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Archive for the Boulders Category

Chief Parking Lot

On the cusp of a beautiful weekend, the SAS would like to confirm with the climbing public that the parking at the Chief is in fact currently open.  The lack of signage and preparation for paving no doubt leave a different impression, especially to visitors.   The old

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Filming to take place in the Chief Boulders

The SAS has learned that filming will occur in the Kacodemon area April 6-8, 2009. Read the notice: Filming Notice – April 2009.

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Status: New Toilet in Chief Boulders

The SAS has coordinated with BC Parks staff for an additional toilet at the Chief bouldering area. While the current toilets at the existing parking lot will be relocated to the new upper parking lots, the additional toilet location will be on the old highway bed between

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Update: Highway Impact on Boulders

In November of 2007, the SAS met with several of the engineers responsible for the highway improvement work being undertaken in the general vicinity of the Chief. The purpose was to inform the engineers of the bouldering resources in the area and to get an indication from

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Highway Work Near Boulders

Highway work near the Drive By and Dump boulders is imminent. Current flagging indicates the limit of intended brush clearing and orange stakes indicate the location of the toe of the slope of the new highway bed. Some boulders will be affected as they lie within the

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Commercial Filming at Kacodemon

There will be a commercial film shoot in the Chief boulders just after the Thanksgiving long weekend of Oct 6-8th 2007. The area affected is generally the Kacodemon area, with the “room” (of The Singularity, Silent Menace and Dream Catcher fame) and the area near ATD most

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Highway Work Near the Grand Wall Boulders

As highway related work at the Chief “gateway” begins in 2007, the scenario between the current Chief parking lot and the Apron parking lot / Mamquam FSR entrance will unfold. Depending on whether the highway expansion happens on the east or west side, the effect on the

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Access to the Boulders

At the Chief, there have been some issues in the recent past around access during times when commercial filming has been allowed in the park, in particular, the bouldering areas. Currently, there are no known plans for interrupted access, although the timeline for notice of filming is

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Access to the Boulders

At the Chief, there have been some issues in the recent past around access during times when commercial filming has been allowed in the park, in particular, the bouldering areas. Currently, there are no known plans for interrupted access, although the timeline for notice of filming is

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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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