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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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Join Online Now

You can now join and/or renew your membership with the Squamish Access Society on our Join Us page. The cost to renew is $CDN 5 and the renewal lasts for two years. Your renewal is important for us as it establishes credibility when discussing access issues with

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Falcon Closure

The falcon closure at the Chief is now in effect. The usual climbs in the Dihedrals area are affected. While the window of closure is March 15th to July 31st, signage in the Park was first posted during the week of May 5th. It merits mentioning that

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Climbing Strategy Report

The SAS has recently received a contract by the Ministry of Environment, District of Squamish, and the Sea to Sky Highway Improvement Project to produce a report on climbing in the Squamish region. It will present a comprehensive portrait of current activity, stewardship and management across Stawamus

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Papoose Now Open for Climbing

We have received confirmation that the Papoose is now open for climbing, and have asked Parks to have the closure sign removed. The original trail head is now gone but we have an understanding from Kiewit that they will build a new one (which we will most

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The Chief: open with heavy construction nearby

Despite appearances, the Apron parking lot, the Chief parking lot and access to the upper parking lots and campground remain open. We are working with Parks to mitigate the access challenges created by the on-going construction. We have raised several concerns including: the co-opting of part of

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Chief Parking Lot Construction

The current main parking area looks somewhat like a war-zone, however all access is still maintained. The highway-side parking lot is still open, as are the upper lots near the campground. The SAS will work with the contractor to clarify the status of the parking lots in

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Signs for Apron Trails

As part of the contribution offered by the Sea to Sky Highway Improvement Project to climbing resources within provincial parks used by climbers in the area, the SAS and BC Parks agreed to the merits of some permanent signs at the entrance of the trails which lead

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New Apron Trail

The new trail at the base of the Apron is now complete. While access through the current Apron parking lot is not optimal due to the storage of highway construction material, one can walk uninterrupted from the lot, along the trail, and exit at the junction with

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Squamish Mountain Festival 2008!

Following on the success of the festival in 2007, the dates for the 2008 Squamish Mountain Festival have been set. The festivities will run from July 16th to July 20th 2008. Planning is already underway and look for details to be unveiled throughout the spring. As was

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