Chek Partnership Agreement
Located a 20 minute drive north of Squamish, Chek is one of the busiest climbing areas in BC. It is predominantly a sport climbing area and includes over 100 routes, some of which are the hardest in the province.
Within the last year, after lobbying by us and the Squamish Access Society, Chek was given Designated Recreation Site status by the Provincial Government. The next step was to take some “ownership” of the area by the people who use it the most-the climbers. Last week, we signed a Partnership Agreement with the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resources -Recreation Sites and Trails Branch to manage the Chek climbing area north of Squamish. With this partnership agreement, there will be funding from the ministry to provide new outhouses and other infrastructure that we believe is required. In return we and the Squamish Access Society will be expected to watch over the area and make sure it is kept in a reasonable state for it’s users. This is a win-win for all parties and we be looking at other areas in BC that could benefit from such an agreement. If you frequent the area and have suggestions for improvements please let us know.