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2016 Annual Report

Following on from January’s AGM, the society is making available its 2016 Annual report.

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Luke Zimmerman joins SAS board

Squamish Access Society is pleased to announce that prolific local boulderer Luke Zimmerman has agreed to join the board. He was elected to the board at yesterday’s AGM. Luke’s involvement with SAS will help improve the society’s communication with the bouldering community and start new initiatives that address

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2017 AGM

The society’s annual general meeting for 2017 will take place at 7pm on the 8th January in the Garibaldi room at the Howe Sound Brewpub, Squamish.

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annual Stawamus River Clean up  – October 2nd

Help maintain Squamish goodwill towards climbers by helping us clean up the informal camping area along the Stawamus River prior to the fall rains. Bring sturdy footwear and maybe some work gloves. Meet up at Apron Parking Lot at 10 am on Sunday October 2nd.

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2016 Re-bolting initiative phase 1

Circus Area: Completely replaced permadraws on Neutered Bovine, Face The Music, and Fleeing Heifer – by far the highest use permadraws in the area Replaced a few other particularly worn permadraws of Wayward Bovine and Cut to the Chase Face the Music Anchor biners replaced with steel

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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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    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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