Stawamus Chief Climber's Log

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JLuthanen - Jul 5, 2018 7:40 am Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2018

Fun trip with pups  Sucess!

Had some friends in from out of town and decided to go up The Chief for part of their visit. With two 50# dogs in tow, the one ladder section and two chains sections on peak one was a bit of a technical challenge with portaging pups, but ultimately well worth the view at the top. Fun day, great weather, good company! Would love to come back with a 60m rope and play around here ...


Mooner - May 13, 2016 7:11 pm

Up I Go

5/08/16 With Sam up St V... Something Dance and Butt Light.


gimpilator - Jun 30, 2015 3:57 am Date Climbed: Jun 24, 2015

All 3 Peaks  Sucess!

Part of a 4 day road trip with Heather. We also did Price, Clinker, Brunswick, and Golden Ears. Canada is the shiznit!

Alex Wood

Alex Wood - Jul 31, 2014 1:47 pm Date Climbed: Jul 20, 2014

climbing climbing climbing  Sucess!

spent ten days climbing on the Chief! The top is awesome, great views. Go get it!


distressbark - Mar 24, 2014 11:32 pm Date Climbed: Mar 23, 2014

great views  Sucess!

Skipped Peak 1 and proceeded on two Peak 2 and 3. Views were far better from Peak 2 even though the actual high point of The Chief is on Peak 3. Tons of people on the trail during this warm, clear, spectacularly beautiful March day.

jason_dee - Jan 30, 2014 12:23 pm

Peak 2&3   Sucess!

Bypassed Peak 1 to hit 2&3. Good, flat lunch spots at P2. P3 is a bit of a downclimb and scramble back up. Good views on all peaks.


JRaphaelson - Jul 14, 2013 10:56 pm Date Climbed: Jul 14, 2013

Route: Backside  Sucess!

Fun, steep hike to a great view of Squamish. Did Peak 1 and was not disappointed.


omegaxx - Dec 11, 2012 1:15 pm Date Climbed: May 14, 2011

Hiking Trail  Sucess!

Amazing view to be had with very little effort.


secander - Jun 4, 2012 6:57 pm Date Climbed: Jun 3, 2012

Backside Trail  Sucess!

Hiked the backside trail to the south summit and then did some climbing on Raven's Castle.


bedellympian - Mar 18, 2012 2:49 pm Date Climbed: Aug 6, 2009

beautiful day  Sucess!

my cousin and i drove up from vancouver for the day with some friends, a really fun climb with great views


JoshNV - Jan 17, 2012 7:12 pm Date Climbed: Jan 10, 2011

Try it at night in the rain! Extra fun!  Sucess!

Probably the best view within a short drive and short hike from Vancouver. 30 minute drive and 30 minutes to the top!


BCalpine - Dec 26, 2011 1:25 pm Date Climbed: Nov 15, 2011

Will keep coming back!  Sucess!

Awesome climb up the backside trail. First time out did a 5hr rounder and bagged peaks 2 & 3...then came back Dec. 13th and took the conventional trail up to peak 1 with my sister for her first climb.
Will be back again in mid January to bag a snowy summit!

Linda Breton

Linda Breton - Jun 7, 2011 5:03 pm Date Climbed: Aug 16, 2009

Good fun!  Sucess!

Traverse Trail-fantastic forest, granite, views. Boulders were exceptional as well.


ExcitableBoy - Dec 28, 2010 9:48 am

Cruel Shoes, Mercy Me

Did Cruel Shoes to Mercy Me. Forgot my rock shoes so I wore a pair 3 sizes too big borrowed from my partner.


jasano2 - Aug 11, 2010 8:26 am Date Climbed: Jun 5, 2002

i'll be back  Sucess!

Took the tourist route up the back side with a 50lb pack. Bouldering on the green granite at the base was great. Definitely on my list for future travels!


Vinny - May 26, 2010 8:00 pm


5 successes (3 routes) getting up the impressive chief makes it a very special place to me. The last time with with Robin and Pascal in 2005.
I think Angels Crest remains my fav (once with Perry, first time starting at 1400 with Corey- awesome times!).


MichaelJ - Aug 31, 2009 12:14 pm Date Climbed: Aug 31, 2009

3rd trip  Sucess!

Three great weeks with only a couple of weather days. Ticked some real classics, highlights of which were Cruel Shoes to Grand Wall (11 pitches, 5.11a), Freeway (11 pitches 5.11d), and Alaska Highway (5 pitches, 5.11d) as well as red pointing Crime of the Century (5.11c) on the second burn.

Martin Cash

Martin Cash - Jun 8, 2009 1:18 pm

Multiple  Sucess!

What an awesome place to climb. Did:

Saint Vitus Dance Extra - Awesome 7 pitch linkup with Aaron and Doug (May 2009). I lead pitches 1, 4, and 6. The 5.9 pitches are a little easy for the grade, similar to Index 5.8.

Smoke Bluff Connection - Another great linkup. I lead pitch #2. Pitch #3 is the bomb.

Pixie Corner and Burgers and Fries - 2 nice single pitch cracks. Didn't like the topout on Burgers and Fries.

Klahanie Crack - Beautiful 5.7 handcrack. (2004)


AJones - Mar 1, 2009 12:12 am

Routes climbed - 100's

I climbed in Squamish fairly frequently for about 10 years in the 80s - a few of the classic routes like "Clean Crack", "Caboose" and "Crescent Crack" are no longer open (a dam shame). My favourite route - probably "Crescent Crack", "Sunblessed", "Diedre", or "Exasperator". Actually, there's not too many bad routes there.


MichaelJ - Sep 17, 2008 4:11 pm Date Climbed: Sep 15, 2008

So many good routes  Sucess!

I had 8 climbing days here in September (never mind the three rainy ones) and got a lot of killer routes done, including topping out via the Millennium Falcon (14 pitches, 5.11b). But the most memorable was the day I didn't have a partner and went to free solo Diedre (5.8). I climbed up four pitches or so and thought it was really stiff for the grade and then the corner system went blank and bolts appeared on the wall and I realized I must be off route. I downclimbed the line and looked at the guidebook. Turns out I was on Unfinished Symphony (5.11b), having climbed 5.9 and 5.10 and turning around at the 5.10d section. Yikes!

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