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Grand Wall Base Area

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Seasoned in the Sun 
Turnip 

Grand Wall Base Area 


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Administrators: Peter Spindloe, Kristine Hoffman
Submitted By: Peter Spindloe on Mar 17, 2006
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Description 

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.


14 Total Routes


['4 Stars',5],['3 Stars',7],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',2],['5.9',0],['5.10',8],['5.11',4],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Grand Wall Base Area:
Merci Me   5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c R     Sport, 2 pitches, 190'   
Turnip   5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   
The Flake   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
Apron Strings   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b     Trad, 2 pitches, 300'   
Seasoned in the Sun   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 95'   
Arrowroot   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 115'   
Jingus the Cat   5.10 6b 20 VII- E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
Exasperator   5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b     Trad, 2 pitches, 150'   
Flex Capacitor   5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b     Trad, 2 pitches, 80'   
Peasant's Route   5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b     Trad, 5 pitches, 420'   
Rutabaga   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c     Trad, 2 pitches   
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Taking a bite out of the Exasperator.

Exasperator 5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b  North America : Canada : ... : Grand Wall Base Area
This is a probably a Squamish top-ten short route on most people's lists.Its two pitches are themselves reasonably short, but it's often done as a single long pitch (probably not possible with a 50m rope, but 60 is fine). You can rap twice or bring a second rope and do one long rappel.The crux comes shortly after the first belay station and requires careful smearing while reaching between small but good finger locks....[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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