High Col has partnered with Climb On Squamish to allow online purchasing of our guidebooks. When you click the link below you will be forwarded to Climb On's website and can make your purchase there. Please note that guidebooks are shipped only within Canada and the USA via Canada Post and the US Postal Service.
This extensive guidebook is the complete reference to Squamish climbing, portraying over 2,000 routes across 576 pages with more than 700 photos, maps, and topo drawings. Squamish Rockclimbs extends from Murrin to the Chief to the Smoke Bluffs, and includes the alpine peaks of Sky Pilot and the sea cliffs of Howe Sound. A 76 page history includes guest stories, photo galleries, and a 14,000 word story about the 100-year evolution of climbing at Squamish. This beautiful guidebook is commercial-free, contains no advertising, and was developed and manufactured entirely in Canada.
Squamish Sport Climbs
Kevin McLane & Nic Vissers
This new guide is Volume 2 of The Climbers Guide to Squamish, and the first edition of Squamish Sport Climbs. The areas covered extend from Murrin Park to Whistler, some 800-plus sport climbs from single pitch to 10 pitches long, and from short valley crags up into the alpine.
...small valley crags to great days on alpine rock. The climbs range across Squamish, British Columbia and Alberta, covering sport crags to longmulti-pitch and alpine crags, on granite, quartzite, gneiss and limestone. Famous centreslike Squamish, Skaha, Lake Louise, and the great mountain crags of the Alberta Rockies are covered, and scores of little-known jewels and quiet places.
The guide covers an area of 1000km from west to east, from the Pacific rainforest, to near-desert conditions in central British Columbia, to the magnificent Rockies. Over 70 different climbing areas are described, covered by more than 800 colour photos and topos, colour-coded with innovative features not seen elsewhere in a climbers guidebook. If you want to explore great new areas, or experience some of the best climbing you’ll ever encounter, this is the guide for you. 384 pages.
This unique guidebook brings together in a single collection 1300 of the great rockclimbs of Western Canada, one of the world's most beautiful climbing destinations. Canadian Rock is a dream book for road-trippers, with rock climbing of every kind from...
Chris Atkinson & Marc Piché
Due to high demand, High Col has re-released the classic 2003 edition of the Bugaboos guide - the 2003 Limited Edition Re-release. If you missed out on this famous guide now is your chance. Supply is limited. The new edition remains in development. No release date.
Going out of Print Forever
The Waddington Guide, West Coast Ice, and Selkirks North are nearing the end of their lives as guidebooks and will soon be out of print. If you would like copies of these historic books, treasures you can pass on to your great-grandchildren, we recommend you ask your local climbing store, or purchase online here.
Rogers Pass Alpine
David P. Jones
This beautiful new alpine guidebook covers one of the most popular mountain areas in Canada, with over 300 photos, maps & topos. 256 pages.
The outstanding guide to 158 alpine climbs in southwest BC and northern Washington. Detailed approaches and topos. 350 photos, 360 pages.
... little-known moderates up lovely peaks. This is a guide for all climbers and scramblers.Rockies Central is divided into four regions: Canmore, Banff, Lake Louise, and Yoho. Each has its own introduction, and each is in effect a guidebook in its own right. The four regions are subdivided into 12 areas to assist easy understanding of what's what and where it is. Most of the area covered by the guidebook lies inside Canada's Mountain National Parks, a United Nations World Heritage Site. It is one of the most beautiful mountain regions on the planet.
David P. Jones
Rockies Central is the spectacular guide to the alpine climbs of the central region of the Canadian Rockies, extending from Canmore to Lake Louise, to Golden and Kananaskis. The guide describes in detail hundreds of climbs on famous mountains and...
He is also the pre-eminent biologist in the region and his unparalleled knowledge of the natural environment is threaded throughout the guide.
This is the spectacular guide to more than 1000 climbs at Canada's most popular sport climbing area in the grasslands of the southern Okanagan. Howie Richardson was the first route developer at Skaha in the late 1980s and has been the author of the Skaha Guidebook since 1997...
The superb guide to one of the world's greatest mountain ranges and many of North America's finest alpine climbs. 400+ climbs, 466 pages.
David P. Jones
Volume 2 of the award-winning guide to the northern half of the Selkirk mountain ranges in BC. Includes Rogers Pass. 700+ climbs, 456 pages.
The pre-eminent guide to one of the world's great mountain ranges, detailing the approaches, the treks, the climbs and travel. 216 pages.
West Coast Ice
The comprehensive winter guide to ice-climbs in southwest British Columbia. Centred on the Lillooet region. 400+ climbs, 384 pages.
Guidebooks Currently in Development
Canadian Alpine Classics
Kevin McLane, Marc Piché & Chris Atkinson
Canadian Alpine Classics is a large format coffee-table book showcasing Canada's most celebrated alpine routes. Over sixty guest contributors are writing personal stories about the climbs, creating a collection of inspiring literature for climbers around the world. There are hundreds of glorious photos of climbers in action and stunning portraits of Canada's greatest mountains.