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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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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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LATEST NEWS

  • 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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