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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.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for The Sheriff's Badge:
Blazing Saddles 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b Trad, 2 pitches, 200'
Angel's Crest 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b Trad, 13 pitches
Borderline 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b Trad, 6 pitches, 600'
High Plains Drifter 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- E4 6a Trad, 2 pitches, 200'
The Daily Planet 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a Trad, Sport
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The Daily Planet 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a North America : Canada : ... : The Sheriff's Badge
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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