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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 From the BC Parks website: June 29, 2017: Closure of climbing routes to protect falcons are no longer in effect Juvenile falcons at Stawamus Chief have fledged and are flying well, so climbing routes in the South Gully area of the Chief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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annual Stawamus River Clean up  – October 2nd

Help maintain Squamish goodwill towards climbers by helping us clean up the informal camping area along the Stawamus River prior to the fall rains. Bring sturdy footwear and maybe some work gloves. Meet up at Apron Parking Lot at 10 am on Sunday October 2nd.

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2016 Re-bolting initiative phase 1

Circus Area: Completely replaced permadraws on Neutered Bovine, Face The Music, and Fleeing Heifer – by far the highest use permadraws in the area Replaced a few other particularly worn permadraws of Wayward Bovine and Cut to the Chase Face the Music Anchor biners replaced with steel

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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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