May 2011
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Chek Partnership Agreement

for Chek

written by Peter Winter

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.

Chief Falcon Route Closures

for Chief

written by Peter Winter

Europa/Crap Crags above pitch 3
• Millennium Falcon pitches 4-10
• Lower Black Dyke above pitch 2
• The Gauntlet above pitch 3
• Negro Lesbian
• Zorroʼs Last Ride
Closed until July 31, 2011
or until posted otherwise.
Please report falcon sightings to
BC Parks at
604.898.3678 ext.2232

Effective immediately, parking fees in all BC Parks are eliminated.

for Lower Mainland

written by Peter Winter

The Provincial Government has eliminated parking fees in all BC Parks.

http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/fees/parking.html

While this is welcome news, our Provincial Government needs to take a close look at it's Parks in terms of infrastructure, staffing and budget, all of which have been severly reduced in the last number of years.

April 2011
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MEC Club Night May 3rd

for Lower Mainland

written by Peter Winter

MEC CLUB NIGHT
CASBC Members receive 10% off all items purchased that evening – and 5% off bikes and boats!
Date: Tuesday May 3rd , 7-9pm
Location: MEC Vancouver, 130 West Broadway

IF YOU ARE PLANNING TO ATTEND YOU MUST RSVP TO INFO@ACCESS-SOCIETY.CA

Eldred Valley Adopt-a-Keg, Blue Sky Weekend

for Powell River

written by Peter Winter

Hello all, Climbing season has arrived and with it the annual Eldred Valley Adopt-a-Keg, Blue Sky Weekend. This years event will be Held Friday May 6,2011 until Sunday May 8,2011. Come prepared to camp, climb, do a little trail work and enjoy the festivities.
Where: Milepost 34 Goat Lake Main, in the climbers camp under the blue tarp
When: May 6-8, 2011

Schedule of events: Friday evening, The fire is lit and festivities begin.
Saturday, weather permitting, Climbing
Saturday evening, Salmon Barbeque and potluck dinner, The keg is tapped.
Sunday, Psyche slab trail maintenance, cleanup and departure

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