Elevation: 2,197 ft
GPS: 49.687, -123.135 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Jesse James on Mar 13, 2006
Admins: Mark Roberts, Mauricio Herrera Cuadra, Kate Lynn, Braden Batsford
Access Issue: Camping and COVID-19 - Guidelines Details
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Description

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.

Getting There

Take the sea to sky highway north from vancouver to the parking lot on the right side just before the town of squamish.

452 Total Climbs

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Classic Climbing Routes at The Chief

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
V4 6B
 145
Superfly
Boulder
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 558
Diedre
Trad 6 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 337
Rock On
Trad 5 pitches
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 215
Seasoned in the Sun
Trad
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 382
Angel's Crest
Trad 13 pitches
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 192
Apron Strings
Trad 2 pitches
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 224
Arrowroot
Trad
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 91
Blazing Saddles
Trad 2 pitches
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 483
Exasperator
Trad 2 pitches
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 212
Rainy Day Dream Away
Trad
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 175
Bullethead East
Trad 4 pitches
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 140
Sunset Strip
Trad 12 pitches
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 117
Rutabaga
Trad 2 pitches
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c A0
 344
The Grand Wall
Trad, Aid 9 pitches
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 77
High Plains Drifter
Trad 3 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Superfly Grand Wall Boul… > (k) Superfly
 145
V4 6B Boulder
Diedre Apron
 558
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 6 pitches
Rock On Apron
 337
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad 5 pitches
Seasoned in the Sun Grand Wall Base Area
 215
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Angel's Crest Sheriff's Badge
 382
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad 13 pitches
Apron Strings Grand Wall Base Area
 192
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad 2 pitches
Arrowroot Grand Wall Base Area
 224
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Blazing Saddles Sheriff's Badge
 91
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad 2 pitches
Exasperator Grand Wall Base Area
 483
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad 2 pitches
Rainy Day Dream Away Bulletheads > Campground Wall
 212
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad
Bullethead East Bulletheads > Bulletheads, Central
 175
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad 4 pitches
Sunset Strip Dihedrals
 140
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad 12 pitches
Rutabaga Grand Wall Base Area
 117
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad 2 pitches
The Grand Wall Grand Wall Area
 344
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c A0 Trad, Aid 9 pitches
High Plains Drifter Sheriff's Badge
 77
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad 3 pitches
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