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2016 AGM

The 2016 AGM will take place on Sunday 31st January at Ground Up climbing gym, starting at 7pm.

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SAS Annual General Meeting a Success

The SAS AGM, held last month in Squamish, was a resounding success. Four climbers, and members of the SAS, were the recipients of the door prizes provided by Mountain Equipment Co-op. Thanks to this who came out. Looking forward to seeing you out there on the rock

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Community Clean-Up: Saturday, October 13th

It has come to the attention of the climbing community that the area between the Mamquam Forest Service Road and the Stawamus River, roughly below the trailheads for Angel’s Crest and the Sheriff’s Badge, have been used all summer as an unofficial climbers’ campground. Squamish residents (non-climbers)

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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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  • 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 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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    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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