The Monolith (Rumney Rocks)

Rumney Lakes

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This is the obscure of the obscure Rumney crags. Located at the top of the gully that splits Yellow Knife and The Hinterlands.

I’ve made two trips up to check out this interesting and impressive piece of rock perched in an amazingly exposed location. I still haven’t climbed anything on it however. To be honest i don’t know where to begin. Im posting this description and some photos in hopes that someone that knows the area might help us demystify it. Even the guide book has very little info on it.

Getting There 

There is a trail from Buffalo Pit which will take you there. Take a look at the map posted at the Buffalo Pit parking, which has the Monolith marked. Follow the trail to Very Nice Crag. Just before you get there, turn left, uphill, and follow a trail which has some pink tape marking it. 

The trail was only moderately overgrown in summer 2021. You’ll have the cliff line on your right, and can keep going until you see the Monolith; when it’s visible, you’ll be right above Sasquatch Summer Ascent.

Alternatively, you can hike around from NW Territories or take the Rattlesnake Mountain trail.





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