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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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The Chief: Continued Construction; New Access and Parking

It’s been a long spring in our continued efforts to bring a basic level of appropriate signage and communication to the climbing public from the highway improvement contractor around the status of the current Chief parking lot and new access road to the upper parking lots. We

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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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