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Rampage charity bouldering competition

Squamish Access Society recently met with organisers of the Rampage charity bouldering competition, which takes place for a third consecutive year in 2016. Reasons for the meeting included concerns about the impact of the event and the invoking of SAS’s name in Rampage’s interactions with key counter-parties

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Area 44 parking

BCTS has informed SAS that starting in June, log hauling is going to commence 7 days/week on the Swift Creek FSR. The entrance of the Swift Creek FSR has been the traditional parking area for Area 44 and the Pillary. No parking signs have been posted here

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Olesen Creek/ Slhaney logging begins March 1st 2016

The Squamish Access Society has received word that Oceanview Forest Products is going to commence logging TSL A 92860 (aka Block SW 144) on the Stawamus FSR in the saddle between Slhanny and the Chief March 1, 2016. Falling and road building operations will be 7 days

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District of Squamish OCP update

SAS plans to make recommendations to the District of Squamish for its current update to the Official Community Plan. The OCP is focused primarily on land use designation, or “polygons on a map” as a former SAS director described it at the last AGM. If any members,

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2016 AGM

The 2016 AGM will take place on Sunday 31st January at Ground Up climbing gym, starting at 7pm.

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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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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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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 Annual General Meeting

The SAS is holding their AGM on Sunday, October 23 at 7pm in the Garibaldi Room of the Howe Sound Inn and Brewing Company in Squamish. Everyone, members and non-members, are welcome to attend.  There will be discussion and feedback regarding the Best Practices Guide for Rock

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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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  • 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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