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Access to The Papoose

While highway construction at the Papoose is looming, we have not been informed of any permanent closures. When blasting begins, the current news from the contractor is that appropriate signage will be placed at the entrance way concerning the access situation. The newest way in to the

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Access to Murrin Park

The present access situation in the Murrin Park canyon is focussed on the Nightmare Rock area. The highway in front of Nightmare is to be a new merging zone where four traffic lanes from the north merge into the existing two lanes through the middle of the

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Access to The Malamute

Although climbers have been active on the Malamute for over 40 years, it presents climbers today with the most high profile and complex access situation in the entire region. The Malamute can be considered as two separate areas; upper and lower, each with a different set of

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Access to Gonzales Creek

The parking area is just north of the bridge Peter Kiewit Sons’ have been constructing this last few months. Unfortunately, due to lack of signage, close to a de facto closure is in effect because of the pylons and heavy machinery moving about; not exactly welcoming. But

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Access to Comic Rocks

This area has now had a de facto closure affecting it for some months due to highway construction The work seems to be near completion. The original parking spot (at the entrance of the access road which led off the highway) is currently filled with gravel and

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Access to The Chief

As of summer 2006, no access changes have yet occurred at the Chief as a result of the Highway 99 upgrade. However, major changes to the Chief frontcountry are upcoming, starting later this year or in early 2007 when Peter Kiewit Sons’ begins construction in that area.

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Access to the Papoose

While highway construction at the Papoose is looming, we have not been informed of any permanent closures. When blasting begins, the current news from the contractor is that appropriate signage will be placed at the entrance way concerning the access situation. The newest way in to the

Read more

Access to Comic Rocks

This area has now had a de facto closure affecting it for some months due to highway construction The work seems to be near completion. The original parking spot (at the entrance of the access road which led off the highway) is currently filled with gravel and

Read more

Access to The Chief

As of summer 2006, no access changes have yet occurred at the Chief as a result of the Highway 99 upgrade. However, major changes to the Chief frontcountry are upcoming, starting later this year or in early 2007 when Peter Kiewit & Sons’ begins construction in that

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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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