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spending a week in squamish in august. other than the grand wall, what are some 4-8 pitch 5.9-5.12 multipitch ultraclassics I need to do while I'm there? If its a 5.12 preferably only one pitch in that grade as I can't climb 4 .12 pitches in a row. Spencer Weiler
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Freeway! Zac Barr
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Jul 2, 2012
Grand Wall
Alaska Highway
Guy H.
From Fort Collins CO
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Jul 2, 2012
Not perhaps as hard as you might like, but I enjoyed these.

Rock On (10a 6 pitches) to Squamish Buttress (10c). Squamish buttress has one good pitch the rest is just ok.

Ultimate Everything (5.9) is a great moderate way to go bottom to top.

Angels Crest (10.c 14 pitches) feels pretty alpine but was my favorite climb of the trip.

Sunblessed is a great rest day 3 pitch 10 ish route way up on the backside of the Chief. Dont skip the last pitch flare!

Dominic Albanese
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Jul 2, 2012
Calculus Crack 5.9 randy88fj62
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Jul 2, 2012
The Snake on the Apron is a 5 pitch 9 that I thought was super fun. Snake Brent Apgar
From Out of the Loop
Joined Oct 20, 2007
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Jul 2, 2012
Two newer possibilities:

Milk Road on Chief 9p 10d A0

Right Wing on Slhanay (Squaw) 6p 10c

Topos, etc here:
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Jul 2, 2012
I very, very highly recommend both Borderline and Blazing Saddles.

Supposedly there is a way to link Borderline into Angel's Crest (via dirty ledges?), which you could then link into High Plains Drifter, which would be a helluva day.

If you're really game for 5.12, Daily Planet looks sweet.
Eric Fjellanger
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Jul 2, 2012
randy88fj62 wrote:
Calculus Crack 5.9

5.8, please. Fight grade inflation!
Eric Fjellanger
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Jul 2, 2012
Angels Crest is really cool! It starts with a tree climb! You can end it with High Plains Drifter which is spectacular; solid 5.11 but only 2 pitches. Jason Price
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Jul 2, 2012
cruel shoes > grand wall

stairway to heaven
Cornelius Jefferson
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Jul 8, 2012
I hear the grand wall is choss Rafe
Joined May 5, 2009
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Jul 21, 2012
Millenium Falcon (5.11)! I've also climbed Squamish Buttress, Angels' Crest, Europa, Sunblessed, Calculus Crack, and for long, multipitch routes, Millenium Falcon was my favorite.
Sunblessed has a terrific crack pitch, but has only three pitches.
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Jul 31, 2012
The new guidebook has a Top 100 list, and this is a good place to start. Some of the routes mentioned above are great choices, while others .... not so much.

Consider the following:

Angel's Crest
Grub Street Complex
Great Game
Cruel Shoes
Milk Road
Right Wing
Grand Wall
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