Subscribe

Rampage charity bouldering competition

Squamish Access Society recently met with organisers of the Rampage charity bouldering competition, which takes place for a third consecutive year in 2016. Reasons for the meeting included concerns about the impact of the event and the invoking of SAS’s name in Rampage’s interactions with key counter-parties like District of Squamish and BC Parks. Following the meeting it was agreed that Emilisa Frirdich, a SAS director, would join Rampage’s planning committee, and that Rampage should fund-raise purely for the Climb and Conquer charity, and not for SAS (charitable proceeds were shared previously).

Subsequent to the meeting, SAS surveyed the membership to check attitudes to Rampage. Key results of this survey were 1. members are mostly neutral-to-favourably inclined toward the event but 2. members have numerous concerns about the event’s impact. These results support SAS decision to engage with Rampage constructively with a view to encourage changes that would reduce impacts, rather than wholly disassociate from the event.

Results of the survey are summarised here.

Leave a Reply

LATEST NEWS

  • 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...
    Read more
  • 2016 Annual Report
    Following on from January’s AGM, the society is making available its 2016 Annual report....
    Read more
  • Luke Zimmerman joins SAS board
    Squamish Access Society is pleased to announce that prolific local boulderer Luke Zimmerman has agreed to join the board. He was elected to the board at yesterday’s AGM. Luke’s involvement with SAS will help improve the society’s communication with the bouldering community and start new initiatives that address...
    Read more
  • 2017 AGM
    The society’s annual general meeting for 2017 will take place at 7pm on the 8th January in the Garibaldi room at the Howe Sound Brewpub, Squamish....
    Read more