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Smoke Bluffs Park

SMOKE BLUFFS PARK

 

The Smoke Bluffs close proximity to downtown Squamish and residential property, complex mix of public and private land ownership coupled with great popularity amongst visiting climbers, have long made it one of the area’s toughest access challenges. SAS , and its predecessor organisation, the Squamish Rock Climbers Association, have been working with the various interest groups for more than two decades. The key development was the formal recognition of the area as a municipal park with an explicit climbing objective in 2006. SAS has supplied the chair for the Smoke Bluffs Park advisory committee for most of the period since then.

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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