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Stawamus Chief Provincial Park

STAWAMUS CHIEF PROVINCIAL PARK

 

SAS has had a long relationship with BC Parks advocating on behalf of climbers on the Chief. One important recent policy change, that SAS influenced, was seasonal nesting restriction based on actual raptor observation rather than a rigid ban each year on the same physical location. SAS also worked with BC Parks to create the Best Practices Guide for new route development in the park, which since been adopted elsewhere. The Chief is of course also a key location for SAS’s ongoing Fixed Anchor replacement work.

In earlier years SAS has influenced policy toward the climbers campground at the Chief. In 2004 SAS played a leading role in defeating the proposal to build a gondola to the summit of the Chief.

LATEST NEWS

  • 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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  • 2019 Falcon Closure
    See BC Parks closure notice here. Closed routes include upper parts of Planet Caravan and Warriors of the Wasteland (above pitch 4 on Planet Caravan and above pitch 3 on Warriors of the Wasteland).   UPDATE: closure was lifted on 1 August...
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