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Rock Climb at Smoke Bluffs Park

Squamish, British Columbia

Details

Distance

1.4 miles

Elevation Gain

626.6 ft

Route Type

Out-and-Back

Description

Added by Lauren Foltz

Enjoy a pleasantly short approach to classic trad climbs at this semi-residential area near downtown Squamish.

The best time to visit is in the summer months. This place is close to the Squamish Adventure Centre and downtown Squamish. So, if you're hungry, you'll find places to eat within 5 min.

Parking:
Coming from the Squamish Adventure Centre, take a left onto Loggers Lane. Drive 400 meters (1 min.) and make a left onto a dirt road (yellow gate will be open). Follow to the right to park in the lot. When it's good weather, this parking lot will be packed with a lot of climbers.

Bathroom is available in the parking lot. There's also two more bathrooms (look at the map) in this park. 

Approach:
Take the Smoke Bluffs Trail, which starts from the parking lot and wanders through the major climbing areas. The closest routes to the parking lot are at Boulder Gully in the Crag X area on the left. There are lots of viewpoints of Squamish, Stawamus Chief and Howe Sound throughout this park. Gravel path, so light hiking shoes or grippy Teva sandals are fine.

Climbing:
Lots of single pitch (there's a few multi-pitch climbs though) routes up granite walls. There's about 20 or more small crags at this place that climbers of all levels will enjoy. Most of the routes are vertical and slab. Sport and top rope, but mostly trad climbing here ranging from 5.6 to 5.13. 

Some notable routes:
Cat Crack (5.6)
Bilbo Baggins (5.8)
Laughing Crack (5.7)
Quarryman (5.8)
Pennylane (5.9)
Flying Circus (5.10a)
Crime of the Century (5.11c)
Neat and Cool (5.10a)
Split Beaver (5.10b)
Smoke Bluff Connection (5.10a)
Climb and Punishment (5.10d)
First Class (5.8)
Supervalue (5.10c)

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Features

Rock Climbing
Chillin
Photography
Bathrooms
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Food Nearby
Picnic Area
Scenic

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