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Falcon Closure Lifted

The Falcon Closure on the Grand Wall of the Stawamus Chief has now been lifted and all routes are open to climbing. For more information, please see the BC Parks website.

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Sea to Sky Gondola – Public Hearing

The Sea to Sky Gondola rezoning application recently received the first two readings at Squamish Council. The next step is a Public Hearing set for Tuesday November 8 at 7:00 pm in Squamish Council Chambers. Please share your opinion at this important meeting and  pass on the

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Falcon Closure Lifted

The Falcon Closure on the Stawamus Chief has now been lifted and all routes are open to climbing.  For more information, please see the BC Parks website.

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Chief Falcon Closure 2011

Click here to view a photo of the Chief depicting the closed areas. OK to Climb Freeway Grand Wall Milk Road/Run Upper Black Dyke Arrowroot Rutabaga Warriors of the Wasteland Java Jive Moving to Montana Deadend Dihedral Sports Illustrated Planet Caravan Do Not Climb Europa/Crap Crags above

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Malamute a part of the Stawamus Chief provincial park!

The B.C. government has reached an agreement to acquire almost 10 hectares of land adjacent to Stawamus Chief Provincial Park, West Vancouver-Sea-to-Sky MLA Joan McIntyre announced today. “This is an important piece of land to the community,” said McIntyre. “Thanks to the excellent work of BC Parks

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SAS Position Re: Legal Sanction on Route Cleaning

Several recent events within the Stawamus Provincial Park have led BC Parks staff and others to ask what actions should be taken to address activities that may lead to damage of existing climbing routes as well as endangerment of the non-climbing public. Specifically, this has been in

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2010 Falcon Closure to be Lifted July 9

We have received news from BC Parks that the 2010 falcon closure we reported on here will be lifted as of July 9 2010.  All previously closed routes are open for climbing as of that date.

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Immediate Falcon Closures

BC Parks has issued a list of climbs that should not be climbed for 2010: Negro Lesbian Europa above pitch 2 Millenium Falcon above pitch 2 The Gauntlet above pitch 2 Supernaut above pitch 2 Planet Caravan above pitch 2 Clean Corner Sports Illustrated Warriors of the

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Falcon Update

The SAS has continued to liaise with Parks on the 2010 Falcon Closure issue. Parks has been monitoring a falcon presence on the Grand Wall to the right of belly good ledge but to date has not confirmed nesting behaviour.  As a result, there are currently (as

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BC Park Trail Improvements

In coordination with the SAS, in 2009 BC Parks completed work on the trail at the base of the Chief.  It is now far easier to navigate the stretch between Rutabega (especially just below the black Dyke area) all the way north to Seasoned in the Sun

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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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