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Falcon Closure Lifted

The Falcon Closure on the Stawamus Chief has now been lifted and all routes are open to climbing.  For more information, please see the BC Parks website.

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2011 Squamish Mountain Festival

The annual Squamish Mountain Festival is almost here!  Join the 5-day celebration starting July 13: clinics, photo contests, trade fair, parties, films, speakers & more.  Check it out and sign up for events here!

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Sea to Sky Gondola Proposal

A gondola has been proposed for the Squamish area, located between the Chief and Shannon Falls.  For more information, please see this article in the Squamish Chief newspaper and the proponent’s website. The SAS has had communication with the proponents and has yet to formalize a position

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Chief Falcon Closure 2011

Click here to view a photo of the Chief depicting the closed areas. OK to Climb Freeway Grand Wall Milk Road/Run Upper Black Dyke Arrowroot Rutabaga Warriors of the Wasteland Java Jive Moving to Montana Deadend Dihedral Sports Illustrated Planet Caravan Do Not Climb Europa/Crap Crags above

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Completion of Phase 2 Re-bolting Initiative

SAS is happy to announce completion of Phase 2 of our re-bolting efforts. In addition to the already announced efforts the following climbs have been re-bolted and/or equipped with Permadraws. Grand Wall Cruel Shoes: suspect lead and belay station bolts and ring/chain anchors installed on all pitches

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Filming Notice

Please note that filming will occur on Clean Corner from 26 to 29 April.  TSBD Productions have requested no climbing below Clean Corner during that time.

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Filming in Murrin Park

The SAS received notice that filming is happening at Pet Wall and surrounding area.  The SAS is investigating the short notice  and nature of these filming activities.  Below is an exerpt of the notice: “Most of our filming activities will be on and around the Petrifying Wall

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New Climbing Area Information Shared: Area 44

Two Vancouver area climbers Donn Cann & Andre Lechner have advised SAS of their efforts to develop a completely new climbing area fifteen minutes north of Squamish.  At this time they have developed approximately forty sport climbs mostly in the sub 5.11 range. Please check Marc Bourdon’s

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SAS Statement of Position Regarding Non-standard Fixed Protection

Within the past year, some recent route developments in the Smoke Bluffs park and other climbing areas surrounding Squamish have not adhered to any known bolting standard including  (but not limited to) glue-in galvanized steel u-bolts, modified (shortened) glue-in Fixe bolts installed with non-compatible glue , and

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SAS Re-bolting Initiative – Phase 2

Building on our previous work, SAS is pleased to announce the completion of phase 2 of our re-bolting initiative. North Walls All anchors on Alaska Highway 11d were replaced including the first rappel off Astro Ledge.  In addition, the old fixed line for the approach to the

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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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