Escape Route and Rock Solid aka ARC’TERYX

The Escape Route is very fortunate to have been involved with ARC’TERYX since the very beginning.

When The Escape Route had just started in Whistler and Rock Solid was also just starting, two of the owners ran into each other climbing at the Smoke Bluffs in Squamish. Jeremy Guard and Dave Lane then worked with Jayson and Tom and asked us if we wanted to get involved with Rock Solid which soon became ARC’TERYX.  It was 1989, spandex ruled and collars were turned up.   Dave and Jeremy were climbers and designers, the catalogue of products was pretty simple at that time, a sling and a pack!  The decision was made and The Escape Route became one of the first ARC’TERYX retailers worldwide.  Owners have changed but the ethos of both companies is still strong, be leaders!  ARC’TERYX has grown from that humble beginning as have we.  ARC’TERYX is now one of, if not the leader in technical outdoor garment manufacturing world wide. We are proud to have been one of their first stores anywhere to sell this product.  It has helped us equip many coastal explorers for adventures here and around the world.