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Turtle Mountain Rock Climbing 

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Location: 60.96925, -134.9894 View Map  Incorrect?
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Turtle Mountain is home to a very easy multi-pitch climb. It is sunny and provides incredible views of Lake Labarge and the surrounding area. It is very secluded as only a handful of people will bother going out this way a year. The rock is good limestone, except for the sixth pitch, which is loose and chossy.

Getting There 

There are three approaches to choose from: 1) take a boat up the Yukon River to the mouth of Lake Labarge and find the Great River Journey's lodge on the east side. From here find the Livingstone trail and hike 5km south; 2) from Riverdale, drive down Long Lake Road until it becomes the Livingstone trail (10km). The Livingstone trail is very rough and will require either a 4x4, and ATV, or mountain bikes to travel along; 3) Drive North on the North Alaska Highway and take Burma Road 2km until it becomes private property. Park here and use a canoe to cross the Yukon river. From the east side, find a trail opening that will lead to the Livingstone trail (turn left). From here it's an 11km hike.
All of these options will take you to the trailhead for a 2.5km bushwack to the base of the mountain. The trailhead starts at 60.9701, -135.0159. The base of Yukon Gold Buttress, the multi-pitch climb, is at 60.9704, -134.9943.

Climbing Season

For the Canada area.

Weather station 11.8 miles from here

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Yukon Gold 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b  North America : Canada : ... : Turtle Mountain
Pitch 1 - 5.7: Head up the right-leaning ramp to the first bolt. Continue up ledges and slabby climbing to gain a belay station.Pitch 2 - 5.6: Heads leftward up slabby climbing past a ledge with a tree. Gain the belay on an exposed ledge.Pitch 3 - 5.4: Head up over easy slab / ledge climbing. Veers up and right past a tree to the belay station.Pitch 4 - 5.6: From pitch 3, you will have to hike left to gain a gulley, which you then have to hike down (silly, I know). Look for bolts on the wall on ...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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