Elevation: 388 ft
GPS: 49.6863, -123.14736
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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
 219
Boomstick Crack
Trad 2 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13
 216
Banana Peel
Trad 8 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 593
Diedre
Trad 6 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 456
Calculus Crack
Trad 5 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 343
St. Vitus' Dance
Trad 5 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 77
Vector
Trad 2 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 249
Snake
Trad 5 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 230
Memorial Crack
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 131
Calculus Direct
Trad 2 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 184
Long Time No See
Trad 9 pitches
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 106
Over The Rainbow
Trad, Sport 7 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 385
Rock On
Trad 5 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 156
Karen's Math
Trad
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 74
Read Between the Lines
Trad 5 pitches
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 61
Born Again
Trad 7 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Boomstick Crack
 219
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad 2 pitches
Banana Peel
 216
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13 Trad 8 pitches
Diedre
 593
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 6 pitches
Calculus Crack
 456
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 5 pitches
St. Vitus' Dance
 343
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 5 pitches
Vector
 77
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 2 pitches
Snake
 249
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 5 pitches
Memorial Crack
 230
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Calculus Direct
 131
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 2 pitches
Long Time No See
 184
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 9 pitches
Over The Rainbow
 106
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad, Sport 7 pitches
Rock On
 385
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad 5 pitches
Karen's Math
 156
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Read Between the Lines
 74
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad 5 pitches
Born Again
 61
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad 7 pitches
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