SAS Reports



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.

Squamish River Pedestrian Crossing Study 1998
Study commissioned by District of Squamish considering options for a pedestrian crossing of the Squamish River, in consideration of climbing and alpine access.


  • 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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