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

29 members report climbing or hiking to the summit, most recently on Aug 2, 2012. Below are trip reports and shared pictures from their climbs.

Others who’ve summited Stawamus Chief Mountain

  • scienceguy288
  • RichMac
  • davidcrerar
  • HC
  • clippin
  • youliana.tichelova
  • michelleford
  • solaceguitars
  • Garry
  • marcuscatton
  • Apfel

Routes Used trails & approaches

37% trail to 3rd peak

25% Descent trail

12% Squamish Buttress 5.10c

12% All 3 summits via hiking trail

6% Down from 3rd summit

6% Grand Wall

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Elevation

2,001 ft / 610 m

Prominence

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Height Rank Range

Pacific

Location

British Columbia, Canada

Summited by

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  • scott
  • karlwoll
  • scienceguy288
  • themadturnip
  • RichMac
  • davidcrerar
  • HC
  • ryo.i-p
  • clippin
  • tbcwong
  • omegaxx
  • tlipovski

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