Echelon Wall Rock Climbing
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The provincial response to COVID-19 is evolving. Pay special attention to travel restrictions, climbing area closures, and direction for gathering sizes and physical distancing.
squamishaccess.ca for info on local climbing guidelines.
Provincial Travel restrictions
Parks and Rec Site Closures
In addition, there is an access concern about illegal camping:
From the Squamish Access Society website:
District of Squamish provides the following guidance on its website: “Camping is not allowed on District or private property, unless the property is zoned specifically for that purpose. Crown land does not fall under this restriction, however within District of Squamish municipal boundaries, District bylaws do apply to open fires, littering, wildlife attractants, noise, and environmental concerns. District Bylaw Officers can and do attend many unauthorised campsites in order to enforce bylaws.” In correspondence, the District also added that: “Camping on municipal streets or municipal or private parking lots in the District is not permitted under any circumstances.”
From Peter Winter: DO NOT CAMP ALONG THE MAMQUAM FSR BETWEEN THE HIGHWAY AND THE BRIDGE THAT CROSSES STAWAMUS RIVER. THIS MEANS NO VAN CAMPING OR TENTS. THIS AREA IS BC PARKS AND IT IS ILLEGAL FOR YOU TO DO SO. THIS HAS BECOME A VERY SENSITIVE ISSUE. THERE IS FREE CAMPING AT THE CHEK CLIMBING AREA AND NEW, CHEAP CAMPING HERE.
The wall is lower angle than much of the chief and so it has quite some bit of scrambling, dirt and trees. It also receives more sunshine than other walls and the sun peaks over the summit and down on the wall earlier, due to the lower angle. Expect some sun on the upper wall around noon in July.
Once on the apron, pick up a trail that leads up and left, and which after one possible 'false start (blocked off by a log) if approaching from Rock On, branches leftward from the main trail to the Squamish buttress and heads left on a well-traveled trail for perhaps 500 meters more.
You will pass along some fixed ropes through the exposed dirt slopes, and ducking under a series of small roofs until you think
"That must be 'the roof' he was talking about" and pop out on the other side to see a single belay bolt near the base of the climb. Start here for The Ultimate Everything...
Classic Climbing Routes at Echelon Wall
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