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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: Trad, 80 ft
FA: Lee hansche
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Shared By: lee hansche on Dec 4, 2011
Admins: Jay Knower, M Sprague, lee hansche, Jeffrey LeCours, Jonathan Steitzer, Robert Hall

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Story: I climbed this line Rope-solo to access the ledge so i could bolt Gifts from Attu (to the left). The climbing was surprisingly good (though QUITE dirty). I was thinking i had found a cool new virgin moderate when i came across a newly placed piton. This could only mean one thing, local obscurist Bradley White had been here. I looked in to it and decided I must have climbed his new route Old Yeller (5.6). He has since informed me otherwise and asked me to describe my line. So, here it is.

From the ledge where Gifts From Attu starts, look up and 15ft right of the obvious corner for a flake/crack system above the birch tree growing out of the ledge. Climb up just right of the tree to gain the crack and layback your way up. after 35-40 feet place good gear and exit to the left and up to some small trees. Climb up left of the trees (in to a corner). Make an airy step left out on to a balancy low angle face and make a few moves to a small ledge and one more tricky spot to gain a large ledge. Here you will find a piton driven in to quartz. I moved way left here on to a very roomy ledge where you will find a thread anchor I left (this is above Aurora Borealis and Gifts From Attu). Or since you are obviously out for an adventure, finish up Bradley's route!

I really would love to clean it someday cause its pretty fun, but for now plan on adventure. Also maybe another pitch perhaps.


Starts just right of the tree growing out of the ledge Where Gifts From Attu starts.


Regular Rack to #3 camalot and a single pin.
Thread anchor 25 feet left on nice ledge. 1 rap with a 60m rope to the ledge TIE KNOTS IN YOUR ENDS!



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