A Nelson climbing area known as the CIC Slabs has been donated to the Regional District of Central Kootenay by the Order of the Sisters of St Ann of the Roman Catholic Church.
The granite rock climbing area, found in the forest above Selkirk College Campus, is located on the 7.5-acre property formerly owned by the Church (and partly in the West Arm Provincial Park). The first climbs were developed there in the early 1990s and today there are over three dozen routes ranging from 5,7 trad to 5.11d sport.
The RDCK, BC Parks and the Association of West Kootenay Rock Climbers (a chapter of CASBC) will be entering into a partnership agreement to oversee the stewardship of the rock climbing area. A stewardship agreement is being drafted along with an Adopt-a-Crag application so the area's trails can be improved and the older climbing hardware on the walls updated.
If you have any questions regarding the partnership, please contact CASBC director Vince Hempsall at email@example.com