i looked at this sweet looking but very remote rou...
Yellow Knife is an out of the way crag that sees so little traffic that the holds normally don't even have chalk on them.Wow.Very un-Rumney-like.
All the routes here are between 5.10a and 5.11d. Some are very long by Rumney standards, requiring a two rope rappel, but most times a 60 meter rope will get you back to the ground. Another non-Rumney aspect of this cliff is that the majority of the climbing is less than vertical and more like what you might expect to find on the south buttress of Whitehorse, with crimpy technical face climbing. The front of the cliff is about dead vertical for the most part and is home to a couple killer 5.11s including Alaskan Arches(5.11d).along the gully to the right is the more slabby climbing with a few 10s and 11s.
Most areas at Rumney that have high concentration of 5.10s and 5.11s tend to be crowded, but if you want to escape the Rumney rat-race, spend a day this beautiful area, enjoying shade, quiet, perfect rock and long quality technical routes.
Follow directions to the Hinterlands and continue left under the gully and you will find it.Or follow directions to Prudential, and it's the next cliff right of that.
Weather station 10.0 miles from here
15 Total Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',7],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',1]
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Cow Patty 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport, 1 pitch, 100'
Cannery Row 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport, 1 pitch, 100'
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Alaskan Arches 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a NH
: Yellow Knife Buttress
Climb the corner laying it back till you can gain good stemming this is a tricky section that is tough to onsight. You will gain a nice rest as the arch leans left.reach right to clip a bolt and make a reachy (or thin) move right out of the overlap. Technical Climbing will get you out right to a corner and another rest. Climb the corner using a fingerlock and a few awkward holds. Mantel the ledge and clip the quick clips to the left.I give the climb 4 stars due to its beautiful flow and interest...[more] Browse More Classics in NH
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By lee hansche
From: goffstown, nh
Oct 28, 2008
I've now climbed all of the routes at Yellowknife and I can say for sure that if you like technical face climbing in the 5.10-5.11 range you might want to make a trip out here...
By Will Cornell
May 27, 2014
this crag looks dope. I'm definitely going to have to check it out.