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

49 members report climbing or hiking to the summit, most recently on Oct 4, 2015. Below are trip reports and shared pictures from their climbs. Based on the summit log, the most popular climbing routes and hiking trails to the summit are trail to 3rd peak, All 3 summits via hiking trail and Descent trail.

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

Routes Used trails & approaches

35% trail to 3rd peak

26% All 3 summits via hiking trail

17% Descent trail

5% Down from 3rd summit

5% Trail to 2nd and 3rd peak

5% Squamish Buttress 5.10c

2% Grand Wall


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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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