The Stawamus Chief is world famous for multi-pitch granite climbing and Squamish Rock Guides has been leading guests on memorable adventures for almost 15 years. Colin Moorhead, the owner of SRG, has been climbing in Squamish for more than two decades and ensures that all of our guides are at the top of the multi-pitch rock guiding field. Our dedication to this aspect of the profession is not to be understated, and we encourage our guests to review the guides’ résumés for a better understanding of the depth of our talents.
In Squamish, we are incredibly lucky because we have multi-pitch routes for all abilities. If you’ve never tried a multi-pitch climb before, the Apron on the Chief has excellent five to seven pitch routes in the 5.7 to 5.9 grade range. For those with a little more experience, a climb to the top of the Chief is entirely possible with many excellent 5.10 and 5.11 routes from which to choose. Finally, half-day outings are easily planned as we have many shorter, but equally impressive routes at our disposal on and around the Chief. Visit our Tick List page for a complete list of the multi-pitch options and photographs.
Lee Anne Belcourt climbing on the Papoose
Surrounding the Chief is a plethora of smaller cliffs that provide a huge assortment of excellent single-pitch climbs. Squamish Rock Guides offers unique “climbing tours” of Squamish’s very best routes and can easily match each pitch to your desired challenge.
There is a wide variety of styles to choose from including sport routes, cracks, friction slabs and boulder problems. We can accommodate ability levels ranging from novice to expert and will provide appropriate challenges for all. Consider letting us lead you on a tour of some of these amazing climbs in lush old-growth forests or on bluffs overlooking the ocean.