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Climbers’ Advisory Group Up & Running

The CRAG is a group of climbers who comprise a committee to represent the greater Squamish climbing public in assisting BC Parks and possibly other agencies in policy regarding management of climbs and climbing affairs. It was established in late 2009 under coordination by the Squamish Access

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K2 Show at the Brew Pub

Canadian climber, Don Bowie, will be presenting a multimedia show on his successful climbing expedition to K2.  At 28,253ft above sea level, K2 is located in Northern Pakistan and is the world’s second highest peak. It is widely considered to be the hardest and most dangerous mountain

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Squamish Official Community Plan – Climbers Input Needed

There are two open houses in Squamish this week to solicit input from the community on the 1st draft of the Official Community Plan. The Official Community Plan will become a bylaw which guides policy direction for Squamish on future development and decisions regarding growth, planning, land

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2009 Squamish Mountain Festival

Greetings Squamish Climbers! The 2009 Squamish Mountain Festival is upon us!  Check out the great line up of events which start this Wednesday August 12th.  There is an amazing line up of speakers and the week is chock full of clinics, films, parties and more. A reminder

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Squamish Climbing Strategy Report

The SAS is both pleased and proud to announce the release of the Squamish Climbing Strategy Report [PDF, 3.1MB].  We’ve been working for some time towards creating a roadmap for a strategic approach to ensure the sustainability of the Squamish climbing experience, both for climbers of today

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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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LATEST NEWS

  • Lower Malamute access situation
    Recently we were asked by a journalist to comment on climbers access to the Lower Malamute, in particular to Clean Crack and other routes nearby. This access issue is a dormant file for SAS. There has been no change for over a decade. Our understanding of the...
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  • SAS Trail days at 2017 Arc’teryx climbing academy
    Trail Day Notice – This Weekend! SAS and CASBC will be holding their annual trail days at Rogues Gallery this Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd July. Please use extra caution if visiting Rogues this weekend as trail crews will be working in multiple locations throughout the climbing...
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  • Chek logging update
    The road building on the Conroy Creek FSR required for logging operations in the area will start on Friday 14th July, several months later than originally advised, and continue 7 days per week.Work sites on the FSR are well beyond the Chek parking lots, but heavy machinery...
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  • development plans proceed at Squamish Adventure Centre parking lot
    District of Squamish have recently approved two leases that will effectively remove the majority of the parking capacity at the Squamish Adventure Centre overflow parking lot. This lot is frequently used by local and visiting climbers for car pool purposes. Squamish Access Society campaigned against one of...
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