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This is the large expanse of granite on the Squamish Chief that includes the Grand Wall route and its numerous variations. It's west facing allowing morning shade and sometimes severe afternoon sun.
From the main Chief parking lot off of Highway 99, walk along the paved road that leads to the campground a short distance until you can turn left on the old highway. Walk until you see a trail on the right with a large sign. Take the well marked trail to the base of the wall.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Grand Wall Area:
Upper Black Dyke 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport, 4 pitches, 600'
Stairway to Heaven 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport, 16 pitches
Cruel Shoes 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad, 6 pitches, 600'
The Grand Wall 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c A0 Trad, Aid, 9 pitches, 1000'
Roman Chimneys 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Trad, 4 pitches, 400'
The Left Side 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Trad, 1 pitch, 120'
University Wall 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Trad, 8 pitches, 900'
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The Grand Wall 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c A0 North America : Canada : ... : Grand Wall Area
This is THE route at Squamish. It has is all: perfect rock, great setting, runout slab, stellar crack, strenuous laybacking, delicate face, and many variations.The first ascent was a 40 day epic, beautifully documented in the film "In the Shadow of the Chief" available from www.fringefilmworks.com/It was finally freed at 5.13b in 2000 by Scott Cosgrove and Annie Overlin using a number of variations.You can get to the base of the Split Pillar by one of the routes listed in the Area descrip...[more] Browse More Classics in International
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