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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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Access to The Papoose

While highway construction at the Papoose is looming, we have not been informed of any permanent closures. When blasting begins, the current news from the contractor is that appropriate signage will be placed at the entrance way concerning the access situation. The newest way in to the

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Access to Murrin Park

The present access situation in the Murrin Park canyon is focussed on the Nightmare Rock area. The highway in front of Nightmare is to be a new merging zone where four traffic lanes from the north merge into the existing two lanes through the middle of the

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Access to The Malamute

Although climbers have been active on the Malamute for over 40 years, it presents climbers today with the most high profile and complex access situation in the entire region. The Malamute can be considered as two separate areas; upper and lower, each with a different set of

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Access to Gonzales Creek

The parking area is just north of the bridge Peter Kiewit Sons’ have been constructing this last few months. Unfortunately, due to lack of signage, close to a de facto closure is in effect because of the pylons and heavy machinery moving about; not exactly welcoming. But

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Access to Comic Rocks

This area has now had a de facto closure affecting it for some months due to highway construction The work seems to be near completion. The original parking spot (at the entrance of the access road which led off the highway) is currently filled with gravel and

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Access to The Chief

As of summer 2006, no access changes have yet occurred at the Chief as a result of the Highway 99 upgrade. However, major changes to the Chief frontcountry are upcoming, starting later this year or in early 2007 when Peter Kiewit Sons’ begins construction in that area.

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Access to the Papoose

While highway construction at the Papoose is looming, we have not been informed of any permanent closures. When blasting begins, the current news from the contractor is that appropriate signage will be placed at the entrance way concerning the access situation. The newest way in to the

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LATEST NEWS

  • 20 March – COVID-19 Update
    The Squamish Access Society is committed to the fight against COVID-19. As such we have echoed the best practices put forward by the provincial health authorities to mitigate the risk of spreading the novel coronavirus. We trust the climbing community are following provincial guidelines including social distancing, self-isolation, hygiene, not travelling, and reducing risk in all their activities to...
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  • Climbing & COVID-19
    SAS would like to take this opportunity to encourage climbers to protect each other and our wider communities by bearing the following in mind: TravelWhether it’s visiting Squamish or heading elsewhere for warmer and drier weather, travelling risks spreading the virus on your journey, to your destination and...
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  • AGM 2020
    The society’s annual general meeting for 2020 will take place at 7pm on Tuesday the 14th of January at the Aligned Collective in Squamish. The agenda will be as follows: 1) Call to Order 2) Motion to accept last year’s minutes 3) Treasurer’s Report 4) 2019 SAS...
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  • 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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