VIMFF Best of the Fest in Squamish. CASBC members get tickets for $10 on-line sales only www.vimff.org. Email us at email@example.com for the promo code.
Sadly, Greg Sorensen has stepped down from CASBC. Greg has been our longest serving Director (for well over 10 years), but as it goes with volunteering there comes a time when one has to move on. The Board thanks Greg for his dedicated work over the years and wish him luck in his new free time! He will continue to be an Area Rep for us so all is not lost. Thanks Greg!
The "Steppes" is located in the Lantzville foothills in the North end of Nanaimo. It is one of the more frequented climbing crags in Nanaimo with 52 lines to choose from ranging from 5.6 to 5.12b. The rock is sharp Basalt, and so it still has some loose rock, helmets are reccomended. Most of the routes finish at a Fixe belay rings on the face with the occasional back up set back from the cliff.
Gear: There are sport, mixed and a few trad routes to satisfy every type of climber. The routes vary in length from 7 to 21 meters.
On June 19, 2010 The Access Society and TAWROC collaborated in a work parting at Hall Siding, a small but popular crag near Nelson.
Twenty volunteers built steps and retaining walls to improve access and reduce erosion. A non-work party and slide show following the event, including CASBC supplied swag.