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Climbing Strategy Report

The SAS has recently received a contract by the Ministry of Environment, District of Squamish, and the Sea to Sky Highway Improvement Project to produce a report on climbing in the Squamish region. It will present a comprehensive portrait of current activity, stewardship and management across Stawamus

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Squamish Mountain Festival 2008!

Following on the success of the festival in 2007, the dates for the 2008 Squamish Mountain Festival have been set. The festivities will run from July 16th to July 20th 2008. Planning is already underway and look for details to be unveiled throughout the spring. As was

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Skaha Access Secured!

We are very pleased to be able to report that permanent access to Skaha bluffs has been secured. Thanks to everyone who contributed to the drive to come up with the necessary funds for the purchase of the lands critical to arriving at a long term solution.

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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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Squamish Access Society Tool Chest

With the help of Rona, Climb On and Mountain Equipment Co-op, the SAS has been able to create a significant tool chest for use on trail days. The spades, cutters, pick-axes, etc… are housed at Climb-On and are available for crag/crag trail maintenance upon request and approval

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Reel Rock Tour

On September 1, 2007, Squamish hosted the premier of this year’s Reel Rock Tour. Tommy Caldwell presented slides and footage of his climbing feats in Yosemite, and the film “King Lines” featuring Chris Sharma, and an out-take of “Committed” (about bold British trad lines) were shown. A

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Skaha Update

The following press release refers to an extension granted to the fund raising initiative around Skaha Bluffs: Purchase deadline extended to January 15, 2008 to support funding partners… Due to the complex nature of the funding negotiations for this purchase TLC asked for and received an extension

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Squamish Mountain Festival a Huge Success!

The festival, held from July 13th to the 21st, 2007 was a big success thanks to the many sponsors, volunteers and climbers who supported the week long line up of events. Fun was had by all and the organizers were able to collect a whopping $14,000 for

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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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Neil Bennett: Pivotal Founding Board Member

Neil Bennett, who was one of the founding directors of the SAS, has resigned his post in order to further pursue his survey company’s work. As a founding member of the board, Neil was pivotal in creating the early momentum which brought the SAS into existence. His

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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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