LIONS are twin peaks in the North Shore mountains overlooking BURRARD INLET and downtown VANCOUVER. Symbolic guardians of the entrance to Vancouver's harbour, known as the Lions' Gate, the Lions were known as Chee-Chee ("Twins") to the SQUAMISH people. The present name was suggested in about 1890. The first recorded ascent of the West Lion (el 1,646 m) took place in 1889 by a party led by Joe CAPILANO, a Squamish chief. The first recorded climb of the East Lion (el 1,599 m) was in 1903 by 3...

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