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The Sheriff's Badge

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The Sheriff's Badge Rock Climbing 

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Location: 49.686, -123.1415 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Ian Wolfe on Aug 3, 2006

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The Sheriff's Badge is the large wall on the Chief between the North and South Gullies marked by a distinctive white "badge". The wall is fairly difficult in nature with the easiest climbs in the 5.10 range. It is bounded on the left by the magnificent Angel's Crest, and the uber-classic Daily Planet runs strait up the badge.

Getting There 

From the Apron parking lot, walk down the forest road about 600 meters. There are two paths, the right leads to the base of the Sheriff's Badge, while the left leads to the base of Angel's Crest. Both are fairly overgrown, depite the traffic, so look closely, they are easy to miss.

Climbing Season

For the Squamish area.

Weather station 1.3 miles from here

8 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',4],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in The Sheriff's Badge

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Sheriff's Badge:
Angel's Crest   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 13 pitches   
Blazing Saddles   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 2 pitches, 200'   
Borderline   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad, 6 pitches, 600'   
Quickdraw   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 2 pitches, 200'   
High Plains Drifter   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Trad, 3 pitches, 250'   
The Daily Planet   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Trad, Sport   
Astronomy   5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b     Trad, 2 pitches, 70'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Looking down the North Gully of the Chief.  The Ac...

Angel's Crest 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b  North America : Canada : ... : The Sheriff's Badge
This route runs along the edge of the North Gully and frames the top of the Sheriff's Badge. There are lots of ledges and terraces, and moving the belay is quite common.Begin on a blocky pitch of 5.8 with a pin. Climb up to a large ledge and belay.Climb the magnificent Angel's Crack, a diagonal hand and finger crack, at 5.10a. Belay on a good ledge at its end.Next, climb a difficult face, the crux, at 10b past 2 bolts and up into a corner. There is a belay at a large slung boulder on a slab,...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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Rock Climbing Photo: The Chief from the North (taken from hospital park...
The Chief from the North (taken from hospital park...
Rock Climbing Photo: Another shot of the Sheriff's Badge from The Terra...
Another shot of the Sheriff's Badge from The Terra...
Rock Climbing Photo: Looking up at the Sheriff's Badge from the right s...
Looking up at the Sheriff's Badge from the right s...

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By Peter Spindloe
From: North Vancouver, BC
Sep 7, 2010
In cleaning up the database to remove duplicate entries, I had to delete Colin Moorehead's entry for this Wall. Here's the text of how he described it:


Along with the Zodiac Wall, the Badge is one of the two major north faces of the Chief. 3 major aid lines ascend through the large roof at mid height. Most of the free climbing takes place on the lower left hand side of the Badge feature. A free climb through the center of the wall is one of the last major free climbing challenges in Squamish.

Getting There

Trail starts about 50 meters west of the Angels Crest Trail along the Mamquam forest service road. About 15 minutes to the base. The parking is one of the more common places for vehicle break ins.

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