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Part of Smoke Bluffs closed for filming on eve of 2008 Squamish Mountain Festival – Clarification of Squamish Access Society position

Sections of the Smoke Bluffs, including Neat and Cool, will be closed to climbing for purposes of commercial filming on the two days prior to the Squamish Mountain Film Fest running July 16th-20th. The SAS has registered its strong opposition with the District to the timing and

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Alpine: Restrictions on Shannon FSR through July 2008

The following information was forwarded to the SAS regarding access on the Shannon FSR: The following road closure may affect hikers and climbers attempting to enter or exit the Stawamus Chief Provincial Park or adjacent areas by way of the Shannon Creek FSR. The Shannon Creek FSR

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Status: New Toilet in Chief Boulders

The SAS has coordinated with BC Parks staff for an additional toilet at the Chief bouldering area. While the current toilets at the existing parking lot will be relocated to the new upper parking lots, the additional toilet location will be on the old highway bed between

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Squaw: A New Name: Slhanay

The Squaw now has a new name, one suggested by the Squamish First Nation: Slhanay. It will be adopted by the various governmental agencies with jurisdiction in the area. Recognizing the undercurrent of implications with the word “Squaw”, some climbers have been working toward a long term

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The Chief: Continued Construction; New Access and Parking

It’s been a long spring in our continued efforts to bring a basic level of appropriate signage and communication to the climbing public from the highway improvement contractor around the status of the current Chief parking lot and new access road to the upper parking lots. We

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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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2008 Squamish Mountain Festival Crag Day

As part of the Squamish Mountain Festival, there will be a Crag Day sponsored by Mountain Equipment Co-op, Squamish Access Society and the Climbers Access Society of BC on Friday July 18th 2008. Meet at the Squamish Adventure Center at 8:30am for coffee, registration and a briefing.

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Papoose New Approach Roughed-In

The original sloped access-point to the Papoose was destroyed by road access improvements to Shannon Falls Provincial Park. The SAS lobbied for remediation, and with the recent opening of the Papoose, we have succeeded in having a new ramp roughed in to generally gain the level of

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Murrin Finally Open

The Murrin Park parking lot is now open. What was to have lasted for a few weeks turned into an almost three month closure of the parking facilities. BC Parks informed the Squamish Access Society on April 25th that the park would be open for the weekend

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Squamish Mountain Festival 2008

The dates of the Squamish Mountain Festival have been changed to Wednesday July 16th -Sunday 20th 2008. Building on last years success this promises to be a blast! There is a superb line up of speakers, films, slideshows, clinics and, of course, parties! Check out the following

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