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Table of contents

1. The Valley of Shaddai 22 routes in Crag

Mostly Trad

Long/Lat: -123.200722, 49.641714

Access Issues: inherited from Squamish

There are occasional crags that are on private land (and closed) -- but generally climbing is well accepted and welcomed at the various crags and areas around Squamish.

RouteGradeStyleSelected ascents
1 Entrance Exam

Head 50m left just before going through the Quail's Gate, you will come to a pair of mossy cracks. This is the one on the left with a bolt to start

5.11d Mixed 26m, 1
2 Report All Poachers

The crack 3m to the right of Entrance Exam.

5.10c Trad 26m
3 The Needle

Just before descending into the gully, turn south along the ridge for about 20m, going to the right side of the first small buttress. Climb the clean flake.

5.10a Trad 8m
4 Necessary Dorsal Muscles

Turn south off the main trail at the start of the descent, and go for 10m before starting down the first small gully towards the top of Alex's Room. The bolted steep dyke in the gully.

5.10c Sport 8m, 3
5 * Dovey

Starts on jugs on arete, moving up and left and finishing up the easier dyke. Stay on left side of bolts.

5.11a Mixed 12m, 3
6 Muck

Start up the crack 2m left of Keep the Faith, following the crack until stepping left to the bolt and arete just before the top.

5.11a Mixed 12m, 1
7 * A Maze of Grace

Up Keep the Faith for 5m, then traverse left around arete past a bolt to reach a juggy dyke

5.10b Mixed 12m, 1
8 ** Keep the Faith

The crack just left of the corner.

5.10a Trad 10m
9 Shorter Sister

Trad: short, bouldery, technical flake to very thin dihedral.

FA: Ryan Haeseley

5.9 Trad 10m
10 ** Gym Dandy

Can do a direct start at 11a, or traverse in from the right for 10d

5.10c Sport 18m, 7
11 ** Dreams Descent

Just left of Famous Last Moves. Turns big roof on the right, then follows arete to anchors. Two cams for initial crack.

5.10d Trad 20m
12 ** Famous Last Moves

Steep, open corner with a small roof up high. Two small-medium cams for initial crack.

5.11b Mixed 24m, 7
13 ** Avalon 5.10c Trad 25m
14 ** Pyrix 5.10a Trad 18m
15 ** Closing Number 5.10d Trad 20m
16 ** Fan the Flames 5.10c Trad 18m
17 *** Cliptomaniac 5.11d Sport 35m, 14
18 *** Just Blessed 5.10c Trad 35m
19 * World Apart 5.10b Trad 15m
20 ** Heart in Flames 5.10c Trad 15m
21 Zap Crack

A contender for the most aesthetic crack in Squamish.

5.12d Trad 30m
22 Biological Knead 5.11a Trad 15m

2. Index by grade

Grade Stars Name Style
5.9 Shorter Sister Trad 10m
5.10a ** Keep the Faith Trad 10m
** Pyrix Trad 18m
The Needle Trad 8m
5.10b * A Maze of Grace Mixed 12m, 1
* World Apart Trad 15m
5.10c ** Avalon Trad 25m
** Fan the Flames Trad 18m
** Gym Dandy Sport 18m, 7
** Heart in Flames Trad 15m
*** Just Blessed Trad 35m
Necessary Dorsal Muscles Sport 8m, 3
Report All Poachers Trad 26m
5.10d ** Closing Number Trad 20m
** Dreams Descent Trad 20m
5.11a Biological Knead Trad 15m
* Dovey Mixed 12m, 3
Muck Mixed 12m, 1
5.11b ** Famous Last Moves Mixed 24m, 7
5.11d *** Cliptomaniac Sport 35m, 14
Entrance Exam Mixed 26m, 1
5.12d Zap Crack Trad 30m