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Squamish Official Community Plan – Climbers Input Needed

There are two open houses in Squamish this week to solicit input from the community on the 1st draft of the Official Community Plan. The Official Community Plan will become a bylaw which guides policy direction for Squamish on future development and decisions regarding growth, planning, land

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2009 Squamish Mountain Festival

Greetings Squamish Climbers! The 2009 Squamish Mountain Festival is upon us!  Check out the great line up of events which start this Wednesday August 12th.  There is an amazing line up of speakers and the week is chock full of clinics, films, parties and more. A reminder

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All Falcon Closures Lifted

We have received word from BC Parks that not only the temporary Grand Wall closure from the top of the Sword to Bellygood is lifted, but as well the usual closure in the Dihedrals. There are no more falcon closures in effect on the Chief. Parks staff

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Grand Wall Falcon Closure

The Squamish Access Society has been notified by BC Parks of a further falcon closure, effective immediately. Part of the Grand Wall is closed: from above the Sword pitch to Bellygood ledge.  The Sword itself is open. We have confirmed that at least one notice (at the

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Squamish Climbing Strategy Report

The SAS is both pleased and proud to announce the release of the Squamish Climbing Strategy Report [PDF, 3.1MB].  We’ve been working for some time towards creating a roadmap for a strategic approach to ensure the sustainability of the Squamish climbing experience, both for climbers of today

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Falcon Closure

The 2009 Falcon closure is in effect.  Posters have been posted in the park.  We are working with Parks to confirm the restrictions in the area when it comes to the bottom of certain climbs being within limits, such as Europa.  We will also be requesting an

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Membership and Membership Renewals

Membership in the society is $10 for two years and is renewable on a two year basis for $5.  You can sign up or renew on line here or fill in forms at Climb On or Valhalla Pure in Squamish. Membership remains up to a year after

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Dog Enforcement at the Chief

In 2008 additional signage regarding park policy on dogs was posted at several trail heads in the Chief boulders.  It was the first step by Parks to communicate a ramp-up in enforcement of the on-leash rule.  With the huge increase of users since the late 1990s, Parks

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Survey on Climbers’ Access in Canada

Help shape the future of Canadian climbers’ access and be in the running to win a free Maxim rope! The National Climbers Access Initiative encourages everyone who cares about access to Canada’s boulders, crags, ice and mountains to complete a brief web-based survey designed to help determine

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BC Parks Trail Work Update

BC Parks, in consultation with the SAS and assistance from the Sea-to-Sky Highway project, have upgraded several approach trails.  One deserving call-out is the trail to Shannon Falls and Gobsmacking, as this has been in pretty bad shape for some time.  Another area that has received attention

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LATEST NEWS

  • SAS position on proposed District of Squamish camping bylaw
    On April 9th, District of Squamish council voted that draft bylaw 2679 proceed to the three readings needed for formal adoption. The effect of the bylaw will be to change the legal status of “crown land camping” within the municipal boundary, with two exempt areas. As SAS...
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  • Recent donations and assistance, winter 2019
    SAS is very grateful to the following organisations and individuals for donations over the last six months: Ian Quigley Sophie LaMarre Manouane Deschenes Climb On James Bourgeois Vincent Beasse Connor Clark Liam Hornby We would especially like to thank Counterpart Coffee for an unexpected and very generous...
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  • 2018 Report
    Following on from January’s AGM, the society is making available its 2018 Annual report....
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  • Founding director Todd Gerhart leaves SAS board
        Todd Gerhart resigned from the SAS board in November last year, citing increased time pressure at work (he is a senior federal lawyer) and other personal commitments. He had been on the board of the society continuously since its foundation in 2004, occupying both the...
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