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YDS: 5.8- French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 14 British: VS 4c

Type:  Trad, 4 pitches, 300'
Original:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: J. Frimer, G. Corbett, C. Eduljee
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Jeremy Frimer on Apr 25, 2012

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A fun, easy ramble to the base of Diedre, Banana Peel, and other classics on the Apron. Good to make those climbs into 10p 5.8 routes. Or do Rambles on its own and rap off. A good first multipitch climb. Might be the shortest approach to a multipitch in Squamish.


Base of the Apron, below Diedre, left of Bottom Line.
From the Apron Parking Lot, walk 40m south along the Apron Connector until an obvious trail goes up to the base.
Either rap down or finish up the Apron and walk off.


standard rack + bolts. All anchors are bolted. Rap chains.

Photos of Rambles Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Top of pitch 2 or 1 if linking into two pitches
Top of pitch 2 or 1 if linking into two pitches
Rock Climbing Photo: topo
Rock Climbing Photo: the crux of Rambles (5.8) on p4. Short and steep. ...
the crux of Rambles (5.8) on p4. Short and steep. ...
Rock Climbing Photo: P1 of Rambles (5.7)
P1 of Rambles (5.7)
Rock Climbing Photo: Jack Hughes cranks the crux
Jack Hughes cranks the crux
Rock Climbing Photo: end of P2 of Rambles (5.7)
end of P2 of Rambles (5.7)

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By Mark Roberts
From: Vancouver, BC
May 7, 2012
rating: 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b

Easily done in two pitches. Good fun, it's going to be a popular one. Belay at a tree after the fourth pitch to avoid climbing past your anchor when your second is done.

Thanks again Dr. Frimer, we'll miss you.
By Matt Hoffmann
From: Squamish
Oct 12, 2012
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

Pretty fun and straightforward. Best done as 2 pitches or simul the whole thing.
By Ryan Lynne
Jul 3, 2016

A nice way to tack on a few extra pitches on your way up the Apron. As mentioned in the previous comments, it is easily done in two pitches and is perhaps more aesthetic to do so. Great route to teach beginners on.
By Jordan Lenham
Jun 13, 2017

Highly recommend to do in two pitches. Great start to the day. Best to belay of trees on final pitch
By John Wilder
From: Las Vegas, NV
Jul 4, 2017
rating: 5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c

Really nice climb- although I wouldnt recommend it as a start to Diedre, only because unless you either solo it or can climb it in 10 minutes with your partner, you'll likely be beat to the base by someone on the trail.

Really nice- single rack will do- nothing bigger than a #2, nothing but bolts above the 2nd belay, so you can leave the rack with your partner.

Two pitches is the way to do it for sure.

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