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Routes in The Apron

A Question of Balance S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R
Banana Peel T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13
Boomstick Crack T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Bottom Line, The T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Calculus Crack T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Calculus Direct T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Crack Slabbeth T 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a PG13
Crossing, The S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Dances with Pigs S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13
Dancing in the Light T 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c PG13
Dessert Dike T,S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13
Diamondback T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Diedre T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Dream Symphony T 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Edge of Anxiety T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Form S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Granville Street T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Great Arch, The S 5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b
Karen's Math T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Long Time No See T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Memorial Crack T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
One Scoop with Delicious Dimples T,S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Over The Rainbow T,S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Pineapple Peel T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Rambles T 5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c
Rock On T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Rock On Direct (aka Hard On) T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Sickle T 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
Slab Alley T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Snake T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
South Arete T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Sparrow T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
St. Vitus' Dance T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Start From Scratch T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Teetering on the Brink of Madness S 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Unfinished Symphony T,S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Vector T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Voodoo Amour T 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Whirlwind T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b PG13
White Lightning T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b R

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.

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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
Boomstick Crack
Trad 2 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13
Banana Peel
Trad 8 pitches
5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c
Rambles
Trad 4 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Diedre
Trad 6 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Calculus Crack
Trad 5 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
St. Vitus' Dance
Trad 5 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Vector
Trad 2 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Snake
Trad 5 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Memorial Crack
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Calculus Direct
Trad 2 pitches
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Over The Rainbow
Trad, Sport 7 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Rock On
Trad 5 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Karen's Math
Trad
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Rock On Direct (aka Hard On)
Trad 3 pitches
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Unfinished Symphony
Trad, Sport 6 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Boomstick Crack 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad 2 pitches
Banana Peel 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13 Trad 8 pitches
Rambles 5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c Trad 4 pitches
Diedre 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 6 pitches
Calculus Crack 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 5 pitches
St. Vitus' Dance 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 5 pitches
Vector 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 2 pitches
Snake 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 5 pitches
Memorial Crack 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Calculus Direct 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 2 pitches
Over The Rainbow 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad, Sport 7 pitches
Rock On 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad 5 pitches
Karen's Math 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Rock On Direct (aka Hard On) 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad 3 pitches
Unfinished Symphony 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad, Sport 6 pitches
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Peter Spindloe
North Vancouver, BC
Peter Spindloe   North Vancouver, BC
Skateboarding on the Apron:
youtube.com/watch?v=_bpflU5… Jan 1, 2008

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