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Mountaineers’ Soiree

On December 16th, 2006 at Whistler the SAS participated in the annual Mountaineers’ Soiree hosted by the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides and presented by ARC’TERYX. The evening’s events included a silent auction of donated goods and services by the mountain business community and an excellent slide

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Art Gallery Crag Update

Status: closed; further complications to future access. This cliff remains closed due to the proximity of the Squamish Valley Rod & Gun Club outdoor range, which will remain in use for the foreseeable future as they expect to provide the range as a resource for 2010 Olympic

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Squamish Mountain Festival – July 2007

In partnership with ARC’TERYX, The Squamish Film Society, and The Climbers’ Access Society of British Columbia, the Squamish Access Society is excited to be part of this festival planned for July 13-21st, 2007. Two volunteer work days are planned amidst a week of slideshows, film viewings, climbing

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Smoke Bluffs: No Closures; Trail Damage and Trail Work

The three-year process of creating a governance, management, and legal framework to establish the Smoke Bluffs as the showcase Municipal Park for Squamish passed an important stage on December 5th when Squamish Council approved the Development Plan prepared by the Planning Group. Coming up in January Squamish

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Access Update for the Papoose

Work at the Papoose has started in earnest now with blasting occurring regularly between the highway and the cliff. Here is a photo of the current situation (mid-October) on the site. As of late October, we understand significant work has started at the North end of the

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Access to Comic Rocks

The new four lane stretch between Furry Creek and Comic Rocks is now partially complete. Concrete barrier dividers now prevent any southbound traffic from entering the future right-in & right-out planned entrance, or the current optimum parking spot of Britannia Forest Service Road several hundred meters to

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Trail Work

On Sunday, October 15th, eleven individuals from the community of Furry Creek and the BCMC donated approximately 40 hours of trail clearing in less than clement conditions – in fact it was pouring. Thanks to all those involved in helping maintain a trail system to an area

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State of Smoke Bluffs Park Initiative

An article in the Chief newspaper, ‘20-year Smoke Bluffs Park odyssey almost a reality‘ speaks to the state of the Smoke Bluffs Park initiative to date. Much work is still continuing behind the scenes.

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Access Work

During the Climbers’ Access Society of B.C. climbers’ festival staged on the weekend of the 9th and 10th of September, a lot of great on-the-ground work was done at three different areas: Petrifying Wall at Murrin Park, the Smoke Bluffs and ‘The Squaw’. A new set of

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Access to Rogue’s Gallery

Despite the heavy construction presence in the area, parking and climbing at Rogue’s has remained open throughout. In the absence of signage indicating otherwise, climbers should continue to use whichever areas are free in the old parking zone. We commend the contractor, Peter Kiewit Sons’, for their

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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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