Climbing & Caving
Rock climbing (Don Weixl photo)
The Stawamus has made Squamish became known worldwide as a genuine rock climbing and mountaineering mecca.
Nowadays, some 1,500 routes are available for climbing, with peak use between April and October.
Climbing the Stawamus Chief
The Stawamus Chief is the second-largest granite monolith in North America, and its awe-inspiring 700m/2,300ft bulk looms over downtown Squamish, making it a magnet for climbers. Routes range from easy scrambles to daunting 5.14 climbs.
Besides various climbs on the Grand Wall itself, some popular routes on "The Chief" include Ultimate Everything, Rock On, and Angel's Crest. Enjoy some 180 single-pitch and multi-pitch routes, with a variety of slab, face and crack pitches.
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207B - 4368 Main St
Whistler, British Columbia
Whistler Alpine Guides Bureau offers amazing outdoor adventures in the breathtaking mountains of the Whistler & Squamish area. Operating year-round, we provide guiding & instruction in backcountry ski & snowboard tours, ice climbing, rock climbing, mountaineering via ferrata, glacier walks, hiking tours & multi-day group programming.
We strive to educate our clients with the knowledge & skills necessary to play in a mountain environment, while at the same time providing unforgettable experiences. We have tours & courses for all levels & abilities & can accommodate groups & individuals within our programs. Please call or visit our website for more information.