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Highway Work Near the Grand Wall Boulders

As highway related work at the Chief “gateway” begins in 2007, the scenario between the current Chief parking lot and the Apron parking lot / Mamquam FSR entrance will unfold. Depending on whether the highway expansion happens on the east or west side, the effect on the

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Access to Sky Pilot / Habrich Area

Status: changed access situation. Access to Mount Habrich and the Sky Pilot area was significantly changed in the Fall of 2006. The Ministry of Forests closed the gate at the entrance of the Stawamus/Indian Forest Service Road due to road damage. Recent scouting by the SAS indicates

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Donation from MEC

The SAS would like to acknowledge Mountain Equipment Coop for their kind donation of 300 1/2″ stainless steel bolts and hangers for anchor replacement and enhancement use. The SAS will consult with the local community for opportunities to put this hardware to good use.

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Skaha Access

We urge those interested in the climbing at Skaha to get the most recent update concerning future access from the Skaha.org website, the Climbers’ Access Society of B.C. website or by emailing: info(at)access-society.ca.

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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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Smoke Bluffs: No Closures; Trail Damage and Trail Work

The three-year process of creating a governance, management, and legal framework to establish the Smoke Bluffs as the showcase Municipal Park for Squamish passed an important stage on December 5th when Squamish Council approved the Development Plan prepared by the Planning Group. Coming up in January Squamish

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Access Update for the Papoose

Work at the Papoose has started in earnest now with blasting occurring regularly between the highway and the cliff. Here is a photo of the current situation (mid-October) on the site. As of late October, we understand significant work has started at the North end of the

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