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(a) Campground Boulders 
(b) Titanic South 
(c) Titanic North 
(d) Thighmaster 
(e) Survivor 
(f) Viper 
(g) Black Dyke 
(h) The Octagon 
(i) Lip-Smack 
(j) Undertow 
(k) Superfly 
(l) Mantel Madness 
(m) Gilligan's Island 
(n) Easy Chair 
(o) Animal Magnetism 
(p) Heartbreak Hotel 

Grand Wall Boulders Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 181'
Location: 49.68144, -123.15166 View Map  Incorrect?
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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.

Climbing Season

For the Squamish area.

Weather station 1.2 miles from here

116 Total Climbing Routes

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Classic Climbing Routes in Grand Wall Boulders

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Grand Wall Boulders:
Fried Ant   V0 4     Boulder   (f) Viper
Summer Vacation   V0 4     Boulder, 22'   (g) Black Dyke
Cheese Grater   V1+ 5     Boulder   (g) Black Dyke
Left Rib   V2 5+     Boulder   (f) Viper
Slingshot   V2 5+     Boulder, 12'   (e) Survivor
Titanic   V3 6A     Boulder   (c) Titanic North
Old and Serious   V3 6A     Boulder   (f) Viper
Crackhead   V3 6A     Boulder   (i) Lip-Smack
Superfly   V4 6B     Boulder   (k) Superfly
Skin Graft   V4 6B     Boulder   (g) Black Dyke
Trad Killer   V4 6B     Boulder   (p) Heartbreak Hotel
Easy in an Easy Chair   V4 6B     Boulder   (n) Easy Chair
Sloppy Poppy   V4 6B     Boulder   (g) Black Dyke
Tim's Sloper Problem   V5 6C     Boulder, 15'   (d) Thighmaster
Timeless   V5 6C     Boulder   (b) Titanic South
Viper   V5 6C     Boulder   (f) Viper
Lounge Act   V6 7A     Boulder   (n) Easy Chair
The Fuzz   V7 7A+     Boulder   (a) Campground Boulders
The Weasel   V8+ 7B+     Boulder, 10'   (l) Mantel Madness
Wormworld Cave   V9- 7C     Boulder   (p) Heartbreak Hotel
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