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|Type:||Trad, Snow, Alpine, 1312 ft, Grade II|
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|Shared By:||Eric Bowes on Aug 15, 2017|
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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.
By far the most popular route on the mountain. It makes a fine day trip, especially in the early season when snow cover makes approach and descent travel fast. From the wide basin of the Stadium Glacier on the northwest side of the mountain, head up the west ridge. A short rock step on the ridge (4th) leads to east, broken terrain on the south side, bypassing the large tower on the west ridge to reach 3rd class chimney-gullies on its south side. On the tower's summit ridge, walk toward another steep tower barring progress toward the peak. Drop down right of this tower and traverse around its south side to reach a gully that follows back up to the high gap between the tower and the summit slope/ A scramble of a few minutes leads to the top. (2-3h). To descend, reverse the route.