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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.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for The Apron:
Boomstick Crack 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad, 2 pitches, 200'
Bannana Peel 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13 Trad, 8 pitches, 1000'
Rambles 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, 4 pitches, 300'
Diedre 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, 6 pitches
Calculus Crack 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13 Trad, 3 pitches
Sickle 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c Trad, 5 pitches, 500'
South Arete 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, 3 pitches
Sparrow 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, 7 pitches, 600'
Vector 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, 2 pitches, 200'
Memorial Crack 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, 100'
St. Vitus' Dance 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, 5 pitches, 600'
Snake 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, 5 pitches
Rock On 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, 5 pitches, 400'
Karen's Math 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13 Trad, 50'
Over The Rainbow 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, Sport, 7 pitches, 600'
Rock On Direct (aka Hard On) 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad, 3 pitches, 230'
One Scoop with Delicious Dimples 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad, Sport, 5 pitches, 600'
Start From Scratch 5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad, 2 pitches, 200'
Dream Symphony 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad, 7 pitches
Unfinished Symphony 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad, Sport, 6 pitches, 800'
Featured Route For The Apron
Rock On 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a North America : Canada : ... : The Apron
p1. A few dirty moves off the ground get you past a tree with exposed roots and into beautiful clean granite corners and cracks. A fun 5.8 crux makes you layback or fist jam.p2. Step out left from the belay and climb the clean corner or undercling a crack a little further left (both seem to be graded the same, but left feels easier). A few blocky sections then lead to a perfect belay ledge.p3. This 5.9 pitch is awkward and strenuous, starting with a solid couple of layback moves into a flaring...[more] Browse More Classics in International
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