Starr 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.
If it's your first visit, it's best to rappel, and scope out the trail down to the wall as you do so. To find the rappel, walk back into the woods a few meters, down a slab, a bit of trail, and then you'll see the top of High Mountain Woody's crack (bolts but no chains, to the side of the topout). To climber's left, you'll see bolts and chains, above Paul's crack. Use those.
The trail down to the Starr Wall from the approach trail is heady and sandy at points, and may involve a fixed line. The book will tell you, in a highlighted section, to use it at all costs. You probably should, but only once you know where you're going.
Classic Climbing Routes at Starr Wall
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