Simon starting the walk down the slab descent with...
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.
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 For the Squamish area.
Weather station 1.0 miles from here
38 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',7],['3 Stars',20],['2 Stars',10],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in The Apron
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Apron:
Banana Peel 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
PG13 Trad, 8 pitches, 1000'
Rambles 5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c Trad, 4 pitches, 300'
Diedre 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, 6 pitches
Snake 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, 5 pitches
Vector 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, 2 pitches, 200'
Rock On 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, 5 pitches, 400'
Featured Route For The Apron
The Crossing 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
PG13 North America
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This route is a stellar way to climb a ton of hard friction slab without frazzling your nerves with mind-frying runouts. It's not always a sport climb and there are certainly places where a fall would be undesirable, but it's better protected than many of the other Apron slabs: no three-bolt .10c pitches here. Most of the pitches are 5.11 and your feet and toes will remember the continuous nature of the climbing for at least a few days afterwards. The .12d is completely optional as it's a short,...[more] Browse More Classics in International
Mike Morley follows a pitch up the Apron (June 200...
The Apron is seen from the side in this photo. Its...
BETA PHOTO: Traversing broadway to the forest trail.
First pitch of Banana Peel 5.8...
BETA PHOTO: The two people in red with white helmets are debat...
The longest forced runout on Banana Peel of a trav...
Simon almost finished the slab descent. It breaks...
Apron and Grand. Photo by Blitzo.
The Apron. Diedre. Think this is the first or seco...
By Peter Spindloe
From: North Vancouver, BC
Jan 1, 2008
Skateboarding on the Apron: