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People from all over the world, amateur to pro, flock to Squamish to climb. Trad, sport, bouldering, it's all here, and there's plenty to go around.

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Brian Bates

Destination Distance From Downtown

53.6 miles


3 of 5 diamonds


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Squamish: the never-ending playground for climbers. World famous climbing right off of the road. Accessibility to such quality like this is almost unheard of. Squamish is most known for its bouldering, but you can find fantastic multi-pitch climbs throughout the crags. The Chief is one of the more popular climbs, with a lot of 5.9 and up routes. Squamish also has great splitter cracks. And for those who enjoy crimping, it's quite common up in Squamish.
Being so close to Canada, many Bellingham climbers head north for weekend climbing in Squamish. When entering town, you can literally pull off to the side of the road and find crags. The entire area is so extensive, we suggest checking out/buying a guide book...there is just so much to touch on. 
Getting There: From Bellingham, head north on I-5. Cross the border and continue heading north as it turns into 99, and head into/through Vancouver. Out of Vancouver, follow the scenic 99 (Sea to Sky Hwy) for about 44 miles as it takes you to Squamish. Stawamus Chief Provincial Park is just before town.

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Squamish, BC, Canada,
49.3975, -123.1296

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