Raphael Slawinski and Jesse Huey teamed up for an impressive link-up of two of Yamnuska’s classic routes.
Urs Kallen and Billy Davidson climbed CMC Wall and Yellow Edge in the early 70s. The routes are the two hardest lines on the Kallen 34 list, both committing 5.11s. Climbing one of the two routes is a feat, climbing both in a day is a great accomplishment.
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The Kallen 34
As Barry Blanchard said, “It is the only list that matters.” The 34 routes were in the original guidebook to Yamnuska, published by Urs Kallen and written by Kallen and Brian Greenwood.
Windy Slabs,Easy Street, Kings Chimney, Unnamed, The Toe, Missionarys Crack, The Tongue, Belfy, Dazed and Confused, Necromancer, Moms Tears, Calgary Route, CMC Wall, Directissma, Shuftee, Balrog, Chockstone Corner, Bottleneck Direct Direct, Grillmair, Kahl Wall, Forbidden Corner, Red Shirt, The Bowl, Yellow Edge, Corkscrew, Freak Out, Pangollin, Smeagol, Dicks Route, Gollum Grooves, Dickel, A Route, B Route, C Route.