Squamish Rock Climbing Guidebook

Squamish Rock Climbing Guidebook

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This is the definitive covering the rock climbing found at Squamish on the west coast of Canada, near Vancouver. It covers both single pitch routes the huge multi-pitch routes up the face of the infamous Chief face that are up to 15 pitches long.

The rock type and style of climbing at Squamish are very similar to Yosemite; beautiful granite rock, fine-grained, crystalline, quartz stone with superb friction. The style of climbing is predominantly trad with a huge variety of cracks from shallow finger cracks right up to large flared cracks. You will also find great slab routes, and there are also a scattering of bolted routes. The approaches are short typically ranging from 5 to 40 minutes from the car.

It is split into 6 main areas that are Murrin, South Chief, West Chief, North Chief, Backside, and Smoke Bluffs. They are further sub-divided into 26 areas that cover the major crag groups and walls. All the routes are shown on colour photo topos along with a description. For each area there are approach maps, access information and a description of the type and style of the climbing to be found.

Published in June 2018 this guidebook is in English text throughout. In the centre of the book it includes a “coffee-table book” describing the evolution of Squamish climbing over 60 years, with photo galleries, a history, along with stories and tales of old.

Squamish is for every climber from forest crags to multi-pitch, big walls, steep edgy faces, friction aprons and glorious splitter cracks – all on beautiful granite rock. Squamish is easily accessible being only an hour’s drive from Vancouver airport.

Number of pages is 574.
Size is 130mm x 200mm.
ISBN is 9780986519147.