Bridge to Nowhere
Avg: 3 from 2 votes
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|
|FA:||Lee Hansche and Jakob Montoya, july 12th 2010|
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|Shared By:||lee hansche on Jul 13, 2010|
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DescriptionThis is now the route that takes you highest up on the cliff. It has some really fun and exciting moves, great exposure, views and rock quality. It is basically an extension or second pitch to Abbey Normal 5.10c.
From the Abbey Normal anchors climb the very easy slab to the first bolt of Bridge (its about 20-25 feet to the bolt but maybe 5.1). From there climb up the corner under the roof, at the 3rd bolt make a really fun couple of moves out left and over the roof. Follow 3 more bolts up the low angle face to a tricky finish on small holds. Mantel the sloping ledge and take in the view, its amazing up there.
Be careful of a loose block above and left of the anchor.
I'd toss it down but i dont want to ruin the bolts on routes below.
ProtectionIf you are linking the 2 pitches:
-i suggest long runners on the first 2 bolts of Bridge (that makes it run really smooth).
-you will need a 70m rope to get back to the ground.
-or you can rap it with 2 ropes.
-or you can lower to Abbey's anchor and then from there to the ground.
-or what ever else you come up with.