Elevation: 388 ft
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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.

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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
 199
Boomstick Crack
Trad 2 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13
 190
Banana Peel
Trad 8 pitches
5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c
 164
Rambles
Trad 4 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 543
Diedre
Trad 6 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 388
Calculus Crack
Trad 5 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 301
St. Vitus' Dance
Trad 5 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 68
Vector
Trad 2 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 228
Snake
Trad 5 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 197
Memorial Crack
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 119
Calculus Direct
Trad 2 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 134
Long Time No See
Trad 9 pitches
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 97
Over The Rainbow
Trad, Sport 7 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 326
Rock On
Trad 5 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 131
Karen's Math
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5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 50
Read Between the Lines
Trad 5 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Boomstick Crack
 199
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad 2 pitches
Banana Peel
 190
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13 Trad 8 pitches
Rambles
 164
5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c Trad 4 pitches
Diedre
 543
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 6 pitches
Calculus Crack
 388
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 5 pitches
St. Vitus' Dance
 301
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 5 pitches
Vector
 68
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 2 pitches
Snake
 228
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 5 pitches
Memorial Crack
 197
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Calculus Direct
 119
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 2 pitches
Long Time No See
 134
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 9 pitches
Over The Rainbow
 97
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad, Sport 7 pitches
Rock On
 326
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad 5 pitches
Karen's Math
 131
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Read Between the Lines
 50
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad 5 pitches
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