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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, 50 ft
FA: Lee Hansche
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Shared By: lee hansche on Mar 31, 2016
Admins: Jay Knower, M Sprague, lee hansche, Jeffrey.LeCours, Robert Hall

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No, I didn't spell it wrong ;)

A highly featured route that always stood out to me as a natural line. Just took me the better part of a decade to get around to cleaning and equipping it.

Two very different cruxes, one soon after you leave the ground and one midway up the climb guard an easier and quite pleasant finish to the anchors. Zig a little and zag a little to find the path of least resistance and use creativity to find your solution to the puzzles along the way as there are multiple ways to do them.

-Having a hard time grading this one so please chime in. I'm not a fan of slash grades but I really can't decide yet.
-there are a couple hollow flakes to the left of the undercling at the start but you don't need them and I fear that taking them off could destabilize othe features. Just leave em be.
-a few crumbly foots are left down low but that should go away with some traffic, rest assured the rest of the route is on nice and interesting rock.


Currently the farthest bolted route to the left at Yellowknife next to the summit cliff gully.


5 glue in wave bolts to pigtail anchors.
Russ Keane
Russ Keane  
Not a bad line. Worth doing if you are looking for something quick. I'd say it's more of a nine. Each of the two cruxes is too mellow for a ten. Aug 22, 2017
lee hansche
goffstown, nh
lee hansche   goffstown, nh  
After climbing it again I downgraded it a bit from my original proposed grade. I think the rain helped clean off the dust and made it feet a little grittier. Super fun low end 5.10. Aug 21, 2016