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Smoke Bluff Management Plan
Agreement between climbers (and other park users) and District of Squamish on management of the park. Released 2017 (PDF, 0.7MB).

Best Practices Guide For Rock Climbing Route Development
Further agreement between climbers and BC Parks on climber conduct, especially regarding new route development. Released 2012 (PDF, 2.3MB).


Squamish Climbing Strategy Report

Released 2009 (PDF, 3.1MB).

BC Parks – Chief Master Plan
The Master Plan of 1997 that determines how the park is run.

BC Parks – Chief Rockclimbing Strategy – 1999
The agreement between climbers and BC Parks over how climbers can conduct themselves on the rock. Needs a revamp.

The Rogues Gallery Risk Analysis Report
The spring 2004 SAS/CASBC sponsored report by Pierre Friele that sets out the case as to why climbers at Rogue’s Gallery are not under risk from the Garibaldi Barrier collapse.

Highway 99 Upgrade – The Rockclimbers Perspective
The report of January 2004 by Kevin McLane that first brought rockclimbing issues to the attention of the Sea to Sky Highway Upgrade team.

Highway 99 Upgrade – Socio-economic Impacts on Climbing
The District of Squamish position paper of spring 2004 that sets out the economic case for protecting its rockclimbing assets through the Highway upgrade, and determines the benefit of climbing to be currently at $20 million a year.

Squamish River Pedestrian Crossing Study 1998
Study commissioned by District of Squamish considering options for a pedestrian crossing of the Squamish River, in consideration of climbing and alpine access.

LATEST NEWS

  • Statement regarding Murrin land transfer
    In light of recent media attention, and after consultation with the District of Squamish and the Ministry of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation, the board members of the Squamish Access Society (“SAS”) would like to make a public statement about SAS’s position on land transfers from the Crown...
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  • 2019 Anchor replacement program
    The following anchors were replaced in 2019: Murrin Pet Wall area – Captive eye steel lower off biners added to: Audience with the Emperor 5.11c Elastic Man 5.11b Pleasant Pheasent 5.11a Food Frenzy 5.11b The Burglar (lakeside wall) 5.10c Lakeside Wall  Bachelor Life Memorial Arete  5.9 –...
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  • Chek film shoot 7th – 30th August
    SAS has been asked to share the following statement: “Starting in the second week of August, a film company will be preparing for filming on Conroy FSR at Cheakamus Canyon. The area they are applying to occupy is north of the main parking lot.  They are in...
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  • Uncertain future for Murrin
    The BC provincial government is in the process of transferring several crown land parcels to Squamish Nation as part of the Squamish Nation’s agreement with Woodfibre LNG. An agreement between the parties was reached in March 2019. In May 2019, SAS learned that one of the land...
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