Multipitch wall with many great lines on it. The top gives you some great views of the Chief. Definitely worth checking out if you will be in Squamish for a while.
The Papoose is about a half mile to a mile south of the Chief camping area. Park at Shannon Falls. Walk down the road about 100 yards, and then dive down a short hill towards the wall.
McLane's book shows a walk-off to the south. As Andy notes, the walk-off to the north is straightforward and works well. Follow the cliff edge north until the trail becomes obvious. Some routes can be rapped, but unless noted in the route description, don't assume you can get down with a single 70m.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for The Papoose:
Mushroom 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
Laid Back 5.9+ 5c 17 VI E1 5a Trad, 1 pitch
Transit of Venus 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a Trad, 4 pitches, 300'
Hairpin 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a Trad, 4 pitches, 300'
Mercury Vapour 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 75'
Papoose One 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b Trad, 6 pitches
Obsession 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b Trad, 4 pitches, 400'
Centerfold 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b Trad, 3 pitches, 400'
Hanging Gardens 5.10 6b 20 VII- E2 5b Trad, 3 pitches
Pamplemousse 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ E5 6b Trad, Sport, 3 pitches
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Centerfold 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b International : Canada : ... : The Papoose
Three pitch climb up the middle of the Papoose. A classic route with high quality climbing and good variety.P1. Follow finger cracks and groove trending left (bolted) to a belay on the narrow, treed 'Moccasin Ledge'.P2. Perfect hand jams up a groove on the left end of the ledge and through a small roof lead to wild stemming and twin finger cracks. From here, mantle up and left to the belay.P3. Follow a delicated slab (bolts and small gear) to the top. This pitch is more runout than the first tw...[more] Browse More Classics in International
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