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SAS Annual General Meeting a Success

The SAS AGM, held last month in Squamish, was a resounding success. Four climbers, and members of the SAS, were the recipients of the door prizes provided by Mountain Equipment Co-op. Thanks to this who came out. Looking forward to seeing you out there on the rock

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Community Clean-Up: Saturday, October 13th

It has come to the attention of the climbing community that the area between the Mamquam Forest Service Road and the Stawamus River, roughly below the trailheads for Angel’s Crest and the Sheriff’s Badge, have been used all summer as an unofficial climbers’ campground. Squamish residents (non-climbers)

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Annual General Meeting 2012

The Squamish Access Society’s annual general meeting is set for Sunday, October 21st at the Garibaldi Room in the Howe Sound Inn and Brewpub. The meeting is from 7:00pm to 9:00pm and will update interested members on the SAS’s accomplishments over the past year, as well as

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Smoke Bluffs Update

SAS continues to have strong representation on the the Smoke Bluff Park Advisory Committee of Council with Brian Moorhead serving as Chair. The following trail work has been completed in the last 12 months….. LUMBERLAND TRAIL which provides quick access via Crag X and Lumberland to the

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Re-Bolting – Phase 3 is Complete

SAS is happy to announce completion of Phase 3 of our re-bolting efforts. In addition to the already announced efforts the following details the work completed in this phase. As before, every effort was made to minimize visual damage to the rock including pulling existing hardware (rather

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Sea to Sky Gondola – Public Hearing

The Sea to Sky Gondola rezoning application recently received the first two readings at Squamish Council. The next step is a Public Hearing set for Tuesday November 8 at 7:00 pm in Squamish Council Chambers. Please share your opinion at this important meeting and  pass on the

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2011 Squamish Mountain Festival

The annual Squamish Mountain Festival is almost here!  Join the 5-day celebration starting July 13: clinics, photo contests, trade fair, parties, films, speakers & more.  Check it out and sign up for events here!

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Sea to Sky Gondola Proposal

A gondola has been proposed for the Squamish area, located between the Chief and Shannon Falls.  For more information, please see this article in the Squamish Chief newspaper and the proponent’s website. The SAS has had communication with the proponents and has yet to formalize a position

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New Climbing Area Information Shared: Area 44

Two Vancouver area climbers Donn Cann & Andre Lechner have advised SAS of their efforts to develop a completely new climbing area fifteen minutes north of Squamish.  At this time they have developed approximately forty sport climbs mostly in the sub 5.11 range. Please check Marc Bourdon’s

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SAS Re-bolting Initiative – Phase 2

Building on our previous work, SAS is pleased to announce the completion of phase 2 of our re-bolting initiative. North Walls All anchors on Alaska Highway 11d were replaced including the first rappel off Astro Ledge.  In addition, the old fixed line for the approach to the

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LATEST NEWS

  • SAS VP Brian Moorhead is BC Parks Volunteer of the Year
    BC Parks have recognised Squamish Access Society vice-president Brian Moorhead as their 2017 “Volunteer of the Year“. Along with society secretary, Todd Gerhart, Brian is one of the two members of SAS’s board who have served since the society’s inception. Brian’s award primarily recognises his work at...
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  • 2018 letter to Dos re summer camping
    Squamish Access Society often finds itself caught between the legitimate desire of summer visitors to camp close to the climbing and the equally legitimate concerns of residents about the locations some campers are choosing. We would like to see government agencies adopt a coordinated proactive strategy that...
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  • SAS joins FMCBC
    SAS has joined the Federation of Mountain Clubs of BC as an associate member. There are several reasons....
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  • 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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