Custom Rock Guiding
The small port town of Squamish in southwestern British Columbia is famous in the world or rock climbing. The main attraction for climbers in Squamish is the climbing on The Chief which offers a plethora of single pitch cragging to 15 pitch big walls. All of this is on the amazing small grained, compact, granite cracks that make Squamish famous.
June - August: The summer months offer mostly dry weather, and since we are so far north and so close to the ocean the temperature is usually perfect!
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Up to 8 hours of guiding:
Guide travel costs on a case by case basis
Day 0: Fly into Vancouver, a 1 hour shuttle will get you to downtown Squamish where everything else is either a short walk or a short taxi ride away.
Day 1: Warm up with a day of cragging on the Smoke Bluffs.
Day 2: Climb one of the long famous routes on the Chief such as Angles Crest (5.10b, 13 pitches) or Diedre (5.8, 6 pitches).
Day 3: Rest day. Explore the town enjoying food, coffee and yoga. Spend the afternoon Kite Surfing or Windsurfing on the Howe Sound or mountain biking one of the many purpose-built flow trails.
Day 4: Take the Sea-to-sky gondola to the top of the chief. Hike a few miles to the base of Mt. Habrich to climb one of the classic routes to the top of this granite spire.
Day 5: Cap off your week with an ascent of one of the many other wonderful routes on the Chief. Grab a beer at the Howe Sound brewery to celebrate the week, say our goodbyes, then grab a shuttle back to the airport.
Squamish, BC is easily accessed by flying into Vancouver International Airport. A straightforward shuttle bus can seamlessly get you to your accommodation in Squamish or Whistler. Any driving that we need to do after you get to Squamish can be done in the guide’s vehicle, so no rental car needed! We can help set up any of the above, just let us know during the booking process.
The budget friendly option in town is the Squamish Adventure Hostel. The hostel offers comfortable private or dorm style rooms with a flexible cancellation policy. There are also many standard hotels in town, as well as several very comfortable vacation rentals. Camping is also quite comfortable at the Chief Campground right at the base of the cliff (if camping you will need a rental car).
Stawamus Chief (the Chief)
The chief is the giant dome that can be seen from just about anywhere in Squamish. Routes can be incredibly varied from runout slabs to spliter cracks to bolted face climbs. (https://www.mountainproject.com/area/105805895/the-chief)
The Smoke Bluffs
The smoke bluffs are within walking distance from downtown Squamish. The crags on excellent granite with a great mix of pure crack, friction slab, and delicate face. We like to go to the Smoke Bluffs to get comfortable with the Squamish climbing before taking the bigger routes on the Chief.
Mt. Habrich is a fun objective and provides a touch of Alpine Rock Climbing to the Squamish valley. The approach is through beautiful costal rain forest, and involves a European-esque experience of starting and finishing the day on a gondola. The classic routes are Escape Velocity (5.9-) and Life on Earth (5.10b). Both routes summit this granite spire.