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Sea to Sky Gondola – Public Hearing

The Sea to Sky Gondola rezoning application recently received the first two readings at Squamish Council. The next step is a Public Hearing set for Tuesday November 8 at 7:00 pm in Squamish Council Chambers. Please share your opinion at this important meeting and  pass on the

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2011 Annual General Meeting

The SAS is holding their AGM on Sunday, October 23 at 7pm in the Garibaldi Room of the Howe Sound Inn and Brewing Company in Squamish. Everyone, members and non-members, are welcome to attend.  There will be discussion and feedback regarding the Best Practices Guide for Rock

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2011 Squamish Mountain Festival

The annual Squamish Mountain Festival is almost here!  Join the 5-day celebration starting July 13: clinics, photo contests, trade fair, parties, films, speakers & more.  Check it out and sign up for events here!

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Sea to Sky Gondola Proposal

A gondola has been proposed for the Squamish area, located between the Chief and Shannon Falls.  For more information, please see this article in the Squamish Chief newspaper and the proponent’s website. The SAS has had communication with the proponents and has yet to formalize a position

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Completion of Phase 2 Re-bolting Initiative

SAS is happy to announce completion of Phase 2 of our re-bolting efforts. In addition to the already announced efforts the following climbs have been re-bolted and/or equipped with Permadraws. Grand Wall Cruel Shoes: suspect lead and belay station bolts and ring/chain anchors installed on all pitches

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Filming Notice

Please note that filming will occur on Clean Corner from 26 to 29 April.  TSBD Productions have requested no climbing below Clean Corner during that time.

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Filming in Murrin Park

The SAS received notice that filming is happening at Pet Wall and surrounding area.  The SAS is investigating the short notice  and nature of these filming activities.  Below is an exerpt of the notice: “Most of our filming activities will be on and around the Petrifying Wall

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SAS Statement of Position Regarding Non-standard Fixed Protection

Within the past year, some recent route developments in the Smoke Bluffs park and other climbing areas surrounding Squamish have not adhered to any known bolting standard including  (but not limited to) glue-in galvanized steel u-bolts, modified (shortened) glue-in Fixe bolts installed with non-compatible glue , and

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2010 Annual General Meeting

The 2010 Squamish Access Society AGM will be held on Sunday, October 3rd at 6pm in the Garabaldi Room of the Howe Sound Inn and Brewing Company in Squamish. It has been a busy year and we need members and non-members alike to make a showing and

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Trail Day During Squamish Mountain Festival

The Squamish Access Society and The Climber Access Society of BC are organizing a trail day during the Squamish Mountain Festival.  The event is held in partnership with Arc’teryx,  Mountain Equipment Co-op and BC Parks. What: a half-day of trail and boulder maintenance and garbage collection Where:

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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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