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Stawamus Chief Climber's Log
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|Tom Fralich||Squamish Routes |
Date Climbed: Jul 11, 2008
|Mary and I stopped in Squamish on our drive from Calgary to Sacramento in 2008. We climbed a bunch of the classics.|
July 11, 2008 -- Warmed up on Laughing Crack (5.7), then did Octopus' Garden (5.8), Pixie Corner (5.8), Penny Lane (5.9), then finished the day on the super-fun Quarryman (5.8).
July 12, 2008 -- Stared early (up at 6AM) but were still the 4th party on Diedre (5.8, 6 pitches). We got delayed on the 1st and 2nd pitch belay ledges, but afterwards, things spread out a bit. Tons of laybacking...too much laybacking...but awesome rock and a route worthy of its 5-star status.
July 14, 2008 -- Got an early start and hiked up to the top of the Apron. Climbed Boomstick Crack (5.7) in 2 pitches, then walked up and did Squamish Buttress (5.10c, 7 pitches) with a bit of aid through the crux. Finished to the top of First Peak by climbing Joe's Dike (5.7).
July 15, 2008 -- Started on Cardhu Crack (5.8), then did Kalhanie Crack (5.7) at Shannon Falls. Went to Upper Malamute and did the awesome High Mountain Woodie (5.8+) and then finished off the trip clipping bolts on Zoe (5.10a).
|Posted Jul 12, 2008 8:23 pm|
|emilie||Diedre, Banana Peel & hike up backside|
|i'll be back!|
|Posted Jul 2, 2008 10:37 am|
|Stu Brandel||Extra Exciting |
Date Climbed: Aug 7, 2003
|My boys (6 and 13) and I loved this hike (back side trail). There was enough variety of challenges (like ladders and scrambles - beside the exertion itself) to keep their minds off the elevation gain. At the top we witnessed the landing and takeoff of a rescue coptor for a fallen climber (not one of us). There is nothing like seeing a helicoptor dive down from you after it leaves the summit.|
|Posted Jul 10, 2007 8:50 pm|
Date Climbed: Jul 9, 2007
|Beautiful summer day. Nice views. Easy trail. Hope to top out via Ultimate Everything in the near future.|
|Posted May 17, 2007 3:41 pm|
|osatrik||Backside trail |
Date Climbed: Apr 9, 1994
|On the way back from Whistler skiing, stopped to check out the Chief.|
|Posted Sep 1, 2006 5:47 am|
|rhyang||Banana Peel, Pigs on Parade, Dances with Pigs |
Date Climbed: Aug 29, 2006
|Fun day climbing with Steve. Weather was looking funky, so we decided to play it easy and swapped leads on Banana Peel (5.7), then Steve led up the first pitch of Pigs on Parade (5.8), which we then finished with Dances with Pigs (10a). |
A lot of friction climbing, some with glacial polish to make things spicy. Mostly though the friction of the granite was pretty nice :)
The previous day we drove up from WA and spent the afternoon getting familiar with Sqamish granite on Burgers & Fries, a nice little crag, albeit a bit crowded (even on a Monday). Led some 5.7's and followed 9's and 10a/b's. Flailed on a 10c.
|Posted Aug 31, 2006 3:42 am|
|Steve Larson||Awesome place! |
Date Climbed: Aug 29, 2006
|No summit, but some fun routes on the apron. Banana Peel didn't earn it's 5.7 rating, but was a fun outing in marginal weather. Finished up with Pigs on Parade, which also didn't live up to its rating, but was fun all the same, and Dances with Pigs, which did live up to its 10a rating, though the crux was short and embarassingly well protected.|
|Posted Aug 30, 2006 3:23 am|
|MichaelJ||Squamish Buttress/Joes Dyke |
Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2006
|The buttress route was mostly very easy, except for the 10c crux pitch, which was very hard. Nice climb.|
|Posted Aug 22, 2006 6:57 pm|
|sprosseda||Route Climbed: standard trail Date Climbed: August 2004|
|Easy, enjoyable hike. Great views of sound and mountains from top even though I had a very rainy day.|
|Posted Jan 27, 2006 11:57 am|
|Rileywyna||Route Climbed: Back Side and Diedre Date Climbed: various 1998 on|
|Have climbed this Mountain by multiple different trails on the backside with my friend Jake. Even got lost once in the rain and almost got hypothermic.|
Also took Jake on his first rock climb on the Chief. Took him up Deidre. It was a very humid and hot day on what is a pretty greasy climb. But a real nice corner system none the less
|Posted Dec 21, 2005 6:43 am|
|Dan Bailey||Route Climbed: snake, diedre, exasperator, st.vitus' dance, pig dogs Date Climbed: summer 2002|
|Some of the best roadside climbing ever?|
|Posted Feb 10, 2004 12:04 pm|
|Dave Daly||Route Climbed: Snake, 5.9 Date Climbed: 10 June 1997|
|This was a wonderful introduction to the Chief. A beautiful 5.9 crack and slab route (7 pitches). Too bad I couldn't stick around to do Girabaldi. Did reach the summit but not by way of 'Snake' (took the hikers trail the same day). Topped off the day by heading to the Howe Sound Brewery (tasty Baldwin-Cooper Ale!).|
|Posted Dec 9, 2003 1:05 pm|
|Bill562||Route Climbed: Trail Date Climbed: 8/17/2001|
|Appreciated the well marked route and fixed chains near the top. Nice views.|
|Posted Oct 4, 2003 9:29 pm|
|stayte||Route Climbed: Backside Date Climbed: July 1996|
|This is one of my favourite hikes in the Vancouver area ...the trail offers breath-taking scenery as well as a bit of a workout.|
|Posted Aug 12, 2003 8:55 pm|
|Vinny||Route Climbed: Rock On with Squamish Buttress Date Climbed: 1995|
|Awesome memories of my first time up the entire Chief with my man Marty. Hands still sore from a season of treeplanting, young heads psyched for our uncoming trip to the Cirque- those were heady days.|
Squamish Granite is the rock I compare all else to. Fantastic and comparable to the Bugs, the Cirque of Unclimbables, Wyomings Cirque of the Towers, Switzerlands Eldorado, or Argentinas Cerro Cathedral for you Granite fans! The catch its it's 1 hour from Vancouver and has roadside access for some climbs.
Rock on is a fanstastic route worthwhile in its own right at 5.10a? the continuation is the easiest finish to the summit with one pitch at a tricky to protect 10b.
In conclusion, two words: BREW PUB.
|Posted May 22, 2003 6:19 pm|
|tlogan||Route Climbed: backside trail Date Climbed: september 17 1997|
| I climbed up on a beautiful fall morning through grasses slicked with dew. It was a great hike up taking us about one and three quarter hours.|
The view from the top was fantastic and we explored every inch of the summit plateau. Eventually building up the courage to approach the lip of the face. My friends went in on their bellies where I found myself sitting perched with my legs dangling over the edge with 1800 feet of open air beneath me. A great hike and a great peak. Highly Recommended!
|Posted Feb 3, 2003 2:52 pm|