The Rock Report Vol. 1
Most our readers already know that Whistler and the Sea to Sky region is one of the best outdoors playgrounds in the world. Copious amounts of skiing and snowboarding, both on resort and out of bounds, and we’ve got some of the best biking imaginable, but you already knew that. What you may not know is that the Sea to Sky corridor is a mecca for another sport. Remember that little town you drove through on your way from Vancouver to Whistler? Well it’s Squampton and it is home to some of the worlds best rock climbing (and rock climbers).
Squamish offers a Varity of climbs for climbers of all skill levels. They have bouldering to trad to sport. Beginner climbs to some of the most advanced. Squamish is sure keep any climber busy for a lifetime. The rock is almost entirely granite and new routes are constantly being developed. For those of you who climb… you may have been to Squamish. If not, you may have heard of such lines titled Chris Sharma’s Dreamcatcher (click here for Vid) and Cobra Crack (First Free Ascent Sonny Trotter, check out the video here) For those of you who don’t climb but want to get out on some rock, get a friend who climbs to take you out or contact the Squamish Rock Guides HERE.
This article is the first of a few rock reports from Squamish and the surrounding area. It has been a wet summer so far, but we’ve had some great days, not to mention the forecast is looking dry. With no moisture there’s time for plenty more climbing before the snow begins to fall . To get in on the action we followed local climber Alex Filler up to Cheakamus Canyon for a bit of sport climbing, check out the video showing a few area classics such as “Rug Munchers” (5.11d), “The Incredible Journey” (5.12a) and “From Beneath You It Devours” (5.12c). Rock Report, Vol. One