All Locations > International > North America > Canada > British Columbia > Squamish > The Chief > The North Walls
Avg: 3 from 3 votes
|Type:||Trad, 400 ft, 4 pitches, Grade II|
|FA:||Randy Atkinson, Dean Hart, Bruce McDonald (1985)|
|Page Views:||652 total · 15/month|
|Shared By:||Travis McClinchey on Aug 28, 2014|
|Admins:||Kate Lynn, Nate Ball|
DescriptionA high-quality route featuring plenty of wide crack; testing your skills in off-width and chimney climbing. It is a unique climb for Squamish and a real gem!
The route ascends the obvious wide chasm to the left of Parallel Passages on Astro Ledge.
All belays are bolted.
P1: Scramble up to a splitter tight-hands crack in a small left-facing corner. Climb this, enter the chasm and find the anchor in a nice alcove. 5.11a
P2: The business! Steep, but secure climbing leads to the base of the obvious roof (crux). Clip a bolt to the left of the roof and make a couple burly moves. Easier, but physical climbing brings you to another comfy anchor. 5.11c
P3: Continue climbing the wide crack. Once it starts to feel hard, features present themselves on the right. Lots of fun! 5.10c
P4. Continue climbing the wide chimney until the end. Adventurous. 5.10b
Rappel the route with double ropes. Alternatively, continue up North North Arete or Parallel Passages.