Sky Pilot 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.
Sky Pilot is a fine craggy peak southeast of Squamish, the highest summit for some distance. Although it has little interest in the way of rock routes, there are two good mountaineering climbs up the east and west flanks. Easily day-tripped, an ascent of the East Face and descent of the West Buttress is the best outing on the mountain. The First acsent of this peak was made in 1910 by Basil Darling, H. Dowler, A. Morkill, J. Haggard, and Grubbe. There is no clear record of the first ascents of the climbs described.
(1) Stawamus-Indian FSR: From highway Highway 99 below the Chief, exit onto the Mamquam FSR. Turn right after 3.9 km onto the Stawamus-Indian FSR (4WD). Follow the road uphill (you're in a watershed here) for a further 1.5 km, then turn right (400m after the bridge over the river) onto the Shannon Creek branch. This leads up steeply behind the Chief and eventually reaches a Forest Service Blockade, 9 km from the highway. Continue on the road unil you reach the gondola area and follow the signs for Sky Pilot.
(2) Take the Sea-to-Sky gondola to the gondola area and follow the signs for sky pilot.
Classic Climbing Routes at Sky Pilot
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