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Membership and Membership Renewals

Membership in the society is $10 for two years and is renewable on a two year basis for $5.  You can sign up or renew on line here or fill in forms at Climb On or Valhalla Pure in Squamish. Membership remains up to a year after

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Dog Enforcement at the Chief

In 2008 additional signage regarding park policy on dogs was posted at several trail heads in the Chief boulders.  It was the first step by Parks to communicate a ramp-up in enforcement of the on-leash rule.  With the huge increase of users since the late 1990s, Parks

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Survey on Climbers’ Access in Canada

Help shape the future of Canadian climbers’ access and be in the running to win a free Maxim rope! The National Climbers Access Initiative encourages everyone who cares about access to Canada’s boulders, crags, ice and mountains to complete a brief web-based survey designed to help determine

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BC Parks Trail Work Update

BC Parks, in consultation with the SAS and assistance from the Sea-to-Sky Highway project, have upgraded several approach trails.  One deserving call-out is the trail to Shannon Falls and Gobsmacking, as this has been in pretty bad shape for some time.  Another area that has received attention

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Welcome New Directors

The SAS is pleased to welcome two new Directors to the board, Jeremy Smith and Charlie Harrison.  Both Squamish locals are heavily engaged in climbing and bring added perspective to the advocacy cause.

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Access Pan America

A broad and as-yet loosely connected network of western hemisphere access groups is meeting for the first time this year at the Squamish Mountain Festival.  Climbers from South America to Canada will take part in a number of discussions and forums to discuss the potential for the

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Squamish Mountain Festival 2009

The dates for this year’s festival are August 12th to the 16th.  It promises to be another fantastic time of climbing, parties, clinics, slideshows and more. The presenters this year are Will Stanhope, Peter Croft, Lauren Lee, Audrey Gariepy, Ines Papert, Ian Parnell and Simon Yates. There

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Poll: New Apron Descent Trail

The SAS is proposing a potential new lower section of the Apron descent trail. We’d love to hear your opinion on the idea. Click here to learn more and to access our poll.

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Annual General Meeting

The SAS AGM will be held on Thursday August 28th at 7pm at the Squamish Library meeting room. Everyone is welcome; come out and meet our directors, get updates of what we’ve been doing and what we have planned, including work on a greater Squamish climbing stewardship

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VOC Donation

The SAS wants to acknowledge the kind donation by the Varsity Outdoor Club of a variety of field work tools, from handsaws to picks to a generator. These will be added to the SAS tool chest for Squamish Crag Keeper events.

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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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