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Route Cleaning Alert

Due to some very close calls over the last few months, route cleaning (in particular on the Chief) has become a matter of deep concern for the SAS and BC parks.  There have been instances of intentionally trundled debris coming very close to hitting people at the

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Climbers’ Advisory Group Up & Running

The CRAG is a group of climbers who comprise a committee to represent the greater Squamish climbing public in assisting BC Parks and possibly other agencies in policy regarding management of climbs and climbing affairs. It was established in late 2009 under coordination by the Squamish Access

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K2 Show at the Brew Pub

Canadian climber, Don Bowie, will be presenting a multimedia show on his successful climbing expedition to K2.  At 28,253ft above sea level, K2 is located in Northern Pakistan and is the world’s second highest peak. It is widely considered to be the hardest and most dangerous mountain

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Olympic FSR Closures in the Squamish Area

There will be some Forest Service Road closures during the Olympics.  Click here to view the notice from the Squamish Forest District office.

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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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LATEST NEWS

  • 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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  • 2019 Falcon Closure
    See BC Parks closure notice here. Closed routes include upper parts of Planet Caravan and Warriors of the Wasteland (above pitch 4 on Planet Caravan and above pitch 3 on Warriors of the Wasteland).   UPDATE: closure was lifted on 1 August...
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  • definitive map of Murrin Loop trail system
    SAS is pleased to share a definitive map of the Murrin Loop Trail system. The trail is rapidly becoming one of Squamish’s favourite hikes, and, of course, links the growing number of developed cliffs in the area. Brian Moorhead’s work on the trail over many years was described...
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