Elevation: 386 ft
GPS: 49.686, -123.147 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Michael John Gray on Jul 22, 2006 with improvements by Brice Pollock and 1 other
Admins: Mark Roberts, Mauricio Herrera Cuadra, Kate Lynn, Braden Batsford
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Description

The Apron is the low angled formation of granite that extends N. off of the Chief. There are many varied climbs on this formation from classic moderate crack climbs like St. Vitus Dance, or Diedre to runout scary slab climbs such as Unfinished Symphony, or Dancing in the Light. The granite in squamish is said by some to be better than Yosemite making it some of the best Granite in the world. The Apron is a wonderful place to climb and contains some of the best moderate routes in Squamish. The views of the sound and the surrounding mountains are spectacular. Some of the first established routes on the chief are on the Apron.

Getting There

Start at a parking lot at the intersection of Highway 99 and a Mamquam Forest Service Road. Many trails from here depending on the climb you do. The Base of the Apron is thick forest and it can be tricky to find specific climbs.

45 Total Climbs

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Classic Climbing Routes at The Apron

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 179
Boomstick Crack
Trad 2 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13
 178
Banana Peel
Trad 8 pitches
5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c
 149
Rambles
Trad 4 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 517
Diedre
Trad 6 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 361
Calculus Crack
Trad 5 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 285
St. Vitus' Dance
Trad 5 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 62
Vector
Trad 2 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 224
Snake
Trad 5 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 184
Memorial Crack
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 113
Calculus Direct
Trad 2 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 113
Long Time No See
Trad 9 pitches
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 90
Over The Rainbow
Trad, Sport 7 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 311
Rock On
Trad 5 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 124
Karen's Math
Trad
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 38
Read Between the Lines
Trad 5 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Boomstick Crack
 179
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad 2 pitches
Banana Peel
 178
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13 Trad 8 pitches
Rambles
 149
5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c Trad 4 pitches
Diedre
 517
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 6 pitches
Calculus Crack
 361
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 5 pitches
St. Vitus' Dance
 285
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 5 pitches
Vector
 62
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 2 pitches
Snake
 224
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 5 pitches
Memorial Crack
 184
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Calculus Direct
 113
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 2 pitches
Long Time No See
 113
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 9 pitches
Over The Rainbow
 90
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad, Sport 7 pitches
Rock On
 311
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad 5 pitches
Karen's Math
 124
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Read Between the Lines
 38
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad 5 pitches
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