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Routes in Grand Wall Area
|Cruel Shoes T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b|
|Free Grand, The T 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c|
|Grand Wall, The T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c A0|
|Left Side, The T 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a|
|Roman Chimneys T 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a|
|Shadow, The T 5.13- 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c|
|Stairway to Heaven S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b|
|University Wall T 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a|
|Upper Black Dyke S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b|
|Wall of Attrition T 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c|
|Type:||Trad, 400 ft, 4 pitches|
|Page Views:||3,805 total, 32/month|
|Shared By:||Scott W on Apr 28, 2008|
|Admins:||Nate Ball, Kate Lynn|
DescriptionThis route is a great finish to the Grand Wall. It continues up after climbing to the Bellygood ledge via any number of route combinations that get you to the ledge. All anchors are bolted, as per usual in Squamish.
Pitch 1: Mostly gear, it climbs to a bolt then up to a thin seam that peters out(11a) right as face holds appear and the Boot Flake. Belay on top of the bootflake.
Pitch 2: The Boot Flake(11a), exposed laybacking or squeeze/offwidth technique up the initial 15 feet(the crux) to more laybacking/faceclimbing, though much easier...bring a large cam(I think we used a 4-6" piece) to protect the offwithy bit.
Pitch 3: The business as I called it, follow straight up through the gradually steeper corner to a pin, "chimney" up the 11d overhanging finger crack...locks are totally solid, but the climbing is basically horizontal, wild, fun, hard. Pull the lip of the overhang to a huge ledge and the final pitch. It can be avoid by going left on sketchy gear and pins at 10d, I haven't done it, it didn't look nearly as good as the chimney.
Pitch 4: Standard Squamish crack-in-corner 5.10b, the top out is very sandy.
LocationIf going via the Grand Wall, follow the Belly Good ledge left, for about 15 yards till you find the obvious pitch leading up to the Boot Flake.
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