Elevation: 1,006 ft
GPS: 43.805, -71.845 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: lee hansche on Mar 10, 2008 with 1 Suggestions
Admins: Jay Knower, M Sprague, lee hansche, Jeffrey LeCours, Jonathan Steitzer, Robert Hall

Description

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

From the nain 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 will 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
 79
Shine On
Sport
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 80
The Beastie
Sport
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 78
Air Barrier
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 47
Like Old Times
Sport
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 4
Approaching Armageddon
Trad 2 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 7
Paper Wafer
Trad
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 112
B-B-Buttress
Sport
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 93
California Chrome
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 68
B-B-Bubbas link-up
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 21
Winter is Coming
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 29
Hard Times
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 8
Battle of the Bulge
Sport
5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 7
Nine Eleven
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 15
Hocus Focus
Sport
5.12c/d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
 16
Plate Tectonics
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Shine On
 79
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Sport
The Beastie
 80
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Air Barrier
 78
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Like Old Times
 47
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Approaching Armageddon
 4
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 2 pitches
Paper Wafer
 7
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
B-B-Buttress
 112
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport
California Chrome
 93
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport
B-B-Bubbas link-up
 68
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Winter is Coming
 21
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Hard Times
 29
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Battle of the Bulge
 8
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Nine Eleven
 7
5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
Hocus Focus
 15
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
Plate Tectonics
 16
5.12c/d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Sport
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