Jungle Warfare, Squamish Route Photo

Jungle Warfare 5.10a

The 'Squaw'

  • Jungle Warfare Sun ExposureRoute quality:
  • Jungle Warfare First AscentRobin Barley, Kevin McLane, 1983
  • Jungle Warfare Pitch InfoNumber of pitches: 5
  • Jungle Warfare Approach TimeApproach Time: 20-25 minutes
  • Jungle Warfare Climbing TimeClimbing Time: 2-3 hours
  • Jungle Warfare Descent timeDescent Time: 15-20 min to base
  • Jungle Warfare Sun ExposureSun exposure: Afternoon sun
  • About the Climb

    Jungle Warfare is the easiest route on the 'Squaw', and is therefore reasonably popular. The route zig-zags its way to the right shoulder of the 'Squaw'. The climbing is not very sustained but always entertaining with great sections of crack climbing. The crux of the route consists of some great hand jams through a small roof, and comes at you only a few feet off the ground, leaving little time for a thorough warmup.

    Climbing on the 'Squaw' gives a welcome break from the highway noises which are always present when climbing on the Chief. From the Squaw, the views of the North Walls of the Chief are amazing.

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    The GearLoopTopo

    Our GearLoopTopo for Jungle Warfare contains all the information you need for the climb, starting from highway 99 at the Apron Parking.

    Possible Combinations

    The routes on the 'Squaw' are generally quite short, and consist of 4-6 pitches. Furthermore, the descent is quick and brings you back to the base of the routes. This makes if very easy to climb more than 1 route in a day. Birds of Prey (5.10b) and The Great Game (5.10d) are both great routes to combine with Jungle Warfare. The last pitch of Birds of Prey can be wet from seepage after periods of rain, but retreat is possible.

    The first 1-2 pitches of Birds of Prey follow a nice 5.8 finger crack, and from its top one can rappel along trees (bring spare slings). This is a great option if you don't want to climb the entire route.

    Similar Climbs

    Birds of Prey (5.10b) is very similar to Jungle Warfare. The crux 5.10b section is a steep, but short, hand crack corner that takes protection very well. If you did not have any trouble passing the crux on Jungle Warfare, you will most likely manage the crux on Birds of Prey.

    Rock On (5.10a) also has lots of great finger and hand crack, and is similar in grade to Jungle Warfare. However, it is much more sustained and much steeper than Jungle Warfare. If you managed the crux on Jungle Warfare, you should definitively put Rock On on your to-do list.

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