Elevation: 181 ft
GPS: 49.681, -123.152 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Hans Bauck on Apr 21, 2017
Admins: Mark Roberts, Mauricio Herrera Cuadra, Kate Lynn, Braden Batsford
Access Issue: Camping and COVID-19 - Guidelines Details

Description

A world-class bouldering area at the base of the Chief, situated in a magical forest. The bouldering stretches from the pay campground all the way to the apron, with standout boulder problems and some great sport lines.

A great place to be in the summer, because it's always shady and cool, and you'll need those cool temps to stick the myriad of slopers on the heelhooking lip traverses scattered throughout the area.

Typical of Squamish, the problems are normally not very high, but despite this the landings can be sketchy because of the many rocks and roots. I like to have a few smaller pads to cover roots and rocks and to fill in gaps as required.

How do I find the problems?

Well, first you'll have to park. Unfortunately Squamish is getting very busy these days, and finding parking in the summertime can be difficult, especially on weekends.

The Grand Wall boulders are quite the maze, and finding your problem can sometimes be difficult. I highly recommend buying the excellent guidebook Squamish Bouldering by Marc Bourdon from one of the local climbing shops. This book includes excellent maps of all the bouldering areas in and around Squamish, and includes a list of Top 100 problems that will keep you busy for a long time.

Baring that, the areas on these Mountain Project pages are organized by their access from south to north, with ties broken by sorting from west to east.

The Campground boulders make up the area furthest south of the Grand Wall boulders, and are segregated from the rest of the areas. They are accessed from behind the cooking shelter in the campground itself.

The remaining areas are all closely grouped. The Titanic trail is the southernmost trail and leaves from the northernmost end of the higher parking lot. This accesses the Titanic, Survivor, and Thighmaster areas.

The other trailheads are accessed from the old road known as Psych Ledge. The first trail along Psych Ledge is the Black Dyke trail and leads to the Black Dyke boulder, providing access the Black Dyke and Viper areas.

The second Psych ledge trail is the Superfly/Grand Wall trail and is recognized by a BC Parks sign. This accesses the Superfly, Octagon, Mantel Madness, Lipsmack, and Easy Chair areas. This trail continues up to the base of the Grand Wall to access routes such as Exasperator.

The third Psych ledge trail is the Animal Magnestism trail and begins just past an outhouse. This accesses the Animal Magnetism and Heartbreak Hotel areas, as well as the Cacodemon Boulder where the route Dreamcatcher 5.14d is located. Continue up along this trail leads to the Gilligan's Island, Ride the Lightning, and Wendy World areas.

Further along Psych Ledge accesses the Apron boulders.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Grand Wall Boulders

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
V0 4
 69
Summer Vacation
Boulder
V0 4
 57
Fried Ant
Boulder
V0 4
 57
Dyke Surfer
Boulder
V1+ 5
 53
Cheese Grater
Boulder
V3 6A
 130
Titanic
Boulder
V3 6A
 42
Old and Serious
Boulder
V3 6A
 43
Crackhead
Boulder
V4 6B
 85
Sloppy Poppy
Boulder
V4 6B
 118
Easy in an Easy Chair
Boulder
V4 6B
 140
Superfly
Boulder
V4 6B
 57
Black Mark
Boulder
V4 6B
 63
Trad Killer
Boulder
V5 6C
 59
Viper
Boulder
V5 6C
 39
Tim's Sloper Problem
Boulder
V5 6C
 55
Timeless
Boulder
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Summer Vacation (g) Black Dyke
 69
V0 4 Boulder
Fried Ant (f) Viper
 57
V0 4 Boulder
Dyke Surfer (n) Easy Chair
 57
V0 4 Boulder
Cheese Grater (g) Black Dyke
 53
V1+ 5 Boulder
Titanic (c) Titanic North
 130
V3 6A Boulder
Old and Serious (f) Viper
 42
V3 6A Boulder
Crackhead (i) Lip-Smack
 43
V3 6A Boulder
Sloppy Poppy (g) Black Dyke
 85
V4 6B Boulder
Easy in an Easy Chair (n) Easy Chair
 118
V4 6B Boulder
Superfly (k) Superfly
 140
V4 6B Boulder
Black Mark (d) Thighmaster
 57
V4 6B Boulder
Trad Killer (p) Heartbreak Hotel
 63
V4 6B Boulder
Viper (f) Viper
 59
V5 6C Boulder
Tim's Sloper Problem (d) Thighmaster
 39
V5 6C Boulder
Timeless (b) Titanic South
 55
V5 6C Boulder
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