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.
  • Difficulty: Crag Rock Climb
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Activities

Upcoming Activities

Leading on Rock 4, Everett Intermediate Climbing Course - Squamish

Climbing Field trip: Intermediate Leading On Rock
The Capstone experience in the Everett Leading on Rock Course. This trip solidifies all of
Difficulty: Crag Rock Climb
Sat, Jun 24, 2023 - Sun, Jun 25, 2023
No Prerequisites, Leader's Permission Required
10 participants 9 instructors
Registration closes Jun 22
Everett Branch

Seattle MAC - Summer Trip! - Squamish

Youth Youth activity: Mountaineers Adventure Club
Each year, MAC goes on a 10-day long car camping, rock/alpine/glacier climbing, hiking, backpacking, and
Difficulty: Crag Rock Climb
Fri, Jul 7, 2023 - Mon, Jul 17, 2023
No Prerequisites
36 participants 6 instructors 6 chaperones
Registration opens Jan 15; Instructor registration open now
Seattle Branch
Carl Marrs
Qualified Youth Leader

TAC MAC Climbing/Camping Trip - Squamish

Youth & Climbing Field trip: Mountaineers Adventure Club - Tacoma
Week-long summer trip! Squamish is a world-class destination for rock climbing, so that will probably
Sat, Jul 8, 2023 - Sat, Jul 15, 2023
No Prerequisites
15 participants 3 instructors 2 chaperones
Registration closes Jul 6
Tacoma Branch

Seattle Pathfinders Summer Trip! - Squamish

Youth Youth activity: Pathfinders
Join the Pathfinders (and Nomads) on a 4 day trip to Squamish!
Difficulty: Crag Rock Climb
Thu, Jul 20, 2023 - Sun, Jul 23, 2023
Prerequisites
16 participants 3 instructors 9 chaperones
Registration closes Jul 18
Seattle Branch
Tom Knee
Qualified Youth Leader

Seattle Nomads Summer Trip! - Squamish

Youth Youth activity: Nomads
Join the Nomads (and Pathfinders) on a 4 day trip to Squamish!
Difficulty: Crag Rock Climb
Thu, Jul 20, 2023 - Sun, Jul 23, 2023
Prerequisites
19 participants 3 instructors 9 chaperones
Registration closes Jul 18
Seattle Branch
Tom Knee
Qualified Youth Leader

Seattle Explorers Summer Trip! - Squamish

Youth Youth activity: Explorers
Join the Explorers (and Jr. MACers) on a 5 day trip to in Squamish!
Difficulty: Crag Rock Climb
Sun, Jul 23, 2023 - Fri, Jul 28, 2023
Prerequisites
17 participants 3 instructors 10 chaperones
Registration closes Jun 24
Seattle Branch
Tom Knee
Qualified Youth Leader

Seattle Junior MAC Summer Trip! - Squamish

Youth Youth activity: Junior MAC
Join the Jr. MACers (and Explorers) on a 5 day trip to in Squamish!
Difficulty: Crag Rock Climb
Sun, Jul 23, 2023 - Fri, Jul 28, 2023
Prerequisites
14 participants 3 instructors 6 chaperones
Registration closes Jun 24
Seattle Branch
Tom Knee
Qualified Youth Leader
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