The Apron is the low angled formation of granite that extends N. off of the Chief. There are many varied climbs on this formation from classic moderate crack climbs like St. Vitus Dance, or Diedre to runout scary slab climbs such as Unfinished Symphony, or Dancing in the Light. The granite in squamish is said by some to be better than Yosemite making it some of the best Granite in the world. The Apron is a wonderful place to climb and contains some of the best moderate routes in Squamish. The views of the sound and the surrounding mountains are spectacular. Some of the first established routes on the chief are on the Apron.
Start at a parking lot at the intersection of Highway 99 and a Mamquam Forest Service Road. Many trails from here depending on the climb you do. The Base of the Apron is thick forest and it can be tricky to find specific climbs.
Climbing Season For the Squamish area.
Weather station 1.0 miles from here
38 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',7],['3 Stars',19],['2 Stars',11],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in The Apron
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Apron:
Banana Peel 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
PG13 Trad, 8 pitches, 1000'
Rambles 5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c Trad, 4 pitches, 300'
Diedre 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, 6 pitches
Snake 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, 5 pitches
Vector 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, 2 pitches, 200'
Rock On 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, 5 pitches, 400'
Featured Route For The Apron
St. Vitus' Dance 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a North America
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P1 From the base of the Apron climb up trees and cracks 5.7 to the base of a beautiful 5.9 jam crack. There is a small square of carpet on this belay assuring you are on route. P2 Climb a nice 5.9 right facing dihedral with thin gear and mantel left at the top to a ledge this is the direct variation and should be done. P3 This next pitch is a long pitch starting with nice hand jams steepening at the top into a wide fist offwidth crack. Its tempting to place a big cam at the top although I find s...[more] Browse More Classics in International
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BETA PHOTO: Traversing broadway to the forest trail.
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By Peter Spindloe
From: North Vancouver, BC
Jan 1, 2008
Skateboarding on the Apron: