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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The second annual Squamish Rampage Bouldering Comp is happening next Saturday, August 15th.

Squamish RAMPAGE comp. + Squamish Uprising.

This is a fun Squamish community day and a fundraiser for the Squamish Access Society and Climb and Conquer. Check it out!

Squamish RAMPAGE comp. + Squamish Uprising.

August 15, 2015, 8:15am

Stawamus Chief

Hello friends :) We are running the annual Squamish bouldering charity competition (Squamish Rampage) with Squamish Uprising Festival on August 15th Sat. $30 online till August 13 Thursday midnight!!! ALL of the proceeds - costs donating to Squamish Access Society and Climb and Conquer. What's Happening & Schedule? - Outdoor Bouldering Competition 9am-4pm (with a guided tour for Beginner & Intermediate categories to assist climbers not familiar with the area!) - BBQ with hot dogs (meat/vegetarian options) 8am-5pm - Gear demo: 8am onwards*** La Sportiva shoes: Genius, Futura, Python, TC Pro, Women's Solution EVOLV shoes: Luchador, Nexxo, Shaman, Defy/Elektra Mad Rock shoes: Shark 2.0, M5, Flash 2.0 Five Ten shoes: 5.10 Team, Blackwings, HiAngles, Anasazi Velcros, Anasazi LV, Rogues Black Diamond harness: Momentum, Chaos, Ozone, Flight, Primrose, Ethos, Aura, Siren - MAD ROCK gear sale (15%, 20%, 25% off, based on a draw from a hat). See prices HERE*** - Calisthenics classes by Tyler Thompson, ACE certified Personal Trainer hourly 11:30am-5:30pm (each class is 15min.)*** - Physiotherapy by William Bateman PT 8am onwards*** - Acroyoga classes by Flow Acro Yoga $10/class 7am-5pm - Epic evening party at the Ruddy Duck (37991 2nd Avenue, Squamish) $10 cover at the door. 9pm-closing ***These activities are complimentary to comp. participants. If you don't wish to compete and just want to join theses activities, a $10 day pass wristband can be purchased on event day at the RAMPAGE sign in booth. Proceeds donated to the 2 not-for-profits. Raffle 50/50: $5 per raffle (cash only). At the award ceremony 5pm, we will do draw and give out prizes from our sponsors with a final grand prize of 50$ of all the raffle $ (the other 50% goes to the 2 not-for-profit). So many prizes, everybody can win something! Prizes: EVOLV 2 pairs of climbing or approach shoes MAR ROCK 1 pair of climbing shoes 4 chalk bags 4 chalk jars 1 Mad Rock hat 1 Mad Rock tank top 1 Mad Rock hoodie 2 ATCs - Wingman BLICARD Ocun Boulder Chalk Bag x 3 Primo Chalk 2 pound Chalk Ball x 1) Primo Chalk Chalk Ball x 1 Belay Shades Belay Glasses x 3 Finger Massagers x 20 Climb Skin Hand Cream x 3 Cliffhanger Climbing Centre Squamish Bouldering Guidebook x 5 ARC’TERYX Aperture chalk bag large Aperture chalk bag small Haku rope bag AR-395a harness Men’s PETZL Corax harness (size 2) Selena harness (size S) some other gifts Squamish Access Society: T shirts More info: Carpooling list:

BC parks has told us that the peregrines being raised on Angels Crest have successfully fledged and that the closure on this route is now lifted. Thanks for observing the closure. It enhances climber relations with BC Parks ...