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Chris Buckley's Arete S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Giimoozaabi (unfinshed) S 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b C0
Monolith, The S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Sasquatch Summer ascent S 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Type: Sport, 100 ft
FA: Chris Buckley and ? 2005-6
Page Views: 69 total · 2/month
Shared By: bradley white on Sep 29, 2014
Admins: Jay Knower, M Sprague, lee hansche, Jeffrey.LeCours, Robert Hall

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Description

Opposite wall to Monolith gully left side or western wall. Follow black water streak to the top oak forest. Friction and edges for hands. Have not done route and Chris told me it was the one of the best climbs here.

Location

Easier to rappel into this climb than it is to reach it from the gully. Unless this area is known from the top better to scramble up the gully.

Protection

Eye bolts for belay and several on the route.

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Ladd

  5.10b
Ladd    
  5.10b
Climbed this today. Access from the the top is definitely the way to go.

So much loose rock on top and in the gully. No one at Yellowknife when we were there, thank goodness. We shot at least 3 large blocks down the cliff during the rappel in despite being very careful.

This climb has decent enough climbing, but covered in lichen with lots of loose and fragile flakes during the middle cruxy part of the cliff. Be VERY careful pulling on the flakes on this climb and your partner should WEAR A HELMET.

With 2-3 hours of prybar athletics, this climb could be cleaned up, but I think it would diminish the ethic of the area, and simply not worth it. Oct 5, 2015
bradley white
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bradley white   Bend
 
The gully is really steep and loose footing. Besides rocks going to Yellow Knife a climber could go very far falling down the gully and be very injured. Right side is safest for having a tree or rock to grab onto during loose footing. Then cut across to Sasquatch likely roped in.To be here easily the old climbing trail to the top of route should be reestablished. Its deer tick country up here also. Aren't I making it sound inviting. Sep 29, 2014
Jeffrey.LeCours
New Hampshire
Jeffrey.LeCours   New Hampshire  
I saw these bolts a year or two ago and was wondering what it was. I'll post a photo showing this spot. It looked a little tricky to get to - I'd be very nervous of shooting blocks down the YellowKnife gully. Sep 29, 2014