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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 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c 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, 65 ft
FA: Lee Hansche 2/22/10
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Shared By: lee hansche on Feb 22, 2010
Admins: Jay Knower, M Sprague, lee hansche, Jeffrey LeCours, Jonathan Steitzer, Robert Hall

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The crux is fingery and technical on the feet. The line is asthetic and climbs well. I will admit the rock quality isn't tops (this is the case with most routes up here) but i pulled off most of the chossy stuff and its good to go (belayers just be aware) .

So climb the slab past the first 2 bolts to the 3rd bolt on the first steep section. Stay left to find the good rock and make a few moves to good stance under the final head wall. Using left facing flakes and fun moves clip a few more bolts before the good holds run out at a crimpy crux. Foot work is key as you work the crimps and make a hard clip. After the last clip punch it on better holds to the top. The run to the chains might be spooky but it's safe, just don't pull up a ton of rope to clip.


Up Yellow Knife's right gully to the right of Cow Patty(5.10a) for a nice slightly over hanging face above a slab. This route climbs the slab and up the left side of the steep face about 15 feet right of Cow Patty.


7 bolts to ring bolt anchor.


lee hansche
goffstown, nh
lee hansche   goffstown, nh  
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