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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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Welcome New Directors

The SAS is pleased to welcome two new Directors to the board, Jeremy Smith and Charlie Harrison.  Both Squamish locals are heavily engaged in climbing and bring added perspective to the advocacy cause.

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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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Access Pan America

A broad and as-yet loosely connected network of western hemisphere access groups is meeting for the first time this year at the Squamish Mountain Festival.  Climbers from South America to Canada will take part in a number of discussions and forums to discuss the potential for the

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LATEST NEWS

  • 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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  • AGM 2019
    The society’s annual general meeting for 2019 will take place at 7pm on Sunday 27th January in the community room at Ground Up, Squamish. The agenda will be as follows: 1) Call to Order 2) Motion to accept last year’s minutes 3) Treasurer’s Report 4) 2017 SAS...
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  • new bylaws for AGM
    The attached new bylaws will be voted on at the 27th January 2019 AGM. Proposed bylaws...
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  • SAS position on Squamish Canyon project
    SAS has been asked by news media on several occasions to comment on the Squamish Canyon tourist destination project. As a climbing advocacy group we look at land-use proposals in Squamish purely in terms of: direct impact on climbing assets within the proposed area indirect impacts on...
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