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Re-Bolting – Phase 3 is Complete

SAS is happy to announce completion of Phase 3 of our re-bolting efforts. In addition to the already announced efforts the following details the work completed in this phase. As before, every effort was made to minimize visual damage to the rock including pulling existing hardware (rather

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Sea to Sky Gondola – Public Hearing

The Sea to Sky Gondola rezoning application recently received the first two readings at Squamish Council. The next step is a Public Hearing set for Tuesday November 8 at 7:00 pm in Squamish Council Chambers. Please share your opinion at this important meeting and  pass on the

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2011 Annual General Meeting

The SAS is holding their AGM on Sunday, October 23 at 7pm in the Garibaldi Room of the Howe Sound Inn and Brewing Company in Squamish. Everyone, members and non-members, are welcome to attend.  There will be discussion and feedback regarding the Best Practices Guide for Rock

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Falcon Closure Lifted

The Falcon Closure on the Stawamus Chief has now been lifted and all routes are open to climbing.  For more information, please see the BC Parks website.

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2011 Squamish Mountain Festival

The annual Squamish Mountain Festival is almost here!  Join the 5-day celebration starting July 13: clinics, photo contests, trade fair, parties, films, speakers & more.  Check it out and sign up for events here!

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Sea to Sky Gondola Proposal

A gondola has been proposed for the Squamish area, located between the Chief and Shannon Falls.  For more information, please see this article in the Squamish Chief newspaper and the proponent’s website. The SAS has had communication with the proponents and has yet to formalize a position

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Chief Falcon Closure 2011

Click here to view a photo of the Chief depicting the closed areas. OK to Climb Freeway Grand Wall Milk Road/Run Upper Black Dyke Arrowroot Rutabaga Warriors of the Wasteland Java Jive Moving to Montana Deadend Dihedral Sports Illustrated Planet Caravan Do Not Climb Europa/Crap Crags above

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Completion of Phase 2 Re-bolting Initiative

SAS is happy to announce completion of Phase 2 of our re-bolting efforts. In addition to the already announced efforts the following climbs have been re-bolted and/or equipped with Permadraws. Grand Wall Cruel Shoes: suspect lead and belay station bolts and ring/chain anchors installed on all pitches

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Filming Notice

Please note that filming will occur on Clean Corner from 26 to 29 April.  TSBD Productions have requested no climbing below Clean Corner during that time.

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Filming in Murrin Park

The SAS received notice that filming is happening at Pet Wall and surrounding area.  The SAS is investigating the short notice  and nature of these filming activities.  Below is an exerpt of the notice: “Most of our filming activities will be on and around the Petrifying Wall

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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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