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Papoose New Approach Roughed-In

The original sloped access-point to the Papoose was destroyed by road access improvements to Shannon Falls Provincial Park. The SAS lobbied for remediation, and with the recent opening of the Papoose, we have succeeded in having a new ramp roughed in to generally gain the level of

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Papoose Now Open for Climbing

We have received confirmation that the Papoose is now open for climbing, and have asked Parks to have the closure sign removed. The original trail head is now gone but we have an understanding from Kiewit that they will build a new one (which we will most

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Papoose: A Season Lost

As is evident from the blasting and clearing still going on, the entire season of climbing at the Papoose was lost due to highway construction. Needless to say, the extensions of closure from the first anticipated date of May have been a disappointment. Of course, this was

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Access Update for the Papoose

We are working on obtaining the latest news on the Papoose opening delay, now extended into it’s fourth month. It looks like the blasting is in it’s final stages. Unfortunately, negotiations to obtain a partial opening on Fridays and Saturdays during the month of August did not

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The Papoose: Closure extension to mid-July

The closure at the Papoose, due to blasting for the Sea to Sky Highway improvement project, remains in effect. It is taking longer than anticipated to clear that amount of rock, particularly given the recent weather. The SAS met on-site with the project manager on May 10th

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The Papoose: Closed until highway-work blasting is complete (target date: June 2007)

The closure of the Papoose has been extended beyond the earlier anticipated opening time frame of mid-May. Because of the amount of rainfall in February and March, concern over sediment discharge levels into Howe Sound led to highway work interruptions. The actual entrance into Shannon Falls Provincial

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The Papoose: Closed until highway-work blasting is complete (target date: May 2007)

On December 11th, 2006, the SAS met with representatives of the Ministry of Transportation and the highway work contractor regarding ongoing work at the Papoose. While the Papoose has remained nominally open since work began, the schedule of blasting has led to unpredictable timeframes in which the

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Access Update for the Papoose

Work at the Papoose has started in earnest now with blasting occurring regularly between the highway and the cliff. Here is a photo of the current situation (mid-October) on the site. As of late October, we understand significant work has started at the North end of the

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Access to The Papoose

While highway construction at the Papoose is looming, we have not been informed of any permanent closures. When blasting begins, the current news from the contractor is that appropriate signage will be placed at the entrance way concerning the access situation. The newest way in to the

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Access to the Papoose

While highway construction at the Papoose is looming, we have not been informed of any permanent closures. When blasting begins, the current news from the contractor is that appropriate signage will be placed at the entrance way concerning the access situation. The newest way in to the

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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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