Squamish Rock Climbing
April to October
Full day price based on ratio
5% GST & gratuities are additional. Some longer multi-pitch routes incur additional premiums.
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…
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.
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 opportunities abound for all experience levels.
Squamish is a one hour drive North of Vancouver in Southwestern British Columbia. 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.
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 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.
- Pre-trip planning & support
- Fully certified IFMGA, ACMG Alpine & Aprentice Guides services
- Over 20 years of experience in the area
- Alternative plan based on current conditions
- All technical safety gear
- Rope use & all technical equipment
- Park permits and Liability Insurance
- Emergency response plan
- Group safety equipment
Services NOT included:
- 5% gst tax
- personal clothing *see equipment list for more details
- personal lunch & snacks
- Personal climbing gear; harnesses, helmets, belay device and rock shoes
- park passes if required
- travel to meeting location and accommodation prior to field portion trip
- trip interruption, cancellation insurance or medical insurance
- additional costs incurred if changes made to itinerary due to unforeseen circumstances
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.
Escape Route: 1-888-898-3277 www.escaperoute.ca