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Smoke Bluffs Park

SMOKE BLUFFS PARK

 

The Smoke Bluffs close proximity to downtown Squamish and residential property, complex mix of public and private land ownership coupled with great popularity amongst visiting climbers, have long made it one of the area’s toughest access challenges. SAS , and its predecessor organisation, the Squamish Rock Climbers Association, have been working with the various interest groups for more than two decades. The key development was the formal recognition of the area as a municipal park with an explicit climbing objective in 2006. SAS has supplied the chair for the Smoke Bluffs Park advisory committee for most of the period since then.

LATEST NEWS

  • comment on recent Grand Wall boulders incidents
    The Squamish Access Society would like to call attention to two incidents of unfortunate and destructive activity which have recently occured in the Grandwall Boulders. Specifically climbers have been manufacturing holds, and using a blowtorch on the rock. While climbing is a sport in which we are...
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  • Squamish election – SAS questions to successful candidates
    Before the municipal election, SAS asked all of the candidates to answer four questions. About half the candidates responded. Of the seven candidates recently elected to council, five gave responses. The questions and responses are noted below. QUESTIONS 1. Low-cost visitor camping Context. In May 2018 our...
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  • Recent donations and assistance, summer 2018
    SAS is very grateful to the following organisations for generous donations during the summer: Rampage DMM We are also very grateful to Steve Swenson for gifting us copies of his book “Karakoram” for re-sale at the Arcteryx academy event, and also for helping at our booth. Thanks...
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  • Cragkeepers program
    A couple of years ago, SAS began its Cragkeepers program. The objective of the program is to encourage and support self-organised volunteer groups in retro-scrubbing Squamish cliffs that have begun to moss over. Initially we approached Vancouver-based climbing and mountaineering clubs to work on this, but we...
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