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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: Sport, 45 ft
FA: Lee Hanshe
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Shared By: lee hansche on Apr 10, 2016
Admins: Jay Knower, M Sprague, lee hansche, Jeffrey LeCours, Jonathan Steitzer, Robert Hall

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Years ago I came very close to bolting a line on the face where Ward eventually added Arctic Circle. I wanted to climb up the vertical face and right through the roof above. Unfortunately the face below the roof was too soft and the crimps crumbled beneath my feet and I aborted the project. Flash forward, Ward adds Arctic Circle a bit left of my intended start but circumvented the roof with a travers back left at the top. So Bering Strait is a 2 bolt variation that let me bust through the tough boulder problem roof and it felt great to finish my saga.

Climb sequential crimps past the first 3 bolts on Arctic. Head up toward the roof below the 2 wave bolts. A few funky moves and some trickery gain a good rest then be ready for things to get real. Slopey underclings help you clip (pre-placed draw will be helpful for shorties). Small crimps, a few powerful moves, a seriously high foot and a reach to the ledge gets it done. Only 10 feet of independent climbing but you will get your monies worth.


This is a variation finish to Arctic Circle. It climbs straight out the imposing roof where that route circles back to the left.


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