The Sheriff's Badge Rock Climbing
BETA PHOTO: Sheriff's Badge
The Sheriff's Badge is the large wall on the Chief between the North and South Gullies marked by a distinctive white "badge". The wall is fairly difficult in nature with the easiest climbs in the 5.10 range. It is bounded on the left by the magnificent Angel's Crest, and the uber-classic Daily Planet runs strait up the badge.
From the Apron parking lot, walk down the forest road about 600 meters. There are two paths, the right leads to the base of the Sheriff's Badge, while the left leads to the base of Angel's Crest. Both are fairly overgrown, depite the traffic, so look closely, they are easy to miss.
Climbing Season For the Squamish area.
Weather station 1.3 miles from here
8 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in The Sheriff's Badge
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Sheriff's Badge:
Borderline 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad, 6 pitches, 600'
Quickdraw 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport, 2 pitches, 200'
Featured Route For The Sheriff's Badge
The Daily Planet 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a North America
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After doing the approach pitches of Borderline, scramble (read roped easy pitch) up to the base of the beautiful corner. Bolted belay.p1. A full 30m of stemming and laybacks with most of the climbing in the 5.11 range. The crux is way up high where you encounter a bolt and a bit of a mystery move. Clip the bolt and go for it, easy to the anchors. A 60m rope BARELY makes it down. 5.12a, but easy for the grade, a good first 5.12 gear route.p2. Some old bolts and bigger crack climbing. A sho...[more] Browse More Classics in International
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By Peter Spindloe
From: North Vancouver, BC
Sep 7, 2010
In cleaning up the database to remove duplicate entries, I had to delete Colin Moorehead's entry for this Wall. Here's the text of how he described it:
Along with the Zodiac Wall, the Badge is one of the two major north faces of the Chief. 3 major aid lines ascend through the large roof at mid height. Most of the free climbing takes place on the lower left hand side of the Badge feature. A free climb through the center of the wall is one of the last major free climbing challenges in Squamish.
Trail starts about 50 meters west of the Angels Crest Trail along the Mamquam forest service road. About 15 minutes to the base. The parking is one of the more common places for vehicle break ins.