Mt. Habrich is an impressive granite monolith which offers excellent alpine Multi-Pitch Rock Climbing. An all day affair with an early (Alpine) start, a beautiful hike up to Mt. Habrich which sports several routes from 5.7 to 5.10 and up to 10 pitches. The granite pinnacle overlooks the entire Squamish Valley with incredible views of Howe Sound and the surrounding Coast Mountains.
Mt Habrich (5879 feet) presents itself as an impressive granite pinnacle, a Matterhorn like mountain that dominates its immediate area. The peak is located North of the Sky Pilot range and accessed by the Sea to Sky Gondola (tickets not included) Habrich offers nice traditional alpine climbing on perfectly weathered granite. The position on the peak is quite exceptional with views of the Sky Pilot peaks, Howse Sound, the Squamish valley and the surrounding Coast Mountains.
Several route options exist from 5.7 to 5.10’s and up to 10 pitches. The North West ridge being the easiest at 5.7, another great route on that face goes at 5.9 Several other routes climb the long vertical South and South West faces including a mega classic 5.10a.
This is a full day of guided alpine rock climbing, starting with a peaceful gondola ride up, followed by a ~3 hour walk in, ~2.5 hours rock climbing and ~2.5 hours walk out, finishing up with a gentle Gondola down the final stretch. (times will vary depending on size, experience and fitness level of group)
This tour is offered on weekends only when the Sea to Sky Gondola is open for the longest time. Special arrangement can be made in advance for a mid week trip with additional transport cost.
Dates are on request. Please call our office and speak with a Mountain Adventure Specialist for more info.
Dates: Offered June – September on request
Duration: ~9 hours (round trip from Squamish)
Departure: Confirmed via logistics email.
Things to bring:
Mt Habrich offers a mix of scrambling, and multi-pitched roped climbing on beautiful granite featured rock. Exposure increases the higher you climb and you’re offered stunning views of Howe Sound. You do not need to be a highly experienced rock climber or mountaineer to tackle this climb, however, climbing experience is required. It’s an excellent one-day activity to round out anyone’s summer visit to Squamish.
Full itinerary and logistics email will be sent a few days before your trip.
We strongly recommend you purchase insurance for Trip Cancellation, Emergency Evacuation and Adventure Sports Coverage (some backcountry adventures are excluded from coverage).
Emergency Evacuation and Medical Insurance
This coverage provides you with emergency air rescue if required and full medical. Parks Canada provides free evacuation within the Parks and if you are a Canadian resident your medical will be covered by your provincial health plan (except ambulance/air ambulance transport). We strongly recommend international visitors purchase this insurance.
Emergency evacuation insurance is compulsory for all our hut trips, as these typically take place outside of Parks Canada’s jurisdiction.
Trip Cancellation Insurance
To prepare for unforeseen circumstances we strongly recommend purchasing Trip Cancellation Insurance at the time of booking your trip. Trip Cancellation insurance covers many scenarios to reimburse you for cancelled trips outside of your control.
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All prices are quoted in Canadian dollars and are exclusive of a 5% tax (GST). Prices are subject to change. Guide gratuities are not included in fees.
Our preferred method of payment is by Mastercard or VISA. We also accept bank e-transfers and cash.
• For 1-2 day adventures/courses booking must be paid in full.
• For longer adventures/courses a deposit of 50% is required at the time of booking.
• The remaining balance is due 30 days before the start date.
• Bookings made less than 30 days before adventure/course must be paid in full.
Next day bookings are taken up until 5pm the day before any tour or course. *Subject to guide availability
Mountain Skills Academy takes mountain safety very seriously, however there is no way to completely mitigate risk in alpine environments. Prior to undertaking any of our courses or trips we require you to sign a waiver.
Mountain conditions are extremely unpredictable and can change at short notice. Our guides endeavor to undertake the routes and/or peaks that our clients desire, however our decisions will be impacted by conditions. Unfortunately we are not able to offer refunds if conditions are not suitable to undertake a particular route on the day you have booked. We will however make every effort to take you out for the best day possible given the conditions.
Applicable to all tours and courses*: If conditions force us to cancel a course or trip we will do all we can to accommodate you at another date. If this isn’t possible we will offer a full refund. We reserve the right to decline rescheduling dates based on availability. *Does not apply to first aid courses.
Late Arrival Policy
Guests arriving more than 15 minutes late for an activity forfeit 100% of the tour price. Tours leave promptly; it is recommended to arrive 15 minutes early to sort out gear and sign waivers.
Adventures Cancellation Policy
Half Day and Full Day Tours
**On all multi day trips pre-arranged add-ons are non-refundable (food, accommodation, etc).
1-2 Day Courses
3+ Day Courses
**If you are able to find someone else to take your place on a course, please let us know as we are more than happy to transfer bookings.
Minors (under the age of 19) and custodial groups (youths affiliated with an institution where a parent or legal guardian is not present on the trip) may register for certain trips and courses with a letter of consent from parents or legal guardian as well, they must sign a waiver and have a parent or legal guardian sign a waiver. Further, we abide by the Parks Canada Custodial Group winter backcountry policy as outlined here.
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