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Grand Wall Base Area

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Aged in Oak 
Apron Strings 
Arrowroot 
Exasperator 
Flake, The 
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Ghostdancing 
Jingus the Cat 
Knacker Cracker 
Merci Me 
Peasant's Route 
Rutabaga 
Seasoned in the Sun 
Turnip 

Grand Wall Base Area 


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Location: 49.6827, -123.1482 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Peter Spindloe on Mar 17, 2006
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The beautiful thin hands finish to Exasperator

Description 

As with the Grand Wall Area, the Grand Wall Base Area faces west, but as many of the routes are shorter, there is a lot more shade from the forest. This area runs from the Dihedrals area in the south to the University Wall are in the north.

The routes tend to be steep slab/face and beautiful cracks.

Helmets are highly recommended as the face above holds popular routes and trails. Stuff does come down somewhat regularly.


Getting There 

See the Grand Wall Area description for the most direct approach. The area can also be approached by walking along the trail that follows the base of the Chief from the Campground in the south to the Apron in the north.


14 Total Routes


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The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Grand Wall Base Area:
Merci Me   5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c R     Sport, 2 pitches, 190'   
Turnip   5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   
The Flake   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
Apron Strings   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b     Trad, 2 pitches, 300'   
Seasoned in the Sun   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 95'   
Arrowroot   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 115'   
Jingus the Cat   5.10 6b 20 VII- E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
Exasperator   5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b     Trad, 2 pitches, 150'   
Flex Capacitor   5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b     Trad, 2 pitches, 80'   
Peasant's Route   5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b     Trad, 5 pitches, 420'   
Rutabaga   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c     Trad, 2 pitches   
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Me on the first pitch

Apron Strings 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b  North America : Canada : ... : Grand Wall Base Area
The crux is definitely the first pitch - very sustained laybacking with delicate smearing. The higher you climb, the thinner it gets. Not super technical but sustained and pumpy. The second pitch starts with thin laybacking, but after pulling around an a little roof/corner feature, you'll zig-zag up an easy (5.5 or so) off-width crack before finishing on another sweet ledge (and the first pitch of Mercy Me)....[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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