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The Squamish Access Society is dedicated to working on behalf of climbers to protect public access to the climbing areas of the greater Squamish region, to engage as responsible stewards of the climbing environment and to advocate for access to quality self-propelled recreation. We work together with other access groups in “on the ground” initiatives and in engaging with local and provincial government and the private sector on behalf of climbers. Our work encompasses all the major climbing disciplines.

The Squamish Access Society is a grass-roots, local climbers’ organization dedicated to preserving access to the climbing areas in and around Squamish. We work together with other access groups in “on the ground” initiatives and in engaging with local and provincial government and the private sector on behalf of climbers.

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Hi All:
Do you like climbing new routes and problems? Of course you do. Everyone does. Well here's your chance to show your favourite "digger" some love and appreciation (besides you girls giving them a huge flesh pressing hug at a minimum) as The Squamish Access Society is accepting nominations for the Inaugural Golden Scrub Brush awards to be awarded at our AGM or possibly a separate award ceremony/ partay. Awards are to be in the following categories:
1) Best new trad or mixed crag route (single pitch) hard 11 + , moderate 10-
2) best new sport route, hard 11 + , moderate 10-
3) best contributing boulderer
4) Best new multi-pitch
5) Best new crag or area.
6) Best re-scrub and retrofit.
7) Best new route name and back story

Nominations for a separate award for lifetime achievement (Induction into the Fellowship of the Golden Scrub Brush) will also be accepted for an individual or team. Candidates for this award can be currently active or retired local developers still living in the Squamish catchment area who have developed a significant body of quality climbs.

Nomination Rules:
1) Please choose routes developed since 2009. We wish to appreciate developers who have created the Second Golden Era of Squamish climbing.
2) Self Nomination in all categories EXCEPT CATEGORY 7 (BEST Route name and Story) will result in immediate disqualification. Category 7 nominations can be either self nominated or community nominated.
3) Nominations shall be accompanied by a brief rationale (max one paragraph) as to merits for nomination. This rationale should be more intellectual and have more substance than "because it is mega sick dude."
4) Internet flaming of other nominations will result in immediate disqualification of your nomination with ZERO exceptions.

Please submit your nominations to SAS's facebook page www.facebook.com/pages/Squamish ... 1370216065. Nominations will be vetted by an esteemed panel of judges and selected nominations will be subject to public vote on our facebook page. Selected Best route name and back story candidates will be asked to present their story at a later function (10 min max) and the award will be presented based on audience response. Winners will get a beautiful trophy, bragging rights, our undying love and affection, and possibly some swag. We hope to make the awards ceremony a super evening out.

Chris Small
Squamish Access Society
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Many thanks to Michelle Smallman at NOLS for providing an excellent work party at Murrin Park today. ...

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