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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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Completion of Phase 2 Re-bolting Initiative

SAS is happy to announce completion of Phase 2 of our re-bolting efforts. In addition to the already announced efforts the following climbs have been re-bolted and/or equipped with Permadraws. Grand Wall Cruel Shoes: suspect lead and belay station bolts and ring/chain anchors installed on all pitches

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Filming Notice

Please note that filming will occur on Clean Corner from 26 to 29 April.  TSBD Productions have requested no climbing below Clean Corner during that time.

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Filming in Murrin Park

The SAS received notice that filming is happening at Pet Wall and surrounding area.  The SAS is investigating the short notice  and nature of these filming activities.  Below is an exerpt of the notice: “Most of our filming activities will be on and around the Petrifying Wall

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SAS Statement of Position Regarding Non-standard Fixed Protection

Within the past year, some recent route developments in the Smoke Bluffs park and other climbing areas surrounding Squamish have not adhered to any known bolting standard including  (but not limited to) glue-in galvanized steel u-bolts, modified (shortened) glue-in Fixe bolts installed with non-compatible glue , and

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2010 Annual General Meeting

The 2010 Squamish Access Society AGM will be held on Sunday, October 3rd at 6pm in the Garabaldi Room of the Howe Sound Inn and Brewing Company in Squamish. It has been a busy year and we need members and non-members alike to make a showing and

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Trail Day During Squamish Mountain Festival

The Squamish Access Society and The Climber Access Society of BC are organizing a trail day during the Squamish Mountain Festival.  The event is held in partnership with Arc’teryx,  Mountain Equipment Co-op and BC Parks. What: a half-day of trail and boulder maintenance and garbage collection Where:

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Squamish Mountain Festival – 10 days and counting!

This year’s festival, which runs July 14th to the 18th, promises to be bigger and better than ever.  Check out the following press release and for more info visit squamishmountainfestival.com. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE International climbing destination hosts Squamish Mountain Festival. Celebrate with Royal Robbins, Barry Blanchard and

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New SAS President

The SAS is stoked to announce that Charlie Harrison has adopted the post of President.  Charlie has been a board member since 2009 and has been pivotal in recent initiatives such as the Climbing Advisory Group.  Out-going President Tyrone Brett is staying engaged on the board and

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SAS Board Update

After about half a dozen years at the dashboard of the Squamish Access Society, I have recently resigned as president effective February 2010.  Change is a good thing and it’s time the SAS gets a fresh breath of leadership and time I reposition my personal priorities. My

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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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