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Squamish Mountain Festival 2009

The dates for this year’s festival are August 12th to the 16th.  It promises to be another fantastic time of climbing, parties, clinics, slideshows and more. The presenters this year are Will Stanhope, Peter Croft, Lauren Lee, Audrey Gariepy, Ines Papert, Ian Parnell and Simon Yates. There

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Chief Parking Lot

On the cusp of a beautiful weekend, the SAS would like to confirm with the climbing public that the parking at the Chief is in fact currently open.  The lack of signage and preparation for paving no doubt leave a different impression, especially to visitors.   The old

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Filming to take place in the Chief Boulders

The SAS has learned that filming will occur in the Kacodemon area April 6-8, 2009. Read the notice: Filming Notice – April 2009.

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Welcome to our new website!

We’re in the process of transferring our information over to this new website.  New features will include: Subscribe to our site to receive automatic updates on your favourite climbing areas. Add your own comments to our news posts and read what others have to say. Search the

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Poll: New Apron Descent Trail

The SAS is proposing a potential new lower section of the Apron descent trail. We’d love to hear your opinion on the idea. Click here to learn more and to access our poll.

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Annual General Meeting

The SAS AGM will be held on Thursday August 28th at 7pm at the Squamish Library meeting room. Everyone is welcome; come out and meet our directors, get updates of what we’ve been doing and what we have planned, including work on a greater Squamish climbing stewardship

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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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Alpine: Restrictions on Shannon FSR through July 2008

The following information was forwarded to the SAS regarding access on the Shannon FSR: The following road closure may affect hikers and climbers attempting to enter or exit the Stawamus Chief Provincial Park or adjacent areas by way of the Shannon Creek FSR. The Shannon Creek FSR

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Status: New Toilet in Chief Boulders

The SAS has coordinated with BC Parks staff for an additional toilet at the Chief bouldering area. While the current toilets at the existing parking lot will be relocated to the new upper parking lots, the additional toilet location will be on the old highway bed between

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Squaw: A New Name: Slhanay

The Squaw now has a new name, one suggested by the Squamish First Nation: Slhanay. It will be adopted by the various governmental agencies with jurisdiction in the area. Recognizing the undercurrent of implications with the word “Squaw”, some climbers have been working toward a long term

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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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