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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

  • Recent donations and assistance
    SAS is very grateful to Varsity Outdoor Club for an extremely generous donation. Thanks also to staff at MEC headquarters who helped us raise significant funds and new membership sign-ups at the Tommy Caldwell lecture event last month. Thanks also for online donations so far in 2018...
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  • 2018 Falcon Closure
    See BC Parks closure notice here. Closed routes include Alaska Highway, The Calling, Gone Surfin’, The Ron Zalko Workout, and the Astro Ledge between the top of Alaska Highway and the bottom of Gone Surfin’....
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  • New bus service linking Squamish “south parks”
    A seasonal bus service linking the Squamish “south parks” is starting on June 16th. SAS encourages climbers to use this service if it is convenient for them, rather than driving, as parking at the Chief and Shannon Falls is very constrained in peak season....
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  • SAS VP Brian Moorhead is BC Parks Volunteer of the Year
    BC Parks have recognised Squamish Access Society vice-president Brian Moorhead as their 2017 “Volunteer of the Year“. Along with society secretary, Todd Gerhart, Brian is one of the two members of SAS’s board who have served since the society’s inception. Brian’s award primarily recognises his work at...
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