Avg: 2.3 from 9 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|
|Type:||Sport, 50 ft|
|Page Views:||454 total, 22/month|
|Shared By:||lee hansche on Mar 31, 2016|
|Admins:||Jay Knower, M Sprague, lee hansche, Jeffrey.LeCours, Robert Hall|
DescriptionNo, 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.