2011
Max Dismukes
North Quincy, MA
Max Dismukes   North Quincy, MA
I think I got on "The Angry Itch" here the other day. Is it four bolts long and with a very hard crux near the top involving micro crimps and/or a big sloper/arete? Really fun start and then got absolutely shut down at the top. Jun 12, 2014
Matt Levine
Concord, NH
Matt Levine   Concord, NH
Any details on the new route between Shine On and The Beastie? We got on all three routes yesterday. Just curious about the name/grade, etc. All three of these routes were fun moderates and certainly worth doing. Apr 19, 2015
M Sprague
New England
M Sprague   New England  
Lee, perhaps the "majority of poor quality routes" in the description is no longer valid for this crag. May 11, 2015
Matt Levine
Concord, NH
Matt Levine   Concord, NH
Agreed, Mark. The new easier climbs, the addition of the stellar California Chrome, as well as B-B-Buttress and the B-B-Bubbas link up provides a fun day for the beginner to intermediate climber....even more so when one hits Cozened Stone just up the hill as well. The close proximity to the Prudential also makes this a great crag to warm up at before climbing hard.

By the way, Mark, the one climb between Shine On and The Beastie is still missing here on the proj....would be good to have this added. Was it called "Air Barrier" or something similar? The name is escaping me. May 11, 2015
lee hansche
goffstown, nh
lee hansche   goffstown, nh  
I agree, I have rewritten the description. May 15, 2015
M Sprague
New England
M Sprague   New England  
Matt, Air Barrier sounds right, a Becconsal route I think but not 100% sure. I've only been on it once so far (and liked it) and was half asleep so I'll let somebody else post it. For slabby easier Rumney routes, I think the ones here blow away the ones at the Meadows. The rock is much more interesting and not just a big cheese grater. May 15, 2015
Matt Levine
Concord, NH
Matt Levine   Concord, NH
I'm happy to add it but please let me know if you hear otherwise about the name or FA. May 15, 2015

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