Stawamus Chief Mountain

Known simply as "The Chief" by locals, this enormous granite monolith is a center of Canadian big wall climbing. While hundreds of routes climb its sheer front faces, there's also a high bang-for-buck hiking loop on the backside. A classic lollipop loop doesn't waste any time climbing and crests the Chief's 2 highest summits. The Norway-like fjord views dropping away to Howe Sound 2,000 feet below are astounding. An extremely popular day hike, so be prepared for crowds on big summer weekends.

Stawamus Chief Mountain SUMMIT LOG peakery first ascent by scott

53 members report climbing or hiking to the summit, most recently on Sep 4, 2016. Below are trip reports and shared pictures from their climbs.

Others who’ve summited Stawamus Chief Mountain

  • scienceguy288
  • RichMac
  • davidcrerar
  • hc19321
  • clippin
  • youliana.tichelova
  • michelleford
  • solaceguitars
  • Garry
  • marcuscatton
  • Apfel
  • robblevin
  • Culater
  • saramccormack
  • daphnehuang
  • GhyslainbigG
  • alpinelily
  • timusername
  • Flyhigh
  • TylerV-YYC

Routes Used trails & approaches

30% trail to 3rd peak

22% Descent trail

22% All 3 summits via hiking trail

10% Trail to 2nd and 3rd peak

5% Down from 3rd summit

5% Squamish Buttress 5.10c

2% Grand Wall

2% St. Vitus & Butt Face


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2,001 ft / 610 m


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British Columbia, Canada

Summited by

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  • scott
  • karlwoll
  • scienceguy288
  • themadturnip
  • RichMac
  • davidcrerar
  • MangyMarmot
  • hc19321
  • ryo.i-p
  • clippin
  • tbcwong
  • omegaxx

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