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.
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