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More Smoke Bluffs Trail Work Completed

More trail work at the Smoke Bluffs has been completed. The most recent work has been focused on the eastern part of the Loop Trail. Traditionally this section was, in essence, a dried creek bed (which during wet times became, well, a creek). Significant work has made

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Update: Highway Impact on Boulders

In November of 2007, the SAS met with several of the engineers responsible for the highway improvement work being undertaken in the general vicinity of the Chief. The purpose was to inform the engineers of the bouldering resources in the area and to get an indication from

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Skaha Access Secured!

We are very pleased to be able to report that permanent access to Skaha bluffs has been secured. Thanks to everyone who contributed to the drive to come up with the necessary funds for the purchase of the lands critical to arriving at a long term solution.

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Proposed Ski Resort: Garibaldi at Squamish

In the fall of 2007 the Squamish Access Society participated in a meeting between representatives of various mountain and backcountry groups and the proponent of the Garibaldi at Squamish Development (a resort near Brohm Ridge reaching down to Highway 99 and embracing the landscape near both Brohm

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Papoose: A Season Lost

As is evident from the blasting and clearing still going on, the entire season of climbing at the Papoose was lost due to highway construction. Needless to say, the extensions of closure from the first anticipated date of May have been a disappointment. Of course, this was

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New Trail at Base of Apron; Funding for Others

A major new trail is being planned which will connect the Apron parking lot with the old highway trail near the end of the Apron descent trail. The trail will be 6 feet wide and bike friendly, and will start behind the current outhouse at the Apron

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Squamish Access Society Tool Chest

With the help of Rona, Climb On and Mountain Equipment Co-op, the SAS has been able to create a significant tool chest for use on trail days. The spades, cutters, pick-axes, etc… are housed at Climb-On and are available for crag/crag trail maintenance upon request and approval

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Reel Rock Tour

On September 1, 2007, Squamish hosted the premier of this year’s Reel Rock Tour. Tommy Caldwell presented slides and footage of his climbing feats in Yosemite, and the film “King Lines” featuring Chris Sharma, and an out-take of “Committed” (about bold British trad lines) were shown. A

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Skaha Update

The following press release refers to an extension granted to the fund raising initiative around Skaha Bluffs: Purchase deadline extended to January 15, 2008 to support funding partners… Due to the complex nature of the funding negotiations for this purchase TLC asked for and received an extension

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Ongoing Smoke Bluffs Trail Work

Work continues in the Smoke Bluffs Park with substantial upgrades to some of the trails. Climbers will have noticed the new stairs at Octopus Garden this year, and work has already started on the Eastern section of the Loop trail. Improved access due to the investment in

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