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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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Submitted By: Jesse James on Mar 13, 2006
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31° | 23°
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36° | 27°
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37° | 23°
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26° | 16°
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30° | 12°
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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

315 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',66],['3 Stars',153],['2 Stars',63],['1 Star',29],['Bomb',4]
['<=5.6',2],['5.7',3],['5.8',13],['5.9',24],['5.10',56],['5.11',44],['5.12',24],['5.13',6],['>=5.14',1],['',0],['<=V1',33],['V2-3',55],['V4-5',31],['V6-7',15],['V8-9',6],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',2],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in The Chief

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Chief:
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
Snake   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 5 pitches   The Apron
St. Vitus' Dance   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 5 pitches, 600'   The Apron
Rock On   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 5 pitches, 400'   The Apron
Seasoned in the Sun   5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 95'   Grand Wall Base Area
Angel's Crest   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 13 pitches   The Sheriff's Badge
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
Rainy Day Dream Away   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 130'   The Bulletheads : Campground Wall
Bulletheads East   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 4 pitches, 500'   The Bulletheads : Bulletheads, Central
Exasperator   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 2 pitches, 150'   Grand Wall Base Area
Sunset Strip   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Trad, 12 pitches   The Dihedrals
Cruel Shoes   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad, 6 pitches, 600'   Grand Wall Area
The Grand Wall   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c A0     Trad, Aid, 9 pitches, 1000'   Grand Wall Area
Boogie 'til you Puke   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 130'   Cirque of the Uncrackables
High Plains Drifter   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Trad, 3 pitches, 250'   The Sheriff's Badge
Freeway   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Trad, 11 pitches   The Dihedrals
Alaska Highway   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Trad, 5 pitches, 550'   The North Walls
University Wall   5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Trad, 8 pitches, 900'   Grand Wall Area
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Featured Route For The Chief
Rock Climbing Photo: Roof

The Daily Universe 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b  North America : Canada : ... : The Sheriff's Badge
The Daily Universe 5.12b FA Tony McLane Jorge Ackermann August 21, 2015Pitch 1-2 borderline. 5 10b - 5.8Pitch 3 to 6 The Daily Planet 5.12a(b) finish via original Beckham/Sandhal 5.12b or Moorhead/Ike 5.11c. Either way end on Beckham/Sandhal anchors.Pitch 7 - 5.11b 25m Face climb right to obvious jug, traverse right along wide crack. 3 bolts one #4 Pitch 8 - 5.12b 20m , 5 bolts X1 #3,#4. X2 #.5 Extend first 4 bolts. Good rests, big holds, nice exposure. Number 4 after 2nd...[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: Howe Sound Brewing Best Bitter to commemorate the ...
Howe Sound Brewing Best Bitter to commemorate the ...
Rock Climbing Photo: Lost somewhere in the middle of the Chief
Lost somewhere in the middle of the Chief
Rock Climbing Photo: The Stawamus Chief
The Stawamus Chief
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: 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: Looking up the chief
Looking up the chief
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: The Chief from the North (taken from hospital park...
The Chief from the North (taken from hospital park...
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
Rock Climbing Photo: Looking southwest from the Center Summit of the Ch...
Looking southwest from the Center Summit of the Ch...
Rock Climbing Photo: Camping with Darryl Hatton '78
Camping with Darryl Hatton '78
Rock Climbing Photo: Bellygood ledge
Bellygood ledge
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: 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: Panoramic shot of the Chief from the top of the Ma...
BETA PHOTO: Panoramic shot of the Chief from the top of the Ma...

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