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The Chief  


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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



Weather station 1.5 miles from here

219 Total Routes

['4 Stars',50],['3 Stars',94],['2 Stars',43],['1 Star',27],['Bomb',5]
['<=5.6',1],['5.7',4],['5.8',11],['5.9',20],['5.10',53],['5.11',33],['5.12',19],['5.13',6],['>=5.14',1],['',0],['<=V1',30],['V2-3',16],['V4-5',14],['V6-7',6],['V8-9',3],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',2],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for The Chief:
Diedre   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 6 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
Rock On   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 5 pitches, 400'   The Apron
Seasoned in the Sun   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 95'   Grand Wall Base Area
Arrowroot   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 115'   Grand Wall Base Area
Apron Strings   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 2 pitches, 300'   Grand Wall Base Area
Angel's Crest   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 13 pitches   The Sheriff's Badge
Jingus the Cat   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   Grand Wall Base Area
Exasperator   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 2 pitches, 150'   Grand Wall Base Area
Sunblessed   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b PG13     Trad, 3 pitches, 300'   The Solarium
Cruel Shoes   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad, 6 pitches, 600'   Grand Wall Area
Sunset Strip   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad, 12 pitches   The Dihedrals
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
High Plains Drifter   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Trad, 2 pitches, 200'   The Sheriff's Badge
High Plains Drifter   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Trad, 3 pitches, 250'   The North Walls
Alaska Highway   5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 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
North Star   5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   The North Walls
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Featured Route For The Chief
Near the top of the Milk Run corner.

Milk Run 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b A0  North America : Canada : ... : Tantalus Wall
Yet another Peter Croft and Tammy Knight tour-de-force. A devious couple of pitches take you to a spectacular corner systemP1. Climb the obvious path through the moss and bushes past some surprisingly tricky and committing moves until you emerge from the vegetation and the wall sweeps out to your left (5.7). You could belay here, but there's no reason not to carry on to the station for Rock Loggers rather than belaying from the forest. There are two choices for getting there. You can head st...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

Photos of The Chief Slideshow Add Photo
A stitched together panoramic of the north walls o...
A stitched together panoramic of the north walls o...
Looking southwest from the Center Summit of the Ch...
Looking southwest from the Center Summit of the Ch...
the Chief as seen from Smoke Bluffs
the Chief as seen from Smoke Bluffs
Panoramic shot of the Chief from the top of the Ma...
BETA PHOTO: Panoramic shot of the Chief from the top of the Ma...
This picture, taken from the side of Hwy. 99, a fe...
BETA PHOTO: This picture, taken from the side of Hwy. 99, a fe...
Lost somewhere in the middle of the Chief
Lost somewhere in the middle of the Chief
the Chief, with Howe Sound,  from along the hike t...
the Chief, with Howe Sound, from along the hike t...
One of the sections of ladder and chains leading t...
BETA PHOTO: One of the sections of ladder and chains leading t...
Climbers on the Chief. Photo by Blitzo.
Climbers on the Chief. Photo by Blitzo.
The Chief from the North (taken from hospital park...
The Chief from the North (taken from hospital park...
Also from the north gully, I think.  This may be w...
Also from the north gully, I think. This may be w...
The Stawamus Chief
The Stawamus Chief
Looking north from the top of the North Gully.  Ga...
BETA PHOTO: Looking north from the top of the North Gully. Ga...
Howe Sound Brewing Best Bitter to commemorate the ...
Howe Sound Brewing Best Bitter to commemorate the ...

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