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Smoke Bluff Management Plan
Agreement between climbers (and other park users) and District of Squamish on management of the park. Released 2017 (PDF, 0.7MB).

Best Practices Guide For Rock Climbing Route Development
Further agreement between climbers and BC Parks on climber conduct, especially regarding new route development. Released 2012 (PDF, 2.3MB).


Squamish Climbing Strategy Report

Released 2009 (PDF, 3.1MB).

BC Parks – Chief Master Plan
The Master Plan of 1997 that determines how the park is run.

BC Parks – Chief Rockclimbing Strategy – 1999
The agreement between climbers and BC Parks over how climbers can conduct themselves on the rock. Needs a revamp.

The Rogues Gallery Risk Analysis Report
The spring 2004 SAS/CASBC sponsored report by Pierre Friele that sets out the case as to why climbers at Rogue’s Gallery are not under risk from the Garibaldi Barrier collapse.

Highway 99 Upgrade – The Rockclimbers Perspective
The report of January 2004 by Kevin McLane that first brought rockclimbing issues to the attention of the Sea to Sky Highway Upgrade team.

Highway 99 Upgrade – Socio-economic Impacts on Climbing
The District of Squamish position paper of spring 2004 that sets out the economic case for protecting its rockclimbing assets through the Highway upgrade, and determines the benefit of climbing to be currently at $20 million a year.

LATEST NEWS

  • 2017 Falcon Closure
    Effective Immediately – Falcon Closure. BC Parks staff and climber volunteer attempts have been attempting to locate the falcon nest in the Squamish Buttress/ Apron/ South Gully area this week. Their work along with additional climber reports (Thanks guys!) indicate that falcons have nested in the Lower...
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  • 2017 Climbing Season update: camping, parking and other issues
    There are several changes that are happening in and around Squamish for the 2017 Climbing Season, particularly with regard to camping and parking. Below we (the Squamish Access Society, SAS) breakdown the general issues (#vanlife, “wild” camping and parking) as well as updates to specific climbing areas....
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  • Mt Habrich via ferrata proposal
    Squamish Access Society learned recently of a proposal to build a Via Ferrata (“VF”) on Mt Habrich. The proponent is Stanley Yntema, a self-described “community organiser” based in Surrey, BC. Mr Yntema is not well-known to the Squamish climbing and mountaineering community and has not sought feedback...
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  • Smoke Bluffs management plan completed
    On 21st March Squamish council voted to adopt a new Management Plan for the Smoke Bluffs Park. Squamish Access Society took a lead role in the development of this plan over the last two years through its representation on the Smoke Bluffs Park Advisory Committee (“SBPAC”). SAS...
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