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Access: 2021 Sept 20, Rock Closures due to Rock Fall at The Chief

As of September 20th 2021, the following areas are closed due to recent rockfalls on The Chief:

North Walls:

  • Lower Zodiac Wall (between Parallel Universe and Angel's Crest, inclusively)

  • Upper Zodiac Wall (Between Lunar Tides and Polaris, inclusively)

  • Bouldering areas: Dark side

Most (but not all) of THE GRAND WALL area is closed.

Please see Squamish Access Society (@squamishaccesssociety IG) for more details and for updates

See warning details and discuss

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Summary

A huge amount of world-class climbing of all types easily accessible from the town of Squamish.

Description

Squamish has easily accessible world-class climbing of all types -- from run-out slab on the Apron, to single-pitch trad climbing with 5 minute approaches 5 minutes from town at Smoke Bluffs, to hard big-wall climbing on the Grand Wall, to all day expeditions up "The Chief", to sport of all types in "Cheakamus Canyon", to bouldering in the massive fields at the base.

As of summer 2015, Squamish Select by Marc Bourdon seems to be the most commonly used guidebook.

Access issues

There are occasional crags that are on private land (and closed) -- but generally climbing is well accepted and welcomed at the various crags and areas around Squamish.

Approach

Vary from crag to crag; but often surprisingly short and easy for the amount and quality of climbing on offer.

Where to stay

Lots of choices in the town of Squamish and around -- from fancy hotels through hostels, from nice provincial camp grounds through dirt-bagging in Cheakamus canyon.

Areas

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Name
Style
Routes
Ticks
Height
Grades
563
2,336
22m
35
57
350
54m
1
The Chief crag
 Bouldering,  Trad climbing and other styles
931
3,827
74m
28
671
4,614
19m
53
Coho Park area
28
26
4m
1
Area 44 crag
99
600
23m
18
Top Shelf unknown area
20
43
26m
Slhanay crag
 Trad climbing,  Aid climbing and other styles
29
116
120m
Garibaldi Range unknown area
2
2
360m
Neverland crag
10
33
29m
2

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