Squamish

A popular climbing area in British Columbia, Canada. Crags with rock and aid climbs include The Chief, Smoke Bluffs, Cheakmus Canyon and Tatoosh. There is also some great hiking and other adventures in Squamish.

GETTING THERE

Take I-5 North towards Vancouver, BC.  Pass through the border and continue on BC-99 N.  Take exit 16 towards BC-91 N. Proceed through Vancouver, following signs for Trans-Canada Highway/BC-1 W.  Merge onto Trans-Canada Highway/BC-1 W.  After 19 miles, merge onto BC-99 N.  At mile 26 the Stawamish Chief Trailhead Parking Lot will be on the right.

Climbing

Crags with rock and aid climbs include The Chief, Smoke Bluffs, Cheakmus Canyon and Tatoosh.

  • Guidebook: Squamish Select, 3rd ed by Marc Bourdon (Quickdraw Press 2012).
  • Guidebook: Squamish Rockclimbs by Kevin McLane & Andrew Boyd (High Col Press 2018).

Day Hiking

The Sea to Sky Walking trails consists for four trails. To access the trails, take the Sea to Sky Gondola to the plaza at the top.

  • The Panorama Trai
  • The Spirit Trail
  • The Wonderland Lake Loop
  • Front Country Trails

INFORMATION for leaders

Scheduling & Permits

  • If you are scheduling this as a non-course related activity, please limit your group size to the default party size. The maximum party size is for use by course field trips only, and includes both students and instructors. Group size maximums do not reflect how course field trips are run (in smaller groups of students and instructors), but allow for course leaders to register the course in our system.
  • This route allows multiple bookings. Please check scheduled trips listed below in the "Activities" tab to see if there is another group already booked on the same day. If so, please coordinate with them to ensure you are carpooling and teaching at different areas.
  • If you are scheduling a course field trip, please contact our Member Services Team to confirm the field trip and any permitting regulations.

Considerations for international travel

  • Start by reviewing the latest regulations.
  • Everyone will need a passport or other valid ID such as a NEXUS card.
  • NEXUS cards can save a lot of time but only work if everyone in the car has one.
  • Make sure your vehicle insurance is valid for Canada.
  • Make sure your health insurance is valid for Canada.
  • Border crossing regulations are strict in both directions. Know what you’re allowed to take and declare everything to avoid problems.
  • You may be able to save time by checking alternate border crossings. Find apps that show updated times and other good tips.
  • Difficulty: Crag Rock Climb
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Activities

Upcoming Activities



Intermediate Rock 1 - Squamish

Climbing Field trip: Intermediate Climbing Course
Intermediate Rock 1 Field Trip
Difficulty: Crag Rock Climb
Sat, Jun 22, 2019 - Sun, Jun 23, 2019
Prerequisites, Leader's Permission Required
6 participants 1 instructor
Registration closes Jun 20
Bellingham Branch

Beyond Basic Rock- Field trip - Squamish

Climbing Field trip: Beyond Basic Rock
This is a field trip for Beyond Basic
Difficulty: Crag Rock Climb
Fri, Jun 28, 2019 - Sun, Jun 30, 2019
No Prerequisites
0 participants 1 instructor
Registration closes Jun 26
Olympia Branch

Field Trip - Squamish

Climbing Field trip: Alpine Rock Course
Field Trip to practice advanced alpine rock skills.
Difficulty: Crag Rock Climb
Sat, Jun 29, 2019 - Sun, Jun 30, 2019
No Prerequisites, Leader's Permission Required
0 participants 0 instructors
Registration closes Jun 27
Seattle Branch

Multi Pitch Climb - Weekend Field Trip 1 - Squamish

Climbing Field trip: Introduction to Multi-Pitch Trad
Put your multi pitch skills to the test outside! Practice setting up anchor spots and
Difficulty: Crag Rock Climb
Sat, Jun 29, 2019 - Sun, Jun 30, 2019
No Prerequisites
2 participants 8 instructors
Registration closes Jun 27
Seattle Branch

Weekend Field Trip 2 - Squamish

Climbing Field trip: Introduction to Multi-Pitch Trad
Put your skills to the test outside!
Difficulty: Crag Rock Climb
Sat, Jul 6, 2019
No Prerequisites
10 participants 3 instructors
Registration closes Jul 4
Seattle Branch

Weekend Field Trip 2 - Squamish

Climbing Field trip: Introduction to Multi-Pitch Trad
Put your skills to the test outside!
Difficulty: Crag Rock Climb
Sun, Jul 7, 2019
No Prerequisites
2 participants 1 instructor on waitlist
Registration closes Jul 4
Seattle Branch

Rock Climbing - Ambassadors Gateway Trip - Squamish

Climbing & Outdoor Leadership Field trip: Alpine Ambassadors
A week-long trip rock climbing with guides and skilled volunteers
Difficulty: Crag Rock Climb
Wed, Jul 10, 2019 - Tue, Jul 16, 2019
Prerequisites, Leader's Permission Required
20 participants 9 instructors
Registration closes Jul 8
The Mountaineers Branch

Day Hike - Squamish

Photography Trip
Ride the Sea to Sky Gondola, then take pictures from viewing platforms and on short
Sun, Jul 14, 2019
No Prerequisites
9 participants
Registration closes Jul 12
Seattle Branch

Crag Rock Climb - Squamish

Climbing & Outdoor Leadership Trip
A leadership development trip for Olympia Branch leaders who helped with the 2019 Beyond Basic
Difficulty: Crag Rock Climb
Thu, Jul 18, 2019 - Sun, Jul 21, 2019
Prerequisites, Leader's Permission Required
0 participants 0 leaders
Registration closes Jul 16
Olympia Branch
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