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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
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Type: Sport, 100 ft
FA: Jim Shimberg
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Shared By: lee hansche on Sep 2, 2008
Admins: Jay Knower, M Sprague, lee hansche, Jeffrey LeCours, Jonathan Steitzer, Robert Hall

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A LONG pitch of fantastic face climbing that just keeps you thinking the whole time. Great rock, safe bolts, interesting moves and an out of the way location are a few good points. Some might say the grade is a little soft but i can't make up my mind. Put in your 2 cents and we shall all decide. But first you've got to climb it.

Climb up the right leaning crack to some tricky moves gaining a nice ledge. Up the face on good holds to another tricky spot over a bulge to yet another good ledge. Slabby climbing above, think underclings and small crimps, to an awesome horizontal crack. More crimpy footy stuff to what you might think is the top.But its not. One more "boulder problem", 3 bolts, to the top. Check out the hollow rock hueco then move up the tricky slab to the anchors.


The second route right around the corner,just right of Yellow Knife 5.10c


16 bolts to anchors with fixed lowering biners.
The route is long and suggests a 2 rope rap from the anchor. A 70m rope would do fine and I think if you swing right with a 60m (up hill) you might be able to lower to the ground or a ledge to walk off but be careful.
I lowered to the ground with a trimmed 70m and Im not sure how long it is now, i think its just over 60m, and i just touched the ground.



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