New SAS directors

Squamish Access Society is delighted to welcome two new directors, elected at the AGM.

Jack Fieldhouse needs little introduction to most Squamish climbers. He grew up here and has been one of the most prolific developers of new boulder problems over the last two decades. More recently he has also been developing new sport cliffs like Neverland and The Distillery. Jack is the only person to have won Golden Scrub Brush Awards for both boulders and routes!

Travis McClinchey joins the SAS board to fill the treasurer role. He has been climbing and traveling part-time since qualifying as a Chartered Accountant in 2011. His travels have taken him to places as diverse as the Lotus Flower Tower and Ceuse. Recently he has also begun developing new routes in Squamish. Travis was treasurer of ACC Vancouver for five years.

At the AGM, outgoing director, Chris Small, was also thanked for his important work for the society over several years. Chris’ contributions have included conceiving and running the Golden Scrub Brush Awards event, major negotiations with BC Timber Sales to reduce impacts from logging at Olesen Creek, Chek and elsewhere, and serving as society president from January 2016.

The current SAS board and roles are listed here.


  • 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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