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development plans proceed at Squamish Adventure Centre parking lot

District of Squamish have recently approved two leases that will effectively remove the majority of the parking capacity at the Squamish Adventure Centre overflow parking lot. This lot is frequently used by local and visiting climbers for car pool purposes. Squamish Access Society campaigned against one of

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Chek campsite update

Contractors have finished phase 1 of the campground expansion at the Cheakamus Canyon Recreation Site. At the upper (main) parking area there are now sixteen campsites with grills, tables and bear-proof storage. Of these five are drive-in and the remainder walk-in (but seconds from the parking area).

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2017 Falcon Closure

There are currently no closures. From the BC Parks website: June 29, 2017: Closure of climbing routes to protect falcons are no longer in effect Juvenile falcons at Stawamus Chief have fledged and are flying well, so climbing routes in the South Gully area of the Chief

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2017 Climbing Season update: camping, parking and other issues

There are several changes that are happening in and around Squamish for the 2017 Climbing Season, particularly with regard to camping and parking. Below we (the Squamish Access Society, SAS) breakdown the general issues (#vanlife, “wild” camping and parking) as well as updates to specific climbing areas.

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Mt Habrich via ferrata proposal

Squamish Access Society learned recently of a proposal to build a Via Ferrata (“VF”) on Mt Habrich. The proponent is Stanley Yntema, a self-described “community organiser” based in Surrey, BC. Mr Yntema is not well-known to the Squamish climbing and mountaineering community and has not sought feedback

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Smoke Bluffs management plan completed

On 21st March Squamish council voted to adopt a new Management Plan for the Smoke Bluffs Park. Squamish Access Society took a lead role in the development of this plan over the last two years through its representation on the Smoke Bluffs Park Advisory Committee (“SBPAC”). SAS

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Chek and Cat Lake logging from April 2017

Do you climb at Chek Canyon and at Cat Lake? You should be aware of a number of industrial activities that are occurring on the Conroy FSR and Culiliton Creek FSR this spring. Areas above Chek Canyon recreation site on the Conroy FSR and along the Culliton

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2016 Annual Report

Following on from January’s AGM, the society is making available its 2016 Annual report.

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Luke Zimmerman joins SAS board

Squamish Access Society is pleased to announce that prolific local boulderer Luke Zimmerman has agreed to join the board. He was elected to the board at yesterday’s AGM. Luke’s involvement with SAS will help improve the society’s communication with the bouldering community and start new initiatives that address

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2017 AGM

The society’s annual general meeting for 2017 will take place at 7pm on the 8th January in the Garibaldi room at the Howe Sound Brewpub, Squamish.

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LATEST NEWS

  • definitive map of Murrin Loop trail system
    SAS is pleased to share a definitive map of the Murrin Loop Trail system. The trail is rapidly becoming one of Squamish’s favourite hikes, and, of course, links the growing number of developed cliffs in the area. Brian Moorhead’s work on the trail over many years was described...
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  • SAS position on proposed District of Squamish camping bylaw
    On April 9th, District of Squamish council voted that draft bylaw 2679 proceed to the three readings needed for formal adoption. The effect of the bylaw will be to change the legal status of “crown land camping” within the municipal boundary, with two exempt areas. As SAS...
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  • Recent donations and assistance, winter 2019
    SAS is very grateful to the following organisations and individuals for donations over the last six months: Ian Quigley Sophie LaMarre Manouane Deschenes Climb On James Bourgeois Vincent Beasse Connor Clark Liam Hornby We would especially like to thank Counterpart Coffee for an unexpected and very generous...
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  • 2018 Report
    Following on from January’s AGM, the society is making available its 2018 Annual report....
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