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Climbing Strategy Report Presented to District of Squamish

The Squamish Climbing Strategy report of November 2008 was presented to Squamish Council on November 24th by Kevin McLane and Todd Gerhart for the SAS. The 30 minute slide show highlighting key aspects of the report’s findings and recommendations was very well received.  This resulted in Council

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Route Cleaning Alert

Due to some very close calls over the last few months, route cleaning (in particular on the Chief) has become a matter of deep concern for the SAS and BC parks.  There have been instances of intentionally trundled debris coming very close to hitting people at the

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Climbers’ Advisory Group Up & Running

The CRAG is a group of climbers who comprise a committee to represent the greater Squamish climbing public in assisting BC Parks and possibly other agencies in policy regarding management of climbs and climbing affairs. It was established in late 2009 under coordination by the Squamish Access

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Squamish Official Community Plan – Climbers Input Needed

There are two open houses in Squamish this week to solicit input from the community on the 1st draft of the Official Community Plan. The Official Community Plan will become a bylaw which guides policy direction for Squamish on future development and decisions regarding growth, planning, land

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Squamish Mountain Festival 2009

The dates for this year’s festival are August 12th to the 16th.  It promises to be another fantastic time of climbing, parties, clinics, slideshows and more. The presenters this year are Will Stanhope, Peter Croft, Lauren Lee, Audrey Gariepy, Ines Papert, Ian Parnell and Simon Yates. There

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Proposed Ski Resort: Garibaldi at Squamish

In the fall of 2007 the Squamish Access Society participated in a meeting between representatives of various mountain and backcountry groups and the proponent of the Garibaldi at Squamish Development (a resort near Brohm Ridge reaching down to Highway 99 and embracing the landscape near both Brohm

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Proposed Ski & Golf Resort: Garibaldi at Squamish

The Environmental Assessment Office (EAO) has released extensive plans regarding an application for a ski resort on Brohm Ridge. Proposed development will extend from Brohm Ridge to the highway and will include areas close to and around both Brohm and Cat Lakes. Further information is available at

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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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