the Chief

Weekend Bouldering - Squamish! by Ray Phung

A few weekends ago, I grabbed my passport and headed up to Squamish for a long weekend of bouldering.  Squamish is located an hour north (or 41 miles... or 60 something kilometers) of Vancouver, BC just off of the Sea-to-Sky highway on the way to Whistler.  The city itself is located on the banks of the Howe Sound, and is a climbing mecca.  It's prominent feature is the Chief - a large granite monolith.  There are a plethora of routes (trad) up the Chief, as well a dozens of boulders strewn along its base.  Nearby are a lot of other quality granite sport and trad routes.  Pretty much everything you can ask for!

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