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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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2018 letter to Dos re summer camping

Squamish Access Society often finds itself caught between the legitimate desire of summer visitors to camp close to the climbing and the equally legitimate concerns of residents about the locations some campers are choosing. We would like to see government agencies adopt a coordinated proactive strategy that

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SAS joins FMCBC

SAS has joined the Federation of Mountain Clubs of BC as an associate member. There are several reasons.

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Follow-up submission to DoS re west of river access

The following letter was sent to the District of Squamish as a submission to council’s second reading of the 2040 Official Community Plan. ——————————————————————————– “At a board meeting of Squamish Access Society on 18th February, the board voted to continue engagement with the District on the topic

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2017 Report

Following on from January’s AGM, the society is making available its 2017 Annual report.

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New SAS directors

Squamish Access Society is delighted to welcome two new directors, elected at the AGM. Jack Fieldhouse needs little introduction to most Squamish climbers. He grew up here and has been one of the most prolific developers of new boulder problems over the last two decades. More recently

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AGM 2018

The society’s annual general meeting for 2018 will take place at 7pm on Sunday 28th January in the Garibaldi room at the Howe Sound Brewpub, Squamish. The agenda will be as follows: 1) Call to Order 2) Motion to accept last year’s minutes 3) Treasurer’s Report 4)

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Recent donations

Many thanks to the following who have made generous donations to SAS over the last month: ACC Vancouver Mark Olsthoorn

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Murrin Park loop trail video

The Murrin loop trail has been SAS’s largest trail project of the last few years, led by the tireless Brian Moorhead and aided by many volunteer groups. Outdoor Vancouver recently made a short video about hiking the loop trail. We are very grateful to Karl Woll from

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  • new bylaws for AGM
    The attached new bylaws will be voted on at the 27th January 2019 AGM. Proposed bylaws...
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  • SAS position on Squamish Canyon project
    SAS has been asked by news media on several occasions to comment on the Squamish Canyon tourist destination project. As a climbing advocacy group we look at land-use proposals in Squamish purely in terms of: direct impact on climbing assets within the proposed area indirect impacts on...
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  • Grand wall boulders trail work
    SAS is pleased to announce the construction of cedar fencing in the Grand Wall boulders. With the growing popularity of bouldering, there has been an increase in the number of climbers frequenting this area. Many of these climbers are wandering off trail, causing unnecessary impact. The purpose...
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  • 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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