July 2016
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CASBC at Arcteryx Climbing Academy

for Squamish

written by Vince Hempsall

On July 15-17 the Climbers Access Society set up a booth at the Arcteryx Climbing Academy to inform festival goers about what our organization does. On hand was president Allen Agopsowicz (seen jumping in the photo below) and Kootenay director Vince Hempsall (in the blue shirt.) Many memberships were purchased, T-shirts were sold and lots of great people were met. Looking forward to next year's event!

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New Caution Signs for Pulpit Rock in Nelson

for Kootenays

written by Vince Hempsall

After a few narrow misses involving items lobbed from the top of Pulpit Rock, the Climbers Access Society of BC and the Association of West Kootenay Rock Climbers recently funded new caution signs that have been placed at the top of the popular lookout spot in Nelson.

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Deep Cove Quarry Access Issues

for Lower Mainland

written by Vince Hempsall

Deep Cove, in North Vancouver, is home to several crags and people have been climbing in the area since the 80's, primarily at Quarry Rock. In 2013, route development was reinvigorated and Quarry Rock quickly became a popular after work climbing destination. However, the Marina Wall and The Pirate's Landing (31 routes in total) are on private property owned by Deep Cove Marina. Both crags are below the busy Quarry Rock viewpoint, which is accessed via the Baden-Powell hiking trail. In 2014 the landowner became aware of an increase in climber traffic and immediately raised concerns over liability. Currently, the landowner maintains that CLIMBING IS NOT ALLOWED on the property. CASBC is in ongoing discussions with the landowner and is optimistic that access to the climbs may be restored in the future. TRESPASSING OR CLIMBING ON MARINA PROPERTY WILL NEGATIVELY AFFECT FUTURE ACCESS. Until further notice, please do not climb at the Marina Wall or Pirate's Landing.

New Kids Boulder In Squamish

for Squamish

written by Vince Hempsall

Here are some pics from the official ribbon cutting ceremony this past month marking the opening of the playground boulder in Squamish. The Hive climbing gym and CASBC were instrumental in its installation.

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New Kids Boulder In Squamish

for Squamish

written by Vince Hempsall

Here are some pics from the official ribbon cutting ceremony this past month marking the opening of the playground boulder in Squamish. The Hive climbing gym and CASBC were instrumental in its installation.

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