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Routes in Yellowknife Buttress

Abbey Normal S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Alaskan Arches S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Arctic Circle S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Aurora Borealis S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Bering Strait S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Bridge to Nowhere S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Cannery Row S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Chimney Sweeps T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Cow Patty S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Gifts From Attu S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Juno S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Lone Ranger T 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a C0
Lone Wolf T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Mosquito S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Nanook of the North S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Old Yeller T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b R
Yellowknife S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Yukon Cornelius S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Type: Sport
FA: Jim Shimberg 1992
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Shared By: lee hansche on Mar 13, 2007
Admins: Jay Knower, M Sprague, lee hansche, Jeffrey.LeCours, Robert Hall

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Another nice technical route steeper than it looked from the ground and a bit pumpy.
A weird but fun crux half way up on underclings and weird feet. Very interesting moves and fun once you figure it out.
Another slabby part at the top made me think for a second before gaining the anchor.

Recommended if you like techy stuff.


Just left of Cow Patty (5.10a).


It seems this route has had bolts added. I counted 8, but the guide says 5 with the option of a TCU between the 2nd and 3rd bolt.I didn't need gear and found it well protected.


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lee hansche
goffstown, nh
lee hansche   goffstown, nh  
cool, let me know what you think :)

and do make sure you knot the end of your 70m cause im pretty possitive that it will get you down but ive only been on it with a 60m... Aug 12, 2010
S. Neoh  
Fantastic, Lee. Thanks.
In the Fall, we will haul our 70m rope up there and do Abbey Normal to Bridge in one push. And get on Cow Patty and Yellow Knife, the route.
I've only been to YK Buttress twice, had a good time both times. Aug 11, 2010
lee hansche
goffstown, nh
lee hansche   goffstown, nh  
My friend Jakob and I added a second pitch or extention to this route... We call it Bridge to Nowhere it goes at 5.9 or 9+ very fun climbing that affords a great view... when you link it, its 14 bolts to anchor and you can lower with a 70m rope or do 2 raps with a 60m...… Aug 11, 2010
S. Neoh  
Yes, it had only 4 or 5 bolts when I did it A WHILE BACK. Didn't think any of the runout was particularly bad.
Not nearly as nice as its newer neighbor, Cow Patty, so it gets 1.5 stars from me. Aug 11, 2010