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SAS joins FMCBC

SAS has joined the Federation of Mountain Clubs of BC as an associate member. There are several reasons.

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Follow-up submission to DoS re west of river access

The following letter was sent to the District of Squamish as a submission to council’s second reading of the 2040 Official Community Plan. ——————————————————————————– “At a board meeting of Squamish Access Society on 18th February, the board voted to continue engagement with the District on the topic

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2017 Report

Following on from January’s AGM, the society is making available its 2017 Annual report.

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New SAS directors

Squamish Access Society is delighted to welcome two new directors, elected at the AGM. Jack Fieldhouse needs little introduction to most Squamish climbers. He grew up here and has been one of the most prolific developers of new boulder problems over the last two decades. More recently

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AGM 2018

The society’s annual general meeting for 2018 will take place at 7pm on Sunday 28th January in the Garibaldi room at the Howe Sound Brewpub, Squamish. The agenda will be as follows: 1) Call to Order 2) Motion to accept last year’s minutes 3) Treasurer’s Report 4)

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Recent donations

Many thanks to the following who have made generous donations to SAS over the last month: ACC Vancouver Mark Olsthoorn

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Murrin Park loop trail video

The Murrin loop trail has been SAS’s largest trail project of the last few years, led by the tireless Brian Moorhead and aided by many volunteer groups. Outdoor Vancouver recently made a short video about hiking the loop trail. We are very grateful to Karl Woll from

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Chek campground update

FLNRO have advised us that work on the Chek campground expansion will resume on Monday 23rd October. The main location will be the lower parking lot. There will be some blasting, so the road will need to be closed temporarily at times. Separately FLNRO have confirmed that

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Lower Malamute access situation

Recently we were asked by a journalist to comment on climbers access to the Lower Malamute, in particular to Clean Crack and other routes nearby. This access issue is a dormant file for SAS. There has been no change for over a decade. Our understanding of the

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SAS Trail days at 2017 Arc’teryx climbing academy

Trail Day Notice – This Weekend! SAS and CASBC will be holding their annual trail days at Rogues Gallery this Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd July. Please use extra caution if visiting Rogues this weekend as trail crews will be working in multiple locations throughout the climbing

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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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