Stawamus Chief/University Wall

A classic climb on Chief's Grand Wall in Squamish, British Columbia, Canada. It's a 5.12b free climb or C2 5.10 aid climb.


  • Guidebook Reference: The Climber's Guide to Squamish by Kevin McLane (Elaho Press 2005)
  • Guidebook Reference: Squamish Big Walls by Matt Maddaloni (

information for leaders

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.
  • Suitable Activities: Climbing
  • Climbing Category: Rock Climb
  • Seasons: Year-round
  • Weather: View weather forecast
  • Difficulty: Aid Climb, Intermediate Rock Climb

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