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Able Was I Ere I Saw Ellesmere T 
Aftermath T 
Arms Are For Hugging S 
Baby Face T 
Baby On Board TR 
Baby Roof T 
Do the Math TR 
El Smear or Land T 
Foreign Legion T 
Fright Night T 
Gail Winds T 
Geometry T 
Left Overs T 
Made in the Shade T 
Math T 

Ellsmere Island Rock Climbing 

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Location: 34.05623, -116.17811 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Josh Beck on Mar 23, 2003

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One of the closest rocks to the road with a quick approach by North Wonderland standards, this collection of small crags and rocks features some pretty high quality, if short routes. Highlights include Baby Roof (5.7), Aftermath (5.10a), Foreign Legion (5.10b), Geometry (5.11a) and Arms Are For Hugging (5.11a).

Getting There 

Hike from Key's Corner (Boyscout Trailhead / Wilderness Registration point) approximately 1 mile east to the intersection with the Old Wonderland Trail. From this intersection (a sign here stating that the Old Wonderland Trail from that point south is closed for revegitation), walk approximately 100 yards north and Ellsmere Island will be readily apparent on your right, discernable by several roofs on faces a short distance up the hillside. Be sure to find the very well developed/defined trail leading from the Old Wonderland Trail up to the crag and use it to prevent trail braiding (the creation of many new small trails that is harmful and unsightly).

Climbing Season

For the North Wonderland Approach area.

Weather station 8.6 miles from here

15 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',7],['1 Star',8],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Ellsmere Island

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Ellsmere Island:
Aftermath   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   
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Featured Route For Ellsmere Island
Rock Climbing Photo: Gail Winds

Gail Winds 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Ellsmere Island
This climb heads up the face 15 feet right of Baby Roof. Descend by downclimbing the gully on the climber's right of the route....[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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Rock Climbing Photo: Baby Roof Rock
BETA PHOTO: Baby Roof Rock
Rock Climbing Photo: Foreign Legion The Houdini Arete The Great Escape ...
BETA PHOTO: Foreign Legion The Houdini Arete The Great Escape ...

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