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The Papoose: Closed until highway-work blasting is complete (target date: May 2007)

On December 11th, 2006, the SAS met with representatives of the Ministry of Transportation and the highway work contractor regarding ongoing work at the Papoose. While the Papoose has remained nominally open since work began, the schedule of blasting has led to unpredictable timeframes in which the

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Comic Rocks: access restored with changes

On Dec. 11th the SAS met with representatives of the Ministry of Transportation and the highway work contractor; in subsequent emails it was confirmed that the access ramp would be paved by late June 2007 and efforts would be made, at a minimum, to construct and grade

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Access to South Gully / Rock On

In the fall of 2006, significant rainfall led to the Mamquam FSR being temporarily blocked by debris flows originating from the South Gully area and near the Sheriff’s Badge (just north of the Angel’s Crest trail). The final section of the approach to the Rock On area

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Present Parking and Entrance at The Chief

The Sea to Sky Improvements website shows the current conceptual plan of how the Chief gateway will look once the highway work being planned is done (along with additional plans for Murrin Provincial Park and Shannon Falls Provincial Park). To note are the protected T interchange to

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Parking Update for Chek

The recent considerable amount of snow left the Conroy Creek Forest Service Road blocked by plow debris. Parking even at the side of highway was difficult. The gravel pit opposite The Rehab Project and Ripple Tower now serves as the new salt-shed for the highway maintenance crews.

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Highway Work Near the Grand Wall Boulders

As highway related work at the Chief “gateway” begins in 2007, the scenario between the current Chief parking lot and the Apron parking lot / Mamquam FSR entrance will unfold. Depending on whether the highway expansion happens on the east or west side, the effect on the

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Access to Sky Pilot / Habrich Area

Status: changed access situation. Access to Mount Habrich and the Sky Pilot area was significantly changed in the Fall of 2006. The Ministry of Forests closed the gate at the entrance of the Stawamus/Indian Forest Service Road due to road damage. Recent scouting by the SAS indicates

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Donation from MEC

The SAS would like to acknowledge Mountain Equipment Coop for their kind donation of 300 1/2″ stainless steel bolts and hangers for anchor replacement and enhancement use. The SAS will consult with the local community for opportunities to put this hardware to good use.

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Skaha Access

We urge those interested in the climbing at Skaha to get the most recent update concerning future access from the Skaha.org website, the Climbers’ Access Society of B.C. website or by emailing: info(at)access-society.ca.

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Squamish Valley Trail

The SAS has been asked to participate on the District of Squamish Select Committee for the Corridor Trail, which will oversee the development of a planned 11 kilometre multi-use trail running roughly parallel to Highway 99 from The Chief to the Depot Road area. The trail will

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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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