Squamish, British Columbia

Boulder at the Stawamus Chief

Originally added by Lauren Foltz

World-class bouldering near campgrounds and right outside downtown Squamish.

There's so much climbing to be done here -- sport, trad, bouldering! If you're bouldering, it is always shady and cool so bring a light jacket. Most popular season to climb here is in the summer. 

*If you're visiting from out of town...

  1. Need to rent a crash pad or two?
    There are a few outdoor stores downtown that can provide some gear, but the only place I know of that handles crash pad rentals is at Climb On Equipment & Outwest Gear Exchange. They're equipped with new and used clothing and gear. 

    Metolius pads // $20 per day
    Organic pads // $25 per day
  2. Need to buy a bouldering guide? (highly recommended)
    There's a few places to pick up a bouldering guide, but if you're at the Climb On store, purchase it there. If not, you can grab one at the Adventure Centre near the other climbing spot called Smoke Bluffs


Bathrooms: Yes! None at the parking lot, unless they added one recently, but there is a portable on the Apron Trail.

Parking: 

Park in the campground lot or in the main Chief pullout lot. 
>>Info on camping at Stawamus Chief Campground.
>>Info on camping across the street from Shannon Falls, Klahanie Campground

Approach:
You're literally a couple minutes walk away from boulders in the forest. We took the Apron Trail and cut off right into the trees from the main Chief parking lot area. 

Some notable climbs at Apron Boulders:
Shots Fired (V4)
The Cutting Edge (V4)
This Monkey's Gone to Heaven (V7+)
Gull Skull (V6)
Constrictor (V1)
Lizard Skull (V1)

Some notable climbs at Grand Wall Boulders:
Summer Vacation (V0)
Squamish Days (V0)
Left Rib (V2)
Titanic (V3)
Old and Serious (V3)
The Mantis (V4)
Superfly (V4)
Easy in an Easy Chair (V4)
Tim's Sloper Problem (V5)
Timeless (V5)
Viper (V5)
Lounge Act (V6)
Golden Boy (V7)

Nearby attractions:
Shannon Falls
Sea to Sky Gondola

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Tags

Rock Climbing
Chillin
Photography
Bathrooms
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Forest

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