Routes in The Asylum
|Asylum, The S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a PG13|
|BBQ for Buddha S 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|
|Blade S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b|
|Brain Surgery 101 S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c|
|Cuckoo's Nest S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b|
|I Had a Good Name, But I Forgot (AKA for Lee, 'The route with the Epic Name') S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a|
|Pile-o-mania S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b|
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DescriptionThe Asylum is a very well hidden crag which is worth discovering. Next time you are cursing the crowds think about taking a jaunt out here for a nice change of scenery.
Located right above The Prudential, it shares many attributes with that cliff: steep routes, lots of sun, and killer rock quality. The big difference is that if you follow the beaten path through the western crags you will find The Prudential easily and you might not even see The Asylum. It is however quite easy to get to. From Yellow Knife just angle up and left up the gully and scramble over to the base. Look for a bolted corner climb to guide you in. Only takes a minute or two from Yellow Knife to the base of The Asylum.
Climbs are all bolted and range from 5.9 to 5.12b.
This cliff is often closed in the spring for Peregrines.
Getting ThereRight above The Prudential.
Easiest way to get there is to go to the far left end of Yellowknife Buttress and walk left across the gully. It is hard to maintain a trail here due to the flow of ice and rubble that comes down the gully seasonally. Take great care not to slip as a fall down the gully would be ugly. The asylum is right on the other side of the gully, you should see it easily.
It is a bad idea these days to scramble up the gully from the prudential. Dangerous.
Classic Climbing Routes at The Asylum
Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
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