About The Chief:
Stawamus Chief Provincial Park protects the 700 metre massive granite cliffs that stand at the southern entrance to Squamish on the scenic Sea to Sky Highway.
Established in 1997 the 506-hectare park provides rock climbing opportunities of international significance. Hiking trails to The Chief’s three summits offer rewarding views of Howe Sound, Squamish townsite and surrounding mountains.
Type of Climb: Big Wall
Type of Rock: Granite
Range of difficulty: 5.7 - 5.13a
Description: The centerpeice of Squamish climbing. The Chief houses some of the best long free and aid routes in Canada.The Stawamus Chief is the second largest granite monolith in the world and provides good nesting habitat for the Peregrine Falcon. Please respect the wildlife and keep your distance. Viewing is best with a pair of binoculars or other viewing aide.
Obey posted closures of climbing routes on the Chief from March to July, during the critical nesting season of the Peregrine Falcon.
|Nearest town or city:||Squamish|
|Directions:||Follow Highway 99 North from Vancouver for 50kms. You can't miss The Chief as it comes into view when you pass Murrin Park.|
|When to Climb:||Update|
|Quantity of Climbs:||Lifetime|
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|Route left of Los Zapatos||eddgiane||0||Jul 22 2010, 8:58 PM|
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