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Smoke Bluffs management plan completed

On 21st March Squamish council voted to adopt a new Management Plan for the Smoke Bluffs Park. Squamish Access Society took a lead role in the development of this plan over the last two years through its representation on the Smoke Bluffs Park Advisory Committee (“SBPAC”). SAS

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Smoke Bluffs Update

Here are some updates on what is new in the Smoke Bluffs Park.  A huge thank you goes out to the Smoke Bluffs Park Committee (SBC), its chair Brian Moorhead, the myriad of volunteers active in the park and the District of Squamish. Final phase of the

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New Trails and Hardware for the Smoke Bluffs

The Smoke Bluff Park Committee, thanks to volunteers, has been busy retrofitting and optimizing several anchors on routes in the Bluffs.  A few examples of the recent work are: Easter Island Mosquito Sphinx’ter Quits Sally five Fingers Wasted Days and Nights Raging Duck Who Needs Bolts Who

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Part of Smoke Bluffs closed for filming on eve of 2008 Squamish Mountain Festival – Clarification of Squamish Access Society position

Sections of the Smoke Bluffs, including Neat and Cool, will be closed to climbing for purposes of commercial filming on the two days prior to the Squamish Mountain Film Fest running July 16th-20th. The SAS has registered its strong opposition with the District to the timing and

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More Smoke Bluffs Trail Work Completed

More trail work at the Smoke Bluffs has been completed. The most recent work has been focused on the eastern part of the Loop Trail. Traditionally this section was, in essence, a dried creek bed (which during wet times became, well, a creek). Significant work has made

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Ongoing Smoke Bluffs Trail Work

Work continues in the Smoke Bluffs Park with substantial upgrades to some of the trails. Climbers will have noticed the new stairs at Octopus Garden this year, and work has already started on the Eastern section of the Loop trail. Improved access due to the investment in

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Redpoint Development

Because of its proximity to the Smoke Bluffs Park, the SAS has formulated an official position on the Redpoint development plans: The Squamish Access Society wishes to express some concerns regarding the Redpoint development currently proposed near the south-west area of the Smoke Bluffs Park. The SAS

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Smoke Bluffs: New Route Development and Retro-Srubbing

There’s been new route development and retro-scrubbing going on. Not all details are readily available, but a good place to start is asking for beta at the Climb-On store in Squamish. A major “pilot” effort in crag maintenance will be going on in the near future (most

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Smoke Bluffs Park Development Committee Up and Rolling

SAS is happy to report that one of our directors, Brian Moorhead, has been elected to chair the newly minted Smoke Bluffs Park Development Committee of Council. Brian will have the benefit of serving with an extremely able and informed committee as listed below. Thanks are due

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Smoke Bluffs: No Closures; Trail Damage and Trail Work

The three-year process of creating a governance, management, and legal framework to establish the Smoke Bluffs as the showcase Municipal Park for Squamish passed an important stage on December 5th when Squamish Council approved the Development Plan prepared by the Planning Group. Coming up in January Squamish

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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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