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Yukon Gold S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Elevation: 3,350 ft
GPS: 60.969, -134.989 Google Map · Climbing Map
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Shared By: Alex Weber on Jul 18, 2014
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Description

Turtle Mountain is home to a very easy multi-pitch climb. It is sunny and provides incredible views of Lake Labarge and the surrounding area. It is very secluded as only a handful of people will bother going out this way a year. The rock is good limestone, except for the sixth pitch, which is loose and chossy.

Getting There

There are three approaches to choose from: 1) take a boat up the Yukon River to the mouth of Lake Labarge and find the Great River Journey's lodge on the east side. From here find the Livingstone trail and hike 5km south; 2) from Riverdale, drive down Long Lake Road until it becomes the Livingstone trail (10km). The Livingstone trail is very rough and will require either a 4x4, and ATV, or mountain bikes to travel along; 3) Drive North on the North Alaska Highway and take Burma Road 2km until it becomes private property. Park here and use a canoe to cross the Yukon river. From the east side, find a trail opening that will lead to the Livingstone trail (turn left). From here it's an 11km hike.
All of these options will take you to the trailhead for a 2.5km bushwack to the base of the mountain. The trailhead starts at 60.9701, -135.0159. The base of Yukon Gold Buttress, the multi-pitch climb, is at 60.9704, -134.9943.

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