Quickdraw Publishing is well known for its Banff Mountain Film Festival award-winning guidebook, Squamish Select.
It is hard to believe that Squamish, one of the most climbed-at areas of North America, still has many new routes to be climbed. With each passing season, dozens of lines are developed. With so much freshly-cleaned rock, guidebooks are quickly out-dated. Luckily, Quickdraw Publishing has an updated website which features topos yet to be published.
From the new multi-pitch Centurion to the Rogue Gallery Boulders, there are enough new routes on this page to keep you busy for a season or two. Over the past two years, climbers have added a handful of classic lines to The Slhanay (formerly known as the Squaw.)
Another new crag is the Gobsmacking Wall, Colin Moorehead said, “Gobsmacking Wall is the southerly extension of the Shannon Falls area. This cliff couldn’t be any more different than the northerly sector. Located beyond the beautiful and open slabs defined by the black tongue of Magic Carpet Ride. Like a cresting wave, the cliff quickly curls up to form and abrupt vertical face. Square cut overhangs and white, gold streaked stone indicative of steep granite, give an aesthetic and intimidating air to the cliff.”
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Whether you are based on the West Coast or planning a road trip, this is an essential guide.
Check it out here: Free Squamish topos.