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Annual General Meeting 2012

The Squamish Access Society’s annual general meeting is set for Sunday, October 21st at the Garibaldi Room in the Howe Sound Inn and Brewpub. The meeting is from 7:00pm to 9:00pm and will update interested members on the SAS’s accomplishments over the past year, as well as

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Smoke Bluffs Update

SAS continues to have strong representation on the the Smoke Bluff Park Advisory Committee of Council with Brian Moorhead serving as Chair. The following trail work has been completed in the last 12 months….. LUMBERLAND TRAIL which provides quick access via Crag X and Lumberland to the

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Re-Bolting – Phase 3 is Complete

SAS is happy to announce completion of Phase 3 of our re-bolting efforts. In addition to the already announced efforts the following details the work completed in this phase. As before, every effort was made to minimize visual damage to the rock including pulling existing hardware (rather

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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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2011 Squamish Mountain Festival

The annual Squamish Mountain Festival is almost here!  Join the 5-day celebration starting July 13: clinics, photo contests, trade fair, parties, films, speakers & more.  Check it out and sign up for events here!

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Sea to Sky Gondola Proposal

A gondola has been proposed for the Squamish area, located between the Chief and Shannon Falls.  For more information, please see this article in the Squamish Chief newspaper and the proponent’s website. The SAS has had communication with the proponents and has yet to formalize a position

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New Climbing Area Information Shared: Area 44

Two Vancouver area climbers Donn Cann & Andre Lechner have advised SAS of their efforts to develop a completely new climbing area fifteen minutes north of Squamish.  At this time they have developed approximately forty sport climbs mostly in the sub 5.11 range. Please check Marc Bourdon’s

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SAS Re-bolting Initiative – Phase 2

Building on our previous work, SAS is pleased to announce the completion of phase 2 of our re-bolting initiative. North Walls All anchors on Alaska Highway 11d were replaced including the first rappel off Astro Ledge.  In addition, the old fixed line for the approach to the

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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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2010 Annual General Meeting

The 2010 Squamish Access Society AGM will be held on Sunday, October 3rd at 6pm in the Garabaldi Room of the Howe Sound Inn and Brewing Company in Squamish. It has been a busy year and we need members and non-members alike to make a showing and

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LATEST NEWS

  • 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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  • Squamish election – SAS questions to successful candidates
    Before the municipal election, SAS asked all of the candidates to answer four questions. About half the candidates responded. Of the seven candidates recently elected to council, five gave responses. The questions and responses are noted below. QUESTIONS 1. Low-cost visitor camping Context. In May 2018 our...
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  • Recent donations and assistance, summer 2018
    SAS is very grateful to the following organisations for generous donations during the summer: Rampage DMM We are also very grateful to Steve Swenson for gifting us copies of his book “Karakoram” for re-sale at the Arcteryx academy event, and also for helping at our booth. Thanks...
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  • Cragkeepers program
    A couple of years ago, SAS began its Cragkeepers program. The objective of the program is to encourage and support self-organised volunteer groups in retro-scrubbing Squamish cliffs that have begun to moss over. Initially we approached Vancouver-based climbing and mountaineering clubs to work on this, but we...
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