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Grand Wall Base Area

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Aged in Oak T 
Apron Strings T 
Arrowroot T 
Exasperator T 
Flake, The T 
Flex Capacitor T 
Ghostdancing T 
Jingus the Cat T 
Knacker Cracker T 
Merci Me S 
Moving to Montana T 
Peasant's Route T 
Rutabaga T 
Seasoned in the Sun T 
Turnip T 

Grand Wall Base Area Rock Climbing 

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Location: 49.6827, -123.1482 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Peter Spindloe on Mar 17, 2006
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As with the Grand Wall Area, the Grand Wall Base Area faces west, but as many of the routes are shorter, there is a lot more shade from the forest. This area runs from the Dihedrals area in the south to the University Wall are in the north.

The routes tend to be steep slab/face and beautiful cracks.

Helmets are highly recommended as the face above holds popular routes and trails. Stuff does come down somewhat regularly.

Getting There 

See the Grand Wall Area description for the most direct approach. The area can also be approached by walking along the trail that follows the base of the Chief from the Campground in the south to the Apron in the north.

Climbing Season

Weather station 1.2 miles from here

15 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',4],['3 Stars',10],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Grand Wall Base Area

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Grand Wall Base Area:
Merci Me   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R     Sport, 2 pitches, 190'   
Turnip   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   
Seasoned in the Sun   5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 95'   
Apron Strings   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 2 pitches, 300'   
Arrowroot   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 115'   
The Flake   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
Jingus the Cat   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
Flex Capacitor   5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 2 pitches, 80'   
Exasperator   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 2 pitches, 150'   
Peasant's Route   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 5 pitches, 420'   
Rutabaga   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 2 pitches   
Knacker Cracker   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
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Featured Route For Grand Wall Base Area
Rock Climbing Photo: P2, excellent climbing!

Flex Capacitor 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b  North America : Canada : ... : Grand Wall Base Area
Fun new addition to the Grand Wall Base area. P1 tackles a typical Squamish finger crack corner. The bottom was quite wet, even after a dry spell... but it was easy enough to pull through on a piece of gear to bypass the wet spot. End at a bolted anchor above the alcove.P2 The business. Work into the arch and place your #4 in the first wide pod. Good feet keep appearing, and when they start to vanish the crack gets good in the corner. Good gear throughout. The crux is probably the la...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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