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The Land Conservancy of British Columbia (TLC)

Many of you will have heard about the TLC in the context of the most recent Skaha initiative or know of them from their pivotal involvement in the Gondola saga in Squamish (they secured the gravel pit land against future similar development). Because of the great work

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SAS Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting of the Squamish Access Society will be held on June 3rd, 2007. This will be our first AGM. It will take place at 5pm in the Garibaldi Room at the Howe Sound Inn and Brewing Co, 37801 Cleveland Ave. Squamish. See you there!

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Donation from MEC

The SAS would like to acknowledge Mountain Equipment Coop for their kind donation of 300 1/2″ stainless steel bolts and hangers for anchor replacement and enhancement use. The SAS will consult with the local community for opportunities to put this hardware to good use.

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Skaha Access

We urge those interested in the climbing at Skaha to get the most recent update concerning future access from the Skaha.org website, the Climbers’ Access Society of B.C. website or by emailing: info(at)access-society.ca.

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Squamish Valley Trail

The SAS has been asked to participate on the District of Squamish Select Committee for the Corridor Trail, which will oversee the development of a planned 11 kilometre multi-use trail running roughly parallel to Highway 99 from The Chief to the Depot Road area. The trail will

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Mountaineers’ Soiree

On December 16th, 2006 at Whistler the SAS participated in the annual Mountaineers’ Soiree hosted by the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides and presented by ARC’TERYX. The evening’s events included a silent auction of donated goods and services by the mountain business community and an excellent slide

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Art Gallery Crag Update

Status: closed; further complications to future access. This cliff remains closed due to the proximity of the Squamish Valley Rod & Gun Club outdoor range, which will remain in use for the foreseeable future as they expect to provide the range as a resource for 2010 Olympic

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Squamish Mountain Festival – July 2007

In partnership with ARC’TERYX, The Squamish Film Society, and The Climbers’ Access Society of British Columbia, the Squamish Access Society is excited to be part of this festival planned for July 13-21st, 2007. Two volunteer work days are planned amidst a week of slideshows, film viewings, climbing

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Access Work

During the Climbers’ Access Society of B.C. climbers’ festival staged on the weekend of the 9th and 10th of September, a lot of great on-the-ground work was done at three different areas: Petrifying Wall at Murrin Park, the Smoke Bluffs and ‘The Squaw’. A new set of

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Trail Work

During the Climbers’ Access Society of B.C. climbers’ festival staged on the weekend of the 9th and 10th of September, a lot of great on-the-ground work was done at three different areas: Petrifying Wall at Murrin Park, the Smoke Bluffs and “The Squaw”. A new set of

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LATEST NEWS

  • 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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  • 2019 Falcon Closure
    See BC Parks closure notice here. Closed routes include upper parts of Planet Caravan and Warriors of the Wasteland (above pitch 4 on Planet Caravan and above pitch 3 on Warriors of the Wasteland)....
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  • definitive map of Murrin Loop trail system
    SAS is pleased to share a definitive map of the Murrin Loop Trail system. The trail is rapidly becoming one of Squamish’s favourite hikes, and, of course, links the growing number of developed cliffs in the area. Brian Moorhead’s work on the trail over many years was described...
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  • SAS position on proposed District of Squamish camping bylaw
    On April 9th, District of Squamish council voted that draft bylaw 2679 proceed to the three readings needed for formal adoption. The effect of the bylaw will be to change the legal status of “crown land camping” within the municipal boundary, with two exempt areas. As SAS...
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