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The Apron
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L to R R to L Alpha
A Question of Balance S 
Banana Peel T 
Boomstick Crack T 
Bottom Line, The T 
Calculus Crack T 
Calculus Direct T 
Crack Slabbeth T 
Crossing, The S 
Dances with Pigs S 
Dancing in the Light T 
Dessert Dike T,S 
Diamondback T 
Diedre T 
Dream Symphony T 
Edge of Anxiety T 
Granville Street T 
Great Arch, The S 
Karen's Math T 
Memorial Crack T 
One Scoop with Delicious Dimples T,S 
Over The Rainbow T,S 
Pineapple Peel T 
Rambles T 
Rock On T 
Rock On Direct (aka Hard On) T 
Sickle T 
Slab Alley T,S 
Snake T 
South Arete T 
Sparrow T 
St. Vitus' Dance T 
Start From Scratch T 
Teetering on the Brink of Madness S 
Unfinished Symphony T,S 
Vector T 
Voodoo Amour T 
Whirlwind T 
White Lightning T 

Rambles 

YDS: 5.8- French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 14 British: VS 4c

   
Type:  Trad, 4 pitches, 300'
Original:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: J. Frimer, G. Corbett, C. Eduljee
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Jeremy Frimer on Apr 25, 2012

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Description 

A fun, easy ramble to the base of Diedre, Banana Peel, and other classics on the Apron. Good to make those climbs into 10p 5.8 routes. Or do Rambles on its own and rap off. A good first multipitch climb. Might be the shortest approach to a multipitch in Squamish.

Location 

Base of the Apron, below Diedre, left of Bottom Line.
From the Apron Parking Lot, walk 40m south along the Apron Connector until an obvious trail goes up to the base.
Either rap down or finish up the Apron and walk off.

Protection 

standard rack + bolts. All anchors are bolted. Rap chains.


Photos of Rambles Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: end of P2 of Rambles (5.7)
end of P2 of Rambles (5.7)
Rock Climbing Photo: P1 of Rambles (5.7)
P1 of Rambles (5.7)
Rock Climbing Photo: the crux of Rambles (5.8) on p4. Short and steep. ...
the crux of Rambles (5.8) on p4. Short and steep. ...
Rock Climbing Photo: Jack Hughes cranks the crux
Jack Hughes cranks the crux

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By Mark Roberts
From: Vancouver, BC
May 7, 2012
rating: 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b

Easily done in two pitches. Good fun, it's going to be a popular one. Belay at a tree after the fourth pitch to avoid climbing past your anchor when your second is done.

Thanks again Dr. Frimer, we'll miss you.
By Matt Hoffmann
From: Squamish
Oct 12, 2012
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

Pretty fun and straightforward. Best done as 2 pitches or simul the whole thing.
By Ryan Lynne
Jul 3, 2016

A nice way to tack on a few extra pitches on your way up the Apron. As mentioned in the previous comments, it is easily done in two pitches and is perhaps more aesthetic to do so. Great route to teach beginners on.

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