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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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Chek campground update

FLNRO have advised us that work on the Chek campground expansion will resume on Monday 23rd October. The main location will be the lower parking lot. There will be some blasting, so the road will need to be closed temporarily at times. Separately FLNRO have confirmed that

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Lower Malamute access situation

Recently we were asked by a journalist to comment on climbers access to the Lower Malamute, in particular to Clean Crack and other routes nearby. This access issue is a dormant file for SAS. There has been no change for over a decade. Our understanding of the

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SAS Trail days at 2017 Arc’teryx climbing academy

Trail Day Notice – This Weekend! SAS and CASBC will be holding their annual trail days at Rogues Gallery this Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd July. Please use extra caution if visiting Rogues this weekend as trail crews will be working in multiple locations throughout the climbing

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Chek logging update

The road building on the Conroy Creek FSR required for logging operations in the area will start on Friday 14th July, several months later than originally advised, and continue 7 days per week.Work sites on the FSR are well beyond the Chek parking lots, but heavy machinery

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development plans proceed at Squamish Adventure Centre parking lot

District of Squamish have recently approved two leases that will effectively remove the majority of the parking capacity at the Squamish Adventure Centre overflow parking lot. This lot is frequently used by local and visiting climbers for car pool purposes. Squamish Access Society campaigned against one of

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Chek campsite update

Contractors have finished phase 1 of the campground expansion at the Cheakamus Canyon Recreation Site. At the upper (main) parking area there are now sixteen campsites with grills, tables and bear-proof storage. Of these five are drive-in and the remainder walk-in (but seconds from the parking area).

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2017 Falcon Closure

There are currently no closures. From the BC Parks website: June 29, 2017: Closure of climbing routes to protect falcons are no longer in effect Juvenile falcons at Stawamus Chief have fledged and are flying well, so climbing routes in the South Gully area of the Chief

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2017 Climbing Season update: camping, parking and other issues

There are several changes that are happening in and around Squamish for the 2017 Climbing Season, particularly with regard to camping and parking. Below we (the Squamish Access Society, SAS) breakdown the general issues (#vanlife, “wild” camping and parking) as well as updates to specific climbing areas.

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Mt Habrich via ferrata proposal

Squamish Access Society learned recently of a proposal to build a Via Ferrata (“VF”) on Mt Habrich. The proponent is Stanley Yntema, a self-described “community organiser” based in Surrey, BC. Mr Yntema is not well-known to the Squamish climbing and mountaineering community and has not sought feedback

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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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