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Malamute a part of the Stawamus Chief provincial park!

The B.C. government has reached an agreement to acquire almost 10 hectares of land adjacent to Stawamus Chief Provincial Park, West Vancouver-Sea-to-Sky MLA Joan McIntyre announced today. “This is an important piece of land to the community,” said McIntyre. “Thanks to the excellent work of BC Parks

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2010 Annual General Meeting

The 2010 Squamish Access Society AGM will be held on Sunday, October 3rd at 6pm in the Garabaldi Room of the Howe Sound Inn and Brewing Company in Squamish. It has been a busy year and we need members and non-members alike to make a showing and

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SAS Rebolting Initiative

Compared to other parts of North America, the amount of suspect protection bolts and anchors in the Squamish area is relatively low. Up to now, this rather fortunate state of affairs is the result of legions of volunteers who have contributed their time and money toward this

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SAS Position Re: Legal Sanction on Route Cleaning

Several recent events within the Stawamus Provincial Park have led BC Parks staff and others to ask what actions should be taken to address activities that may lead to damage of existing climbing routes as well as endangerment of the non-climbing public. Specifically, this has been in

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2010 Falcon Closure to be Lifted July 9

We have received news from BC Parks that the 2010 falcon closure we reported on here will be lifted as of July 9 2010.  All previously closed routes are open for climbing as of that date.

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Trail Day During Squamish Mountain Festival

The Squamish Access Society and The Climber Access Society of BC are organizing a trail day during the Squamish Mountain Festival.  The event is held in partnership with Arc’teryx,  Mountain Equipment Co-op and BC Parks. What: a half-day of trail and boulder maintenance and garbage collection Where:

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Squamish Mountain Festival – 10 days and counting!

This year’s festival, which runs July 14th to the 18th, promises to be bigger and better than ever.  Check out the following press release and for more info visit squamishmountainfestival.com. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE International climbing destination hosts Squamish Mountain Festival. Celebrate with Royal Robbins, Barry Blanchard and

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Immediate Falcon Closures

BC Parks has issued a list of climbs that should not be climbed for 2010: Negro Lesbian Europa above pitch 2 Millenium Falcon above pitch 2 The Gauntlet above pitch 2 Supernaut above pitch 2 Planet Caravan above pitch 2 Clean Corner Sports Illustrated Warriors of the

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Habrich/Skypilot Access Information

As was reported in April, the Stawamus/Indian Forest Service road has been re-opened.  It is the gateway FSR to the Habrich/Skypilot area.  Check out this thread from squamishclimbing.com for some more information on how best to access the area given the latest developments.

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Smoke Bluffs Update

Here are some updates on what is new in the Smoke Bluffs Park.  A huge thank you goes out to the Smoke Bluffs Park Committee (SBC), its chair Brian Moorhead, the myriad of volunteers active in the park and the District of Squamish. Final phase of 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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