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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Squamish Access Society added an event. ...

Bugaboo Dreams

November 26, 2015, 7:00pm

Valhalla Pure Outfitters - Squamish

Will Stanhope will be giving a presentation about his latest Bugaboo route The Tom Egan Memorial route Thursday November 26, Only 10 bucks! Tickets at the door.

Some photos and winners from the Golden Scrub Brush Awards - 2015 ...

SAS would like to thank all our sponsors who contributed to the Golden Scrub Brushes Awards this Year: Climb-On Equipment, Valhalla Pure Outfitters, Grandwall Equipment, Life Tested Art, Blurr, Outdoor Research, Arcteryx, Petzl, Black Diamond, Evolv, Ground Up Climbing Center, and Match Eatery. It was a very successful event with tons of draw prizes and fun had by all. Photos of the festivities below. Special Congratulations to our Fellowship of Golden Scrub Brush Inductees, Jim Sinclair, John Howe, and Alan (Hevy Duty) Stevenson. And Congrats to the award winners: Moderate sport The Glass Slipper. 10d. Quercus Wall, Murrin Park. Emilisa Frirdich, 2012. Hard Trad Single Pitch Headbangers in Leather, 11+, Topshelf. J Redden, 2013 Hard Sport Queen Bee, 13d, Tenderfoot, Paradise Valley. S. Hughes, 2015 Moderate Trad Multipitch- The Butt Face (Aka Butt Lite). 5.9. Squamish Buttress, The Chief. Sonnie Trotter, Ben Moon, Lydia Zamorano. 2010. Retroscrub or Rescrub Skywalker. 5.8. Shannon Falls. Jeremy Frimer and Friends . 2011 Contributing Boulderer Ryan Davy Moderate Trad Single Pitch Stein Line 10d, Longhouse, C. Long, 2012 Hard Multipitch The Daily Universe, 12c, Sherriff's Badge, T McLane, J. Ackermann, 2015 New Crag or Area The Longhouse - C. Long, C. Moorhead, and others Route Name David Hasselhoffwidth 10 +, Topshelf, J. Redden. 2014

Voting is now complete for the Golden Scrub Brush Awards. See the results at Match, Chances Casino, tonight 7 Pm. Tickets at Climb on and Valhalla Pure. Very Limited supply at the door. ...