About Us

Climb On Equipment exists to serve the needs of those that play in the mountains and work at heights. We aim to create an inclusive experience and support patrons in their lifelong pursuit of climbing goals.

Who We Are

Located in the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the Coast Salish peoples — Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), British Columbia — Climb On Equipment is a climbing specialty retailer. We stock a huge selection of climbing gear and apparel, as well as alpine camping and work at heights equipment. We are a trusted member of the climbing community and have been providing advice and expertise with quality service since 1993.

Climb On Equipment is a great place to get help for everything you need, from finding good beginner climbing routes in Squamish to finding the best selection of popular and hard to find pieces of climbing gear. Please don't hesitate to contact us if you are trying to get your hands on something specific.

The Climbing Community

Climb On Equipment is proud to be a part of the growing climbing community. We support local organizations and individuals that work towards the betterment of the community as a whole.

Above Free and Easy

Cleanup

Staff helping with the Cleanup at Smoke Bluffs.
Grand Doug

Crag Maintenance

Staff helping Hevy replace the anchors at Grand Doug.
Splitzville

Trail Building

Staff on route to help Chris build the trail to Splitzville.

Our Staff

Climb On Equipment consists of climbing nerds, gear-heads, athletes, guides, lovers of the mountains and outdoor enthusiasts. When we are not all busy working and supporting each other, we can be found outside enjoying fun adventures and climbing.

We are always looking for good people to join our team. If you share our passion for climbing, playing outside, love working with people and want to be part of the community please email us a copy of your resume with a cover letter explaining why you would be a perfect fit to our team.

Ashley

Owner/Operator

Katy

Owner/Operator

Mike

Owner/Operator

Karina

Merchandiser/Store Manager

Tyrone

Store Manager

Soleil

Ecom Manager/Developer

Yuki

Product Manager

Kris

Pro Sales Manager

Eric

Marketing Manager

Erik

Equipment Specialist

Leonardo

Equipment Specialist

Fil

Ecom Supervisor

Peter

Data Engineer

Alex

Media Production

Jarrett

Ecom/Marketing Associate

Siobhan

Accounting Associate

Our History

The day the Climb On shop opened in 1993 it also closed, not forever or for the evening, but so that the owner could climb for a few hours before dark. Customers visited to listen to climbing folklore, select the latest in sticky rubber or swap tales while upgrading their gear. Often, a small group would be sipping beers and grin with satisfaction from the pitches climbed that day. The worn down carpet, white walls and random posters gave the shop an unpolished and authentic feel. The staff consisted of local "dirt bags", professional climbers, travellers and friends, who all shared a passion for climbing. The customers consisted of the same crowd and they would drop by to catch up on local ascents, read the latest magazine and replace the triggers in their worn out cams.

The store passed onto the next generation of adventure seeking individuals who came for the price of the inventory hanging on the walls. Climb On had become a community icon where friendships started, adventures were planned and inspiration was sought. The business relied on the expertise of the like-minded individuals who worked there, as well as the healthy and motivated individuals who climbed together, shared stoke and enjoyed a low-stress workplace. The people were as gritty and unpolished as the logo hanging above the door, and the positive, fun and stoked vibe remained constant.

Equality grew in the blossoming Squamish climbing scene and word spread, as did the shop's selection of gear until every corner of the tiny store was consumed. The process of buying technical gear relied heavily on the expertise of the staff and their knowledge of how equipment shapes experiences in the mountains.

2018

Store Renovations

Old location at 38167 2nd Avenue
2020

New Store Build

Kris building the shelving units in the new store.
2020

Mural Painting of the Chief

Stewart Hughes working on the Stawamus Chief mural to go above the shoe wall.
2020

New Location

On July 2020, Climb On Equipment moved locations to the downtown core of Squamish.

The Evolution

The increasingly common sight of an all-female team cruising up the Squamish walls, the exploding boulder scene in the forest below and the diversity arriving at Squamish's door changed the once obscure climbing scene into the centre of Canadian rock climbing.

With an upgraded highway, Squamish was less than an hour away from Vancouver and its international airport. The accents heard around town were as varied as the ascents being completed at the crags nearby. The demand for a specialty store increased and in 2020 Climb On moved to a new location on Squamish's downtown core.

From its inception, those that worked at Climb On became part of the growing culture. Individuals with a lifetime of climbing experience, guides, route developers, athletes and those with a deep connection to both the sport and the community are, to this day, the face of Climb On. The original and organic culture within the store evolved, embracing an inclusive philosophy and welcoming every individual at every level of the sport. Climbers still drop by for beta and new shoes and the passion for climbing is still true to the heart of Climb On.

Visit Our Retail Store

37873 Cleveland Ave.
Squamish, BC Canada

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