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Elevation: 461 ft 141 m
GPS: 49.6827, -123.1482
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As with the Grand Wall Area, the Grand Wall Base Area faces west, but as many of the routes are shorter, there is a lot more shade from the forest. This area runs from the Dihedrals area in the south to the University Wall are in the north.

The routes tend to be steep slab/face and beautiful cracks.

Helmets are highly recommended as the face above holds popular routes and trails. Stuff does come down somewhat regularly.

Getting There Suggest change

See the Grand Wall Area description for the most direct approach. The area can also be approached by walking along the trail that follows the base of the Chief from the Campground in the south to the Apron in the north.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Grand Wall Base Area

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R
 110
Merci Me
Sport 2 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 78
Turnip
Trad
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 263
Seasoned in the Sun
Trad
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 229
Apron Strings
Trad 2 pitches
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 256
Arrowroot
Trad
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 14
The Flake
Trad
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 38
Jingus the Cat
Trad
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 16
Flex Capacitor
Trad 2 pitches
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 593
Exasperator
Trad 2 pitches
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 124
Peasant's Route
Trad 5 pitches
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 131
Rutabaga
Trad 2 pitches
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c PG13
 5
Moving to Montana
Trad 4 pitches
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 8
Knacker Cracker
Trad
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 6
Ghostdancing
Trad 3 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Merci Me
 110
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R Sport 2 pitches
Turnip
 78
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Seasoned in the Sun
 263
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Apron Strings
 229
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad 2 pitches
Arrowroot
 256
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
The Flake
 14
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Jingus the Cat
 38
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad
Flex Capacitor
 16
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad 2 pitches
Exasperator
 593
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad 2 pitches
Peasant's Route
 124
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad 5 pitches
Rutabaga
 131
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad 2 pitches
Moving to Montana
 5
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c PG13 Trad 4 pitches
Knacker Cracker
 8
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad
Ghostdancing
 6
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad 3 pitches
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