Archive for January 2008

Chief Parking Lot Construction

The current main parking area looks somewhat like a war-zone, however all access is still maintained. The highway-side parking lot is still open, as are the upper lots near the campground. The SAS will work with the contractor to clarify the status of the parking lots in […]

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Signs for Apron Trails

As part of the contribution offered by the Sea to Sky Highway Improvement Project to climbing resources within provincial parks used by climbers in the area, the SAS and BC Parks agreed to the merits of some permanent signs at the entrance of the trails which lead […]

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New Apron Trail

The new trail at the base of the Apron is now complete. While access through the current Apron parking lot is not optimal due to the storage of highway construction material, one can walk uninterrupted from the lot, along the trail, and exit at the junction with […]

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Squamish Mountain Festival 2008!

Following on the success of the festival in 2007, the dates for the 2008 Squamish Mountain Festival have been set. The festivities will run from July 16th to July 20th 2008. Planning is already underway and look for details to be unveiled throughout the spring. As was […]

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More Smoke Bluffs Trail Work Completed

More trail work at the Smoke Bluffs has been completed. The most recent work has been focused on the eastern part of the Loop Trail. Traditionally this section was, in essence, a dried creek bed (which during wet times became, well, a creek). Significant work has made […]

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Update: Highway Impact on Boulders

In November of 2007, the SAS met with several of the engineers responsible for the highway improvement work being undertaken in the general vicinity of the Chief. The purpose was to inform the engineers of the bouldering resources in the area and to get an indication from […]

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Skaha Access Secured!

We are very pleased to be able to report that permanent access to Skaha bluffs has been secured. Thanks to everyone who contributed to the drive to come up with the necessary funds for the purchase of the lands critical to arriving at a long term solution. […]

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Proposed Ski Resort: Garibaldi at Squamish

In the fall of 2007 the Squamish Access Society participated in a meeting between representatives of various mountain and backcountry groups and the proponent of the Garibaldi at Squamish Development (a resort near Brohm Ridge reaching down to Highway 99 and embracing the landscape near both Brohm […]

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Two things to inform climbers of,

1) It is peregrine falcon nesting season now. BC Parks is asking climbers assistance in identifying potential nest sites in order to make well informed falcon closures. Our collective assistance and respecting this closure in this work really helps climber's relationship with BC Parks. There are anecdotal reports of falcons on Angel's Crest this year already. If you see falcons on the Chief this weekend please note the location and send that information to us at SAS or BC Parks biologist Joanna Hirner (

2) If you are thinking that the Longhouse might be a good place to climb this weekend SAS would like to remind you that log hauling is occurring on the Mamquam, Stawamus, and Shannon FSRs for the next two to three weeks. We advise climbers avoid use of these roads for safety reasons.
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We are in the process of formulating the 2016 rebolting list and are asking the Squamish climbing community to identify routes and bolts in need of repair. As the climbing season starts please make a note of routes needing repair and submit them as a reply to this post so SAS can get working on them. Thanks. ... See MoreSee Less

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