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Nightmare Rock

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Nightmare Rock 


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Location: 49.6489, -123.2021 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: david goldstein on Aug 12, 2007
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Description 

An east facing cliff close to the road (somewhat noisy) that has a good selection of routes 5.10 and above. Bonus: many of the pitches will stay dry through the first phases of a Squamish rain siege.


Getting There 

Nightmare is on the west side of the road, about 400 meters north of the Murrin parking lot; its large roofs are visible from the road.

Either park in the parking lot (and pay) or, at least during the current state of construction, the paved should directly in front of NR is wide to allow parking directly in front of the cliff.

A trail leaves the road near the south end of the cliff and takes less than five minutes.


15 Total Routes


['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',7],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',1],['5.10',2],['5.11',6],['5.12',5],['5.13',1],['>=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 Nightmare Rock:
Short Sentry   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a     Trad, 50'   
Hypertension   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   
Perspective   5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 130'   
Grand Daddy Overhang   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- E4 6a     Trad, 60'   
Claim Jumper   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 120'   
Sentry Box   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 110'   
Big Daddy Overhang   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ E5 6b     Trad, 80'   
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Hypertension 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c  North America : Canada : ... : Nightmare Rock
A beguiling, I-think-I-can-do-that offwidth that seems to prove most people wrong.Start w/ 5.9 hands to fist. Then a one move transitional pod, and finally about 12' of overhanging, leaning perfect 4.5 Camalot. Ends with a couple of easy moves and chains. If you have fat knees, this climb could be pretty tough, though at least they won't be bruised the next day....[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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By David Trippett
From: Squamish, BC
Nov 28, 2007

Nightmare is arguably the best single crag for hard cracks in Squamish. Perspective, Sentry Box, Claim Jumper, Hypertension and Big Daddy are but a few....

By Evan Stevens
Jun 9, 2008

Don't be fooled...only the bottom half of 2 or 3 routes stay dry in the rain, not the quality stuff up high!