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.
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
Blazing Saddles 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b North America
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This climb is usually approached via the first two pitches of Borderline (5.10b, 5.8).P1 - 5.10a - From the big treed ledge (aka The Terrace), head up the left facing corner on the far left side. A few moves of 5.9 laybacking lead to a stemmy/chimneyish exit move. Bolted anchor.P2 - 5.10b - The money pitch. This thing is SWEET. Continue up the corner and make some moves over, on, and around the big, scary flake. This flake isn't going to last forever, and it'll be a bad day when it falls. ...[more] Browse More Classics in International
Looking up at the Sheriff's Badge from the right s...
Another shot of the Sheriff's Badge from The Terra...
The Chief from the North (taken from hospital park...
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.