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2017 AGM

The society’s annual general meeting for 2017 will take place at 7pm on the 8th January in the Garibaldi room at the Howe Sound Brewpub, Squamish.

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annual Stawamus River Clean up  – October 2nd

Help maintain Squamish goodwill towards climbers by helping us clean up the informal camping area along the Stawamus River prior to the fall rains. Bring sturdy footwear and maybe some work gloves. Meet up at Apron Parking Lot at 10 am on Sunday October 2nd.

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2016 Re-bolting initiative phase 1

Circus Area: Completely replaced permadraws on Neutered Bovine, Face The Music, and Fleeing Heifer – by far the highest use permadraws in the area Replaced a few other particularly worn permadraws of Wayward Bovine and Cut to the Chase Face the Music Anchor biners replaced with steel

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Rampage charity bouldering competition

Squamish Access Society recently met with organisers of the Rampage charity bouldering competition, which takes place for a third consecutive year in 2016. Reasons for the meeting included concerns about the impact of the event and the invoking of SAS’s name in Rampage’s interactions with key counter-parties

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Area 44 parking

BCTS has informed SAS that starting in June, log hauling is going to commence 7 days/week on the Swift Creek FSR. The entrance of the Swift Creek FSR has been the traditional parking area for Area 44 and the Pillary. No parking signs have been posted here

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Olesen Creek/ Slhaney logging begins March 1st 2016

The Squamish Access Society has received word that Oceanview Forest Products is going to commence logging TSL A 92860 (aka Block SW 144) on the Stawamus FSR in the saddle between Slhanny and the Chief March 1, 2016. Falling and road building operations will be 7 days

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District of Squamish OCP update

SAS plans to make recommendations to the District of Squamish for its current update to the Official Community Plan. The OCP is focused primarily on land use designation, or “polygons on a map” as a former SAS director described it at the last AGM. If any members,

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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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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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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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