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Stawamus Chief Mountain  British Columbia
Ranges: North America Ranges / Pacific Cordillera Range / Coast Mountains / Pacific Ranges

Height: 702 m -> 2303 feet
Prominence?: 417 m  
Line Parent?: Mount Habrich (4.8 km away, at bearing 129 degrees)
Greater Parent: Sky Pilot Mountain (7.0 km away)

Location:   49.68611,-123.13500     49:41:10, -123:08:06   10U 490262 5503741 (9 km NW of Mountain Lake). (3 km S of Squamish). NTS Mapsheet: 092.G.11   AreaCode: EM93/GB83
Stawamus Chief Mountain from the Air
Located right beside Highway 99 just south of Squamish. Stawamus Chief Mountain, known locally as "The Chief", is a granite monolith with a 450-m high vertical face. Dominating the view from nearby Squamish, it has become one of North America's premier rock climbing bluffs. It has three separate summits, which can be reached via steep trails along the back side of the face.

There are three summits, from west to east. They are labelled on the parks map as "First", "Second" and "Third". Below are the locations as determined by BC Basemap:

 49:40:58-123:08:07 - First Peak 610m
 49:41:04-123:08:29 - Second Peak 655m
 49:41:09-123:08:05 - Third Peak 702m
The first peak does not have a spot height. The actual readings for the first peak as measured with GPS by R. Bailey are: Actual Reading: 49:40:58.0-123:08:38.6 625m (of to the left side of contour lines)

Name Notes: This is an official name, according to BC Placenames. On the 1:50,000 map, the label is spread across the three peaks, and the center peak is the only one with a survey height (2138 feet = 652m). However, the eastern peak which is 500m east of center is the highest point, 702m according to BC Basemap. The lat-long in this encyclopedia corresponds to the highest point.

Route Summaries exist for this mountain, but are only available to paid members.

Trip Reports within 1 km
36 2016.06.07 Exploring new Trails on the Stawamus Squaw Klaus Haring
51 2016.05.30 New Sea to Summit Loop Klaus Haring
30 2015.07.16 Habrich Ascent via new route "Escape Velocity" Brett Logan
41 2014.06.11 Explorations of the new Habrich Ridge Trails Klaus Haring
42 2014.06.08 The Great Stawamus Chief Loop Klaus Haring
41 2013.12.05 Stawamus Chief Standard Hiking Loop Robin Tivy
44 2013.05.05 The long Way to the Stawamus Squaw Klaus Haring
29 2011.04.23 First family ascent of Banana Peel 5.6 7p on the Apron, Stawamus Chief Alex Joseph
57 2007.08.04 Sky Pilot (Squamish to Britannia on foot) Dave van Zeyl
42 2003.10.4 Unconventional Ascent of Squamish Chief (with Notes on the History of Nude Climbing) Drew Brayshaw
26 2000.06.24 Stawamus Chief via North Gully Pierre Signore
25 2000.06.02 Climb Mount Habrich - Back Cover of the Guidebook Jeff Rabinovitch


Subject Photos   View Thumbnails
9 Stawamus Chief from NE Klaus Haring
8 The 1995 Rescue on Angel's Crest Drew Brayshaw
7 Stawamus Chief 1st Peak Frank W. Baumann
6 Stawamus Chief and Mount Garibaldi Klaus Haring
6 Busy Day On Memorial Ledge on Stawamus Chief Drew Brayshaw
5 Stawamus Chief from above Klaus Haring
5 Stawamus Chief Mountain from the Air Drew Brayshaw
2 1st peak of the Stawamus Chief Frank W. Baumann
2 The Acrophobes on Stawamus Chief Hans Bauck

Placename Photos
4 Squamish and Sky Pilot Group from W side of Squamish River Drew Brayshaw
4 The Chief - Hand Drawn Map of "The Ultimate Everything" Steven Harng