Squamish Climbing Strategy Report

The SAS is both pleased and proud to announce the release of the Squamish Climbing Strategy Report [PDF, 3.1MB].  We’ve been working for some time towards creating a roadmap for a strategic approach to ensure the sustainability of the Squamish climbing experience, both for climbers of today and as a critical recreational asset. This report represents the culmination of those efforts.  BC Parks, the District of Squamish and the Sea to Sky Highway Improvement Project commissioned the SAS to produce the report and it was authored for the SAS by Kevin McLane.  Thanks to everyone who provided insight and input.

The report paints a portrait of current Squamish climbing, the challenges and opportunities that growth and other factors represent, and sets out recommendations that would help optimize the climbing experience for the future.

The success of any future strategy will require active engagement by climbers.  The report’s 34 recommendations include an advisory committee of climbers to help steer policy, various surveys of climbers, enabling volunteer efforts by climbers and many more.  We hope that everyone who climbs in Squamish will be able to participate in, and reap the rewards of, a stewardship strategy for truly one of the world’s best climbing venues.

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