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The Chief Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 2,303'
Location: 49.6867, -123.135 View Map  Incorrect?
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The Chief from the windsurfing area

Description 

The chief is the giant dome that can be seen from just about anywhere in Squamish. Routes can be incredibly varied from runout slabs to spliter cracks to bolted face climbs.

Getting There 

Take the sea to sky highway north from vancouver to the parking lot on the right side just before the town of squamish.

Climbing Season

For the Squamish area.

Weather station 1.5 miles from here

318 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',68],['3 Stars',151],['2 Stars',66],['1 Star',29],['Bomb',4]
['<=5.6',2],['5.7',3],['5.8',13],['5.9',24],['5.10',58],['5.11',44],['5.12',24],['5.13',6],['>=5.14',1],['',0],['<=V1',51],['V2-3',18],['V4-5',31],['V6-7',15],['V8-9',6],['V10-11',3],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in The Chief

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Chief:
Superfly   V4 6B     Boulder   Grand Wall Boulders : (k) Superfly
Easy in an Easy Chair   V4 6B     Boulder   Grand Wall Boulders : (n) Easy Chair
Diedre   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 6 pitches   The Apron
Calculus Crack   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 3 pitches   The Apron
St. Vitus' Dance   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 5 pitches, 600'   The Apron
Snake   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 5 pitches   The Apron
The Squamish Butt Face   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 2 pitches, 400'   Squamish Buttress
Rock On   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 5 pitches, 400'   The Apron
The Ultimate Everything   5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 10 pitches, 1300'   Echelon Wall
Seasoned in the Sun   5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 95'   Grand Wall Base Area
Apron Strings   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 2 pitches, 300'   Grand Wall Base Area
Arrowroot   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 115'   Grand Wall Base Area
Angel's Crest   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 13 pitches   The Sheriff's Badge
Exasperator   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 2 pitches, 150'   Grand Wall Base Area
Bulletheads East   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 4 pitches, 500'   The Bulletheads : Bulletheads, Central
Rainy Day Dream Away   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 130'   The Bulletheads : Campground Wall
Sunset Strip   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Trad, 12 pitches   The Dihedrals
Rutabaga   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 2 pitches   Grand Wall Base Area
The Grand Wall   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c A0     Trad, Aid, 9 pitches, 1000'   Grand Wall Area
Freeway   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Trad, 11 pitches   The Dihedrals
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Featured Route For The Chief
Rock Climbing Photo: Tony working hard on Astrologger.

Astrologger 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c  North America : Canada : ... : The North Walls
"I hope you ate your Wheaties" (TM).Astrologger is on good rock and is an attractive line, but the necessary difficulty in getting to it and its lonely position mean that it is seldom traveled. If you could climb the top alone, or the route had been cleaner, I would have given this 3 or 4 stars. As well, its given grade of 11b is way out of line with other local grades and is sandbagged sufficiently so as to be hard on the Ego.To avoid an awkward scramble, we elected to lead up the "approach pit...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

Photos of The Chief Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: A stitched together panoramic of the north walls o...
A stitched together panoramic of the north walls o...
Rock Climbing Photo: Panoramic shot of the Chief from the top of the Ma...
BETA PHOTO: Panoramic shot of the Chief from the top of the Ma...
Rock Climbing Photo: The Stawamus Chief
The Stawamus Chief
Rock Climbing Photo: Camping with Darryl Hatton '78
Camping with Darryl Hatton '78
Rock Climbing Photo: The Chief from the North (taken from hospital park...
The Chief from the North (taken from hospital park...
Rock Climbing Photo: the Chief, with Howe Sound,  from along the hike t...
the Chief, with Howe Sound, from along the hike t...
Rock Climbing Photo: Lost somewhere in the middle of the Chief
Lost somewhere in the middle of the Chief
Rock Climbing Photo: Looking southwest from the Center Summit of the Ch...
Looking southwest from the Center Summit of the Ch...
Rock Climbing Photo: Looking up the chief
Looking up the chief
Rock Climbing Photo: This picture, taken from the side of Hwy. 99, a fe...
BETA PHOTO: This picture, taken from the side of Hwy. 99, a fe...
Rock Climbing Photo: The sight  of the Chief is amazing! Here We are lo...
The sight of the Chief is amazing! Here We are lo...
Rock Climbing Photo: Bellygood ledge
Bellygood ledge
Rock Climbing Photo: Howe Sound Brewing Best Bitter to commemorate the ...
Howe Sound Brewing Best Bitter to commemorate the ...
Rock Climbing Photo: One of the sections of ladder and chains leading t...
BETA PHOTO: One of the sections of ladder and chains leading t...
Rock Climbing Photo: Looking north from the top of the North Gully.  Ga...
BETA PHOTO: Looking north from the top of the North Gully. Ga...
Rock Climbing Photo: Also from the north gully, I think.  This may be w...
Also from the north gully, I think. This may be w...
Rock Climbing Photo: Climbers on the Chief. Photo by Blitzo.
Climbers on the Chief. Photo by Blitzo.
Rock Climbing Photo: the Chief as seen from Smoke Bluffs
the Chief as seen from Smoke Bluffs

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