Elevation: 379 ft
GPS: 49.686, -123.147 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Michael John Gray on Jul 22, 2006
Admins: Nate Ball, Kate Lynn
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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
 148
Boomstick Crack
Trad 2 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13
 147
Banana Peel
Trad 8 pitches
5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c
 110
Rambles
Trad 4 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 426
Diedre
Trad 6 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 273
Calculus Crack
Trad 5 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 240
St. Vitus' Dance
Trad 5 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 54
Vector
Trad 2 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 195
Snake
Trad 5 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 153
Memorial Crack
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 85
Calculus Direct
Trad 2 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 63
Long Time No See
Trad 9 pitches
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 74
Over The Rainbow
Trad, Sport 7 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 260
Rock On
Trad 5 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 98
Karen's Math
Trad
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 24
Unfinished Symphony
Trad, Sport 6 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Boomstick Crack
 148
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad 2 pitches
Banana Peel
 147
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13 Trad 8 pitches
Rambles
 110
5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c Trad 4 pitches
Diedre
 426
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 6 pitches
Calculus Crack
 273
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 5 pitches
St. Vitus' Dance
 240
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 5 pitches
Vector
 54
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 2 pitches
Snake
 195
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 5 pitches
Memorial Crack
 153
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Calculus Direct
 85
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 2 pitches
Long Time No See
 63
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 9 pitches
Over The Rainbow
 74
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad, Sport 7 pitches
Rock On
 260
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad 5 pitches
Karen's Math
 98
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Unfinished Symphony
 24
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad, Sport 6 pitches
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Skateboarding on the Apron:
youtube.com/watch?v=_bpflU5… Jan 1, 2008