Avg: 4 from 2 votes
|Type:||Trad, 600 ft (182 m), 6 pitches, Grade III|
|FA:||Colin Morehead 2003|
|Page Views:||2,315 total · 17/month|
|Shared By:||Evan Stevens on Jun 29, 2009|
|Admins:||Mark Roberts, Mauricio Herrera Cuadra, Kate Lynn, Braden Batsford|
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.
From the BC Parks site:
Closed Climbs: Millennium Falcon, Sports Illustrated, Cloud Burst, Sea of Tranquility, Getting Down on the Brown, Supernaut, Clean Corner, Negro Lesbian, Crap Crags, Slow Dyke, Illusion, Planet Caravan, Warriors Wasteland, Freeway (above 5th pitch), The Big Slick, Brothers in Arms, Western Dihedral (4th pitch and above).
Open Climbs: Arrow Root, Cleaning the Brain, Deadend Dihedral, Rutabaga, Sticky Fingers, Slow Duck, Time Passages, Freeway (to the top of 5th pitch) and Western Dihedral (to the top of the 3rd pitch).
p1. 12b, 5 bolts, a few pieces to 2". Steep and pumpy liebacking brings you to a belay stance after 15m and a 2 bolt anchor. At the end of the pitch you can either fire in a hard to place piece or punch it for the chains. Good whipper spectating can be had on the end of this one!
p2. 12c 3 bolts, lots of small gear/nuts. Some steep and funky climbing past a few bolts and dike rock leads to a tips corner. Climb the tips corner with small nuts for about 5m and look to break out right onto the face for the belay ledge. 15m.
p3. 11+ Joins the big slick. More tips liebacking with a few bolts, kind of bold, watch out for some loose rock.
p4. 5.9 Runout and bold to the truckstop ledge and the rest of Freeway.