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Stawamus Chief Park

Squamish, British Columbia, Canada
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Ranked #1 of 15 attractions in Squamish
Type: Parks, Mountains
Activities: Rock climbing
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

I live in Squamish and climb the Chief by the back trails several times a year. Rock climbers climb the face and that is world class but I am a hiker, not a rock climber. The trails are easy to follow. There are 3 peaks and there are directional signs on the trails. All climbs should be treated as difficult.... More

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Britannia Beach, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Was the hardest but seriously the utmost rewarding and exhilarating hike I have ever done! And the prize at the top (the view of course) was breathtaking! I even crawled on my belly to the very edge and took a pic! It's definitely an intense upward hike/climb, but sooooo worth it! And the jog down was fabulous! When we reached... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

One of my favourite hikes and an amazing place to rock climb! World class climbing and a beautiful hike with a solid workout, all in one place.

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Banff National Park, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Awesome time and friendly people. Lots of Eagles. Beautiful scenery and very clean. I would love to move here.

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Vancouver, Washington
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42 reviews 42 reviews
12 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

This was simply the hardest hike I have ever been on... and also the most rewarding. It was a constant slog up hill the entire way, but once you reached the summit, there was no greater reward. The view was spectacular. And that Cliff... No words can describe the feeling of being on that cliff face, and looking straight down... More

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Ubud, Indonesia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
14 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

Climbing the Chief can be a life-altering experience. The view from the top on a nice day will blow your mind and the route up is intense and exhilarating.

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Squamish
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

Depending on your fitness level it will take 40 minutes + to reach the top and the views are well worth the hike. If you have a lot of time also check out Shannon Falls!

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Vancouver, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

if you had one hike to do that would encapsulate the scenery of BC it would be 'the Chief". it is about and hour to hour 20 min. hike that has a bit of everything. strenuous stairs at the start, cool rock faces and terrain, then ladders and cable ropes for the end. But what a view! there are 3... More

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Hamburg, Germany
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

The hike up to the Chief sounds easy km-wise. But it is very steep all the way, climbing 500-600m within 2,5km. I would not recommend it on a rainy day. The second or central peak would be the best value hike-view-wise, but it has very challenging climbing parts in the end (no gear needed, though). The views from the top... More

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Golden, British Columbia, Canada
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52 reviews 52 reviews
21 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013 via mobile

This is the second biggest granit monolite in the world. World class climbing and the best view on the howe sound and the mountain dont miss the shannon fall hike with breathtaking view on top

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