Trip Dates

April to October

Price

Full day Base guide rate $450

Group Size

Reduced rates for organized group of 4+; up to 6 people *mulit-pitch routes max 2-3 guests

Skill Level

All levels welcome

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Squamish Rock Climbing

Squamish, British Columbia is one of the world’s finest granite rock climbing area…

Located on the West coast of Canada, along the Vancouver-Whistler corridor, the town of Squamish and the Squamish Chief is a rock climber’s paradise. “The Chief”, a 700m granite monolith, and its surrounding rock bluffs boast a fantastic density of granite slabs and crack climbs. The area is a traditional climber’s dream as it offers an incredible variety of long quality multi-pitch and single pitch crack climbs. Join us and discover this Canadian gem.

Summit Mountain Guides offers day and multi-day guided rock climbing programs in the Squamish and Sea to Sky region from April through October. Whether you are an individual with a specific goal, interested in single or multi pitch climbs of various difficulties or a group/family looking for a fun day out on the rock, we have a program for you. We specialize in custom designing guided rock climbing programs and trips.

Some of the crags and cliff we often visit in the Squamish area include, the Squamish Chief, the Grand wall, the Squaw, the Apron, the Smoke bluffs, Murrin park, Mount Habrich, the Malamute, Cheakamus Canyon and more…

Itinerary

Day rock climbing itineraries are somewhat flexible. A typical guided rock climbing day will start around 8:00 AM at a local crag. Depending on group needs and particular climbs, we will generally be done before 5.00 PM. Some of the longer multi-pitch routes may require an earlier start.

Prerequisites

These guided outings are for climbers of all abilities. No previous climbing experience required. Previous outdoor or indoor climbing experience is an asset. Join us and safely learn this exciting sport from our skilled instructors. Learning oportunities abound for all experience levels.

Equipment

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Weather

Temperatures and weather conditions in Squamish tend to be more predictable from May through August. The averaged daytime high for May and June is between 17c and 20c; it sits between 22c and 23c for the months of July and August. Statistically these months are also very dry compared to the rest of the year with July being the driest.

Daily conditions can sometimes change from warm sunshine to isolated showers quickly.  Ensure you are dressed for all variations as temperatures, wind and precipitation can change within the day. A lightweight rain and/or wind shell can come in petty handy in the event of an afternoon thundershowers. Be sure to pack a ball cap, sunglasses along with sunscreen and extra water especially during the summer season, see equipment list for specific details.

Location

Participants will be meeting with the guide at 8:00 AM at a pre-establish outdoor rock climbing site in the Squamish area. We will go over last minute equipment issues, review the planed itinerary and update you with present conditions.

Services Included

  • Fully certified IFMGA and/or ACMG Rock and Alpine guide services
  • 15 years of experience in the area
  • Alternative plan based on current conditions
  • All technical equipment
  • Emergency response plan
  • Group safety equipment
  • FAQ

    How experienced do I need to be?

    On these guided trips, no previous climbing experience is required. Climbs will be selected based on participants ability and previous experiences. There is a challange for everyone including the most experienced!

    Is it safe?

    For all of our climbing programs and courses, SMG provides you with fully certified IFMGA/ACMG Mountain, alpine and rock guides. This guaranties you the highest safety standards in the Canadian and international industry. Rock climbing remains hazardous and while it is impossible to eliminate all the hazards, our guides will maximize your experience and greatly minimize the risks involved.

    Do I need any of my own climbing equipment?

    On these guided outings, participant require all thier personal equipment; harnesses, helmets, rock shoes, belay device and carabiners. Summit Mountain Guides has a limited selection of equipment available for rental at affordable rates. Let us know if you need any particular gear/sizes or if you plan to bring your own.

    Where can I rent/buy climbing & outdoor equipment?

    Summit Mountain Guides has a limited amount of equipment available for rental. Contact us for availability. Here are a few outdoor stores in the Vancouver-Squamish-Whistler area that supply good service and quality outdoor equipment and gear rental, please ensure you rent gear well in advance.

    Vancouver:   

    Valhalla Pure Outfitters: (604)-872-8872 www.shop.vpo.ca
    Mountain Equipment Co-op: (604) 872-7858 www.mec.ca

    Squamish: 

    Valhalla Pure Outfitters: (604) 892-9092 www.shop.vpo.ca
    Climb On: (604) 892-2243 climbonsquamish.com

    Whistler:

    Escape Route: 1-888-898-3277 www.escaperoute.ca