Gifts From Attu
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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, 60 ft|
|FA:||Lee Hansche 10/25|
|Page Views:||643 total, 9/month|
|Shared By:||lee hansche on Oct 25, 2011|
|Admins:||Jay Knower, M Sprague, lee hansche, Jeffrey.LeCours, Robert Hall|
DescriptionNow the farthest bolt line right at Yellow Knife. Not your average Yellow Knife route, a bit steeper and most of the holds are pretty big.
I recommend the belayer anchors to the tree off to the right. I removed all the loose stuff I could find but if something came off you'd want to be out of the way.
From the ledge you can climb to the left of the 1st bolt (stick clip it for safety) on small crimps with great sequence. Or to the right on an easier crack layback. Either way you get to a nice stance on a ledge. Move left to the arete and up (a hollow flake seems to be holding but be gentle). Continue to an undercling move that gains the final pumpy face. Mostly good holds with a crimp or two thrown in for spice.
The name is a reference to a small island that is the western most point in Alaska. Hardcore bird watchers go there in hopes of seeing some Russian birds on US soil. Birding is almost as crazy as climbing, haha.