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Squamish Valley Trail

The SAS has been asked to participate on the District of Squamish Select Committee for the Corridor Trail, which will oversee the development of a planned 11 kilometre multi-use trail running roughly parallel to Highway 99 from The Chief to the Depot Road area. The trail will

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Mountaineers’ Soiree

On December 16th, 2006 at Whistler the SAS participated in the annual Mountaineers’ Soiree hosted by the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides and presented by ARC’TERYX. The evening’s events included a silent auction of donated goods and services by the mountain business community and an excellent slide

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Art Gallery Crag Update

Status: closed; further complications to future access. This cliff remains closed due to the proximity of the Squamish Valley Rod & Gun Club outdoor range, which will remain in use for the foreseeable future as they expect to provide the range as a resource for 2010 Olympic

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Squamish Mountain Festival – July 2007

In partnership with ARC’TERYX, The Squamish Film Society, and The Climbers’ Access Society of British Columbia, the Squamish Access Society is excited to be part of this festival planned for July 13-21st, 2007. Two volunteer work days are planned amidst a week of slideshows, film viewings, climbing

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Access Work

During the Climbers’ Access Society of B.C. climbers’ festival staged on the weekend of the 9th and 10th of September, a lot of great on-the-ground work was done at three different areas: Petrifying Wall at Murrin Park, the Smoke Bluffs and ‘The Squaw’. A new set of

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Trail Work

During the Climbers’ Access Society of B.C. climbers’ festival staged on the weekend of the 9th and 10th of September, a lot of great on-the-ground work was done at three different areas: Petrifying Wall at Murrin Park, the Smoke Bluffs and “The Squaw”. A new set of

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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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