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An hour’s drive north of Vancouver is all that separates you from Squamish, a granite playground with world-class climbs in every discipline under the sun. The boulders range from V0-V15, encompassing the full gamut of “techy” granite trickery. The walls abound in single-pitch trad routes, from straight-forward classics to wide cracks and layback dihedrals, along with some delicate sport climbs. Finally, the multi-pitching is great—so great that it earned the Stawamus Chief the moniker “Little Yosemite”. Whatever you want, Squamish has it. Dive into the details about why Squamish might be the best climbing spot in Canada from Jase Wilson, alpinist and Ph.D. researcher in Tourism Studies.

Adventure highlights

  • Something for everyone: sport, trad, bouldering, cracks, walls, single and multi-pitch

  • The approaches are short and practical, letting you maximize your time on the rocks

  • A massive climbing community to hike, bike, swim, and paddle with on rest days

Available itineraries

Half-Day of Privately Guided Single Pitch Rock Climbing

Join an ACMG-certified guide for a half-day single-pitch climbing adventure in Squamish! Leave your comfort zone and push your limits on Squamish’s fantastic single-pitch routes. Don’t worry about the gear—your guides have you covered, all you need to think about is nailing the climb.

Full Day of Privately Guided Single Pitch Rock Climbing

Take on Squamish’s bucket-list single-pitches, such as the 5.4 Dusty Eyes and the 5.11C Crime of the Century, on a rock climbing tour with seasoned local guides. Get some one-on-one time with an expert or send epic routes with friends—the day is fully customized to you and your needs.

Half Day of Privately Guided Multi-Pitch Rock Climbing

Up your multi-pitch game and gain confidence on the rocks with a half-day of guided climbing. An ACMG-certified guide will customize the climbs to your needs, giving you the chance to work on your skillset while sending Squamish’s top multi-pitch routes.

Full Day of Privately Guided Multi-Pitch Rock Climbing

Enjoy a full day of testing your multi-pitch prowess on Squamish’s impeccable granite with the help of an expert local guide. Whether it’s your first multi-pitch outing or a big-wall proj you’ve been eyeing for a while, your guide will fully adapt the day to your objectives.

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Meet your guides

Black Sheep Adventure Sports
Black Sheep Adventure Sports
Black Sheep Adventure Sports
ACMG Certified Rock, Alpine & Ski Guides
ACMG Certified Rock, Alpine & Ski Guides
Black Sheep Adventures is a team of local ACMG Certified guides and experienced professionals but they’re also a ton of fun and really enjoy what they do! Adventure is personal so you want a guide that will not only help keep you safe, but share the experience and go the extra mile to get you the trip of your dreams. Their range of courses and trips is a great way to get to know people and develop relationships. Once they know someone, they can really work with them to create custom and unique trips that call to their sense of adventure.
Altus Mountain Guides
Altus Mountain Guides
Altus Mountain Guides
IFMGA/ACMG Certified Guides
Since 2012 Altus Mountain Guides has specialized in adventures from their backyard in British Columbia to peaks throughout Japan and Europe. Their experiences are founded upon the assurance that their guests receive the pinnacle of quality by the best guides in the industry, all of whom are chosen to facilitate their task at the highest standards. Every Altus guide is ACMG and IFMGA certified to ensure top quality guest service with safety as their main priority.
5.00 (4 reviews)
TJ H. (source: Guide’s website)

As our first outdoor climb, our excellent guide Tucker was able to coach me and my girlfriend up the side of the Chief. The experience of climbing a vertical rock face with the amazing views of the Chief and Howe Sound is something I won’t soon forget.

Nigel B. (source: Guide’s website)

I felt safe and secure, and I learned a ton. Great objective, great weather, great food, and great company – it doesn’t get any better than this! Can’t wait to get back out there with the Altus guides – don’t leave home without ’em!

Tim P. (source: Guide’s website)

Did two climbing courses with Altus and both were great! Very skilled and experienced instructors who knew how to pass on their knowledge and let you learn hands-on. I can fully recommend Altus for any outdoor course or trip!

Thomas M. (source: Guide’s website)

We hire a guide on a 2:1 ratio to go through some skills we’d been meaning to practice before doing some multi-pitch routes by ourselves. We emailed our guide (Tucker) the night before with a list of the skills and he worked through them in the course of the day, giving explanations about what works best and why. Highly recommend Altus guides to anyone else – thanks again

Things to know

  • 57hours is committed to providing safe outdoor adventure experiences. We require all guides using our platform to have a COVID-19 safety plan and to make the details of that plan accessible to travelers. In most cases, group sizes will be reduced, guides will avoid overcrowded locations, and other safety measures will be met depending on the location and activity. 

    We also expect clients to respect local regulations and take measures to protect themselves, their guides, and the communities they’re traveling to. For more information on COVID-19 measures in Squamish, BC, please refer to Canada’s official COVID-19 travel guidelines and the Province of British Columbia’s COVID-19 travel guidelines.

    Please contact us if you have any questions or require further information. We are happy to provide you with the most up-to-date information!

  • What you get on this adventure:

      • An experienced, local climbing guide with extensive knowledge of the area
      • A half or full day of climbing depending on your chosen itinerary
      • All technical climbing equipment

    What’s not included:

      • Transportation 
      • Accommodations
      • Lunch
      • Supplemental guiding fee for routes 5.11 or harder ($30 USD)
  • If you can climb a ladder, you’re good to go. Being in good shape is always a plus but far from necessary. Rock climbing is all about using good movement technique rather than muscling up a cliff using brute strength. To ensure you have a fun day, your guide will choose routes that best suit your skill and fitness level.

  • Squamish has plenty of options for beginner climbers. Whether you’ve never climbed before or are transitioning from the gym to outdoor climbing, your guide will customize the day to suit your skill level and objectives. With a guide by your side, you’ll learn something new, stay safe on the rocks, and most importantly, have fun!

    For intermediate to advanced climbers, Squamish has loads of routes to spend the day on. Your guide will discuss your objectives and customize the day to your goals. Let your guide plan the day so you can focus on developing your skills while climbing the classic routes or best-hidden gems the area has to offer.

  • All technical climbing equipment will be provided by your guiding service. However, if you have your own gear, feel free to bring it. You’ll need:

      • Helmet
      • Harness with a locking carabiner, belay device, and chalk bag
      • Ropes
      • Rock shoes (included in the price, but we recommend bringing your own if you have them)
      • Climbing hardware (quickdraws, cam devices, stoppers, etc.)

    Here’s a list of the equipment we suggest you bring:

      • Day pack large enough to carry all the items listed (around a 30L bag)
      • Water bottle with 1L of water
      • Lunch and snacks
      • Full pants or capris
      • Long-sleeve shirt or T-shirt
      • Warm sweatshirt or lightweight down jacket
      • Wind and water-resistant jacket (Gore-Tex recommended)
      • Warm hat — optional
      • Good approach shoes
      • Toiletries (sunscreen, bug spray, toilet paper, etc.)
      • Sunglasses
      • Camera — optional

    Dress comfortably and for the weather in clothes you can move in. We suggest bringing clothing appropriate for the season. Layers are best and don’t wear jeans.

  • Group sizes and prices:

      • For the single-pitch tours, the max guest-to-guide ratio is 5:1. 
      • For the multi-pitch tours, the max guest-to-guide ratio is 2:1.
      • Cost is per person and it doesn’t decrease as the group grows.

    Climbing days in Squamish can be arranged for bigger groups. Contact us prior to booking.

    Min. age requirements:

      • If you are older than 18, you’re good to go.
      • Minors younger than 18 may be permitted to climb on a case-by-case basis, but must be in the presence of a parent or legal guardian.

    If your group has climbers under the age of 18, contact us prior to booking to make arrangements.

  • To get to Squamish, most people fly into Vancouver International Airport 1 hour away. From there, you can rent a car, or take a bus or taxi.

    Once you and your guide agree on the details of your itinerary, your guide will suggest the best place to meet, whether that’s at the guide shop or a predetermined location. The guide will choose the appropriate terrain dependent on conditions and the ability of the group.

  • Day Trips Cancellations
    Fully refundable within the initial 48 hours from booking, unless the trip date is less than 7 days from the time of the booking.
    Cancellations up to 7 days prior to the trip date are refundable 100%.
    Cancellations within 7 days prior to the trip date are non-refundable.

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