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Elevation: 2,788 ft
GPS: 60.81916, -137.4924
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Shared By: Alex Weber on Sep 4, 2014
Admins: Braden Batsford, John Serjeantson

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Paint Mountain is quite possibly the most beautiful place to climb in the Territory. Directly behind you while you climb is the front range of the St Elias Mountains. This is the epicentre of Yukon trad multipitch, Yukon's "Chossy Chief" if you will, but also has many good single pitch crags. Due to it's southern exposure and low elevation it likely has the longest climbing season of anywhere in the territory. Due to the nature of the rock, there are many splitter gems, but they are not as close in proximity as an area like Golden Canyon. While the grain on the slabs is great, the fractured nature creates a lot of choss, thus much of the development takes a mixed approach to protection and most routes require extensive cleaning. 

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Head to Haines Junction from Whitehorse. 5km before arriving in Haines Junction, right after passing the Pine Lake Campground, turn right onto Pine Lake Road. Go along this road to the very end, which is a little cul-de-sac sort of thing with little trailer homes. Park here somewhere, but please don't block anyone's driveway. Parking location: 60.81779209817618, -137.48544829956643

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