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The Apron

Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
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 
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 
White Lightning T 

The Apron Rock Climbing 


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Description 

The Apron is the low angled formation of granite that extends N. off of the Chief. There are many varied climbs on this formation from classic moderate crack climbs like St. Vitus Dance, or Diedre to runout scary slab climbs such as Unfinished Symphony, or Dancing in the Light. The granite in squamish is said by some to be better than Yosemite making it some of the best Granite in the world. The Apron is a wonderful place to climb and contains some of the best moderate routes in Squamish. The views of the sound and the surrounding mountains are spectacular. Some of the first established routes on the chief are on the Apron.

Getting There 

Start at a parking lot at the intersection of Highway 99 and a Mamquam Forest Service Road. Many trails from here depending on the climb you do. The Base of the Apron is thick forest and it can be tricky to find specific climbs.

Climbing Season



Weather station 1.0 miles from here

34 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',8],['3 Stars',18],['2 Stars',7],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',1],['5.7',1],['5.8',4],['5.9',10],['5.10',11],['5.11',5],['5.12',2],['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]

Classic Climbing Routes in The Apron

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Apron:
Boomstick Crack   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, 2 pitches, 200'   
Banana Peel   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13     Trad, 8 pitches, 1000'   
Calculus Crack   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 3 pitches   
Rambles   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 4 pitches, 300'   
Diedre   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 6 pitches   
South Arete   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 3 pitches   
Vector   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 2 pitches, 200'   
Calculus Direct   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 2 pitches, 250'   
Memorial Crack   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 100'   
Snake   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 5 pitches   
St. Vitus' Dance   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 5 pitches, 600'   
Karen's Math   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 50'   
Rock On   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 5 pitches, 400'   
Over The Rainbow   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, Sport, 7 pitches, 600'   
One Scoop with Delicious Dimples   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, Sport, 5 pitches, 600'   
Rock On Direct (aka Hard On)   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 3 pitches, 230'   
White Lightning   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b R     Trad, 7 pitches   
Unfinished Symphony   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Trad, Sport, 6 pitches, 800'   
Dream Symphony   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Trad, 7 pitches   
The Great Arch   5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   
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Featured Route For The Apron
Rock Climbing Photo: Pitch 2 on St. Vitus' Dance this climb has three e...

St. Vitus' Dance 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  North America : Canada : ... : The Apron
P1 From the base of the Apron climb up trees and cracks 5.7 to the base of a beautiful 5.9 jam crack. There is a small square of carpet on this belay assuring you are on route. P2 Climb a nice 5.9 right facing dihedral with thin gear and mantel left at the top to a ledge this is the direct variation and should be done. P3 This next pitch is a long pitch starting with nice hand jams steepening at the top into a wide fist offwidth crack. Its tempting to place a big cam at the top although I find s...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

Photos of The Apron Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Mike Morley follows a pitch up the Apron (June 200...
Mike Morley follows a pitch up the Apron (June 200...
Rock Climbing Photo: The Apron is seen from the side in this photo. Its...
The Apron is seen from the side in this photo. Its...
Rock Climbing Photo: Traversing broadway to the forest trail.
BETA PHOTO: Traversing broadway to the forest trail.
Rock Climbing Photo: Apron descent
Apron descent
Rock Climbing Photo: First pitch of Banana Peel 5.8...
First pitch of Banana Peel 5.8...
Rock Climbing Photo: The two people in red with white helmets are debat...
BETA PHOTO: The two people in red with white helmets are debat...
Rock Climbing Photo: The longest forced runout on Banana Peel of a trav...
The longest forced runout on Banana Peel of a trav...
Rock Climbing Photo: Simon almost finished the slab descent.  It breaks...
Simon almost finished the slab descent. It breaks...
Rock Climbing Photo: Apron and Grand. Photo by Blitzo.
Apron and Grand. Photo by Blitzo.
Rock Climbing Photo: The Apron. Diedre. Think this is the first or seco...
The Apron. Diedre. Think this is the first or seco...

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By Peter Spindloe
From: North Vancouver, BC
Jan 1, 2008
Skateboarding on the Apron:

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