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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

  • Recent donations and assistance
    SAS is very grateful to Varsity Outdoor Club for an extremely generous donation. Thanks also to staff at MEC headquarters who helped us raise significant funds and new membership sign-ups at the Tommy Caldwell lecture event last month. Thanks also for online donations so far in 2018...
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  • 2018 Falcon Closure
    See BC Parks closure notice here. Closed routes include Alaska Highway, The Calling, Gone Surfin’, The Ron Zalko Workout, and the Astro Ledge between the top of Alaska Highway and the bottom of Gone Surfin’....
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  • New bus service linking Squamish “south parks”
    A seasonal bus service linking the Squamish “south parks” is starting on June 16th. SAS encourages climbers to use this service if it is convenient for them, rather than driving, as parking at the Chief and Shannon Falls is very constrained in peak season....
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  • SAS VP Brian Moorhead is BC Parks Volunteer of the Year
    BC Parks have recognised Squamish Access Society vice-president Brian Moorhead as their 2017 “Volunteer of the Year“. Along with society secretary, Todd Gerhart, Brian is one of the two members of SAS’s board who have served since the society’s inception. Brian’s award primarily recognises his work at...
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