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SAS Re-bolting Initiative – Phase 2

Building on our previous work, SAS is pleased to announce the completion of phase 2 of our re-bolting initiative. North Walls All anchors on Alaska Highway 11d were replaced including the first rappel off Astro Ledge.  In addition, the old fixed line for the approach to the

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Malamute a part of the Stawamus Chief provincial park!

The B.C. government has reached an agreement to acquire almost 10 hectares of land adjacent to Stawamus Chief Provincial Park, West Vancouver-Sea-to-Sky MLA Joan McIntyre announced today. “This is an important piece of land to the community,” said McIntyre. “Thanks to the excellent work of BC Parks

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2010 Annual General Meeting

The 2010 Squamish Access Society AGM will be held on Sunday, October 3rd at 6pm in the Garabaldi Room of the Howe Sound Inn and Brewing Company in Squamish. It has been a busy year and we need members and non-members alike to make a showing and

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SAS Rebolting Initiative

Compared to other parts of North America, the amount of suspect protection bolts and anchors in the Squamish area is relatively low. Up to now, this rather fortunate state of affairs is the result of legions of volunteers who have contributed their time and money toward this

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SAS Position Re: Legal Sanction on Route Cleaning

Several recent events within the Stawamus Provincial Park have led BC Parks staff and others to ask what actions should be taken to address activities that may lead to damage of existing climbing routes as well as endangerment of the non-climbing public. Specifically, this has been in

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2010 Falcon Closure to be Lifted July 9

We have received news from BC Parks that the 2010 falcon closure we reported on here will be lifted as of July 9 2010.  All previously closed routes are open for climbing as of that date.

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Trail Day During Squamish Mountain Festival

The Squamish Access Society and The Climber Access Society of BC are organizing a trail day during the Squamish Mountain Festival.  The event is held in partnership with Arc’teryx,  Mountain Equipment Co-op and BC Parks. What: a half-day of trail and boulder maintenance and garbage collection Where:

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Squamish Mountain Festival – 10 days and counting!

This year’s festival, which runs July 14th to the 18th, promises to be bigger and better than ever.  Check out the following press release and for more info visit squamishmountainfestival.com. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE International climbing destination hosts Squamish Mountain Festival. Celebrate with Royal Robbins, Barry Blanchard and

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Immediate Falcon Closures

BC Parks has issued a list of climbs that should not be climbed for 2010: Negro Lesbian Europa above pitch 2 Millenium Falcon above pitch 2 The Gauntlet above pitch 2 Supernaut above pitch 2 Planet Caravan above pitch 2 Clean Corner Sports Illustrated Warriors of the

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Smoke Bluffs Update

Here are some updates on what is new in the Smoke Bluffs Park.  A huge thank you goes out to the Smoke Bluffs Park Committee (SBC), its chair Brian Moorhead, the myriad of volunteers active in the park and the District of Squamish. Final phase of the

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LATEST NEWS

  • 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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  • Chek and Cat Lake logging from April 2017
    Do you climb at Chek Canyon and at Cat Lake? You should be aware of a number of industrial activities that are occurring on the Conroy FSR and Culiliton Creek FSR this spring. Areas above Chek Canyon recreation site on the Conroy FSR and along the Culliton...
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  • 2016 Annual Report
    Following on from January’s AGM, the society is making available its 2016 Annual report....
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