Letters and Newsletters



Letter from District of Squamish confirming SAS’s advisory role, 2007
A letter from the Director of Administrative Affairs at the District of Squamish, confirming a council motion establishing SAS as their advisor on climbing matters.

SAS Letter to adm Blasetti re Hwy 99 – 2005
A letter to MOT Assistant Deputy Minister Frank Blasetti in 2005, prior to his visit to Squamish to meet with the SAS.

SAS Letter to DM Dan Doyle re Hwy 99 – 2005
A letter to MOT Deputy Minister Dan Doyle in 2005 regarding SAS concerns over the plans and ramifications of Highway 99 widening plans.

SAS Letter – Chief Boulders Filming Impacts 2005
A letter from the SAS to Vinland Productions outlining the remediation steps needed after their contentious filming activity in the Chief boulders.

SAS Letter to the Minister – Chief Gondola 2004
A letter from the SAS in 2004 to Bill Barisoff, setting out our objections to the Chief Gondola proposition.

SRA First Newsletter – 1986
The first-ever newsletter of the Squamish Rockclimbers Association, the predecessor of today’s SAS.

SRA Newsletter – 1992
Read all about the Apron Quarry affair.


  • Follow-up submission to DoS re west of river access
    The following letter was sent to the District of Squamish as a submission to council’s second reading of the 2040 Official Community Plan. ——————————————————————————– “At a board meeting of Squamish Access Society on 18th February, the board voted to continue engagement with the District on the topic...
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  • 2017 Report
    Following on from January’s AGM, the society is making available its 2017 Annual report....
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  • New SAS directors
    Squamish Access Society is delighted to welcome two new directors, elected at the AGM. Jack Fieldhouse needs little introduction to most Squamish climbers. He grew up here and has been one of the most prolific developers of new boulder problems over the last two decades. More recently...
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  • AGM 2018
    The society’s annual general meeting for 2018 will take place at 7pm on Sunday 28th January in the Garibaldi room at the Howe Sound Brewpub, Squamish. The agenda will be as follows: 1) Call to Order 2) Motion to accept last year’s minutes 3) Treasurer’s Report 4)...
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