April 2010
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Fleming Beach Membership Drive

for Vancouver Island - South

written by Eric Goodwin

We're going to be having a membership drive at Fleming Beach in Victoria on May 16th. If you're in town feel free to come by for some bouldering beside the sea.

Fleming Beach is a great urban climbing area in Esquimalt, BC just minutes from downtown Victoria. There are fun bouldering traverses as well as quite a few top roped climbs.

To help maintain the area, the City of Esquimalt require a $10/year membership fee to use the area. It's well worth it and as well as renewing memberships for CASBC we'll also be helping the city with their membership drive. If you can't make it out on the 16th but enjoy climbing at Fleming, feel free to drop by the Esquimalt Rec Center to pick up a Fleming Beach membership card.

Keep checking back here and I'll post more details as we get closer to the event.

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February 2010
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PEMBERTON WORLD MOUNTAIN SPORTS FESTIVAL

for Pemberton

written by Peter Winter

I wish to invite all climbing enthusiasts to Pemberton for our festival. www.pembertongames.com or the birth of the PEMBERTON WORLD MOUNTAIN SPORTS FESTIVAL . By uniting several sports under one umbrella we will appear stronger in the face of media and potential sponsors and not seen as only a “ fringe “ group or sport . Pemberton is full of nearby and exciting climbing possibilities. These range from arid desert of Lillooret and nearby Marble Canyon or the granite cliffs of Soo valley towards Whistler . There are also various excellent bouldering opportunities nearby . I am asking to see if there are any persons interested in helping to co-ordinate a climbing outing out of Pemberton during our fest. My aim is to have various sports groups doing activities during the day , then gathering in the evenings for films, presentations, bonfires, dj, etc. Just look at the ski/snowboard model www.wssf.com . Other confirmed activities include paragliding, mountainbiking , kite skiing, ski mountaineering, BASE , Sky Diving . Please get in touch and help us represent climbing at our fest .
Regards
Peter Chrzanowski
www.explorex.net
604-894-2492 tel

January 2010
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Win free tickets to VIMFF!

for Lower Mainland

written by Peter Winter

ATTENTION MEMBERS! WE ARE GIVING AWAY 2 FREE TICKETS FOR EACH OF THE NIGHTS BELOW! NAMES WILL BE DRAWN FROM ALL ELIGIBLE ENTRIES RECEIVED PRIOR TO MONDAY, JANUARY 25TH. WITH PRIORITY GIVEN TO THOSE THAT GET A FRIEND TO BECOME A CASBC MEMBER. SEND YOUR NAME TO INFO@ACCESS-SOCIETY.CA. YOU’RE MEMBERSHIP MUST CURRENT, THE FASTEST WAY TO CHECK IS VIA WWW.ACCESS-SOCIETY.CA.

The Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival, now in its 13th year, is coming back to town this year on January 22-29, 2010 and gearing up for another incredible showcase of the most exciting films and adventure seekers. The mix of local and international adventurers spans the spectrum of white knuckle excitement with tales from the far corners of the globe.

www.vimff.org

Wed Jan 27th
7:30 pm (doors at 6:30 pm)
VIMFF “Mountain Biking Evening, presented by Norco” – “Ride and Reach with Ryan Leech” combining a live, on-stage, trials demonstration, video clips from Ryan’s best films and a reflective speech about his progression as a world class trials rider; Bjorn Enga alive with “Radical Films - 12 Years of Making Kranked” sharing some insight from being at the forefront of mountain bike film making; and screening of other festival biking films: Bro vs. Mnt (the encounters of a “bro” riding his bike on the mountainous trails across BC through the Interior, the Lower Mainland and the North Shore of Vancouver, hitting all of his favourite riding spots along the way); Freedom Riders (story of a small, core group of riders who evolved from covertly building rough and unsustainable trails to building some of the best freeride trails in the US); The Argentine Project (3 friends taking a trip and hoping to create a mountain bike flick with one bike, 2 cameras… and a little Spanish).

Thurs Jan 28th
7:30 pm (doors at 6:30 pm)
VIMFF “Great World Adventures” with Cedar Wright’s “Vertical Carnival” - a multimedia show on climbing, high-lining and surviving in Yosemite and other places; Baffin Babes – “80 days on skis in the arctic” live show with four Scandinavian girls experiencing a fabulous winter 1200 km long adventure on Baffin Island in the Canadian Arctic; and other festival films: Continuum Project – Zion (Rob Pizem and Mike Anderson crush brawny off-widths and delicate face climbing in Zion); Samsara (Conrad Anker, Jimmy Chin and Renan Ozturk set out to attempt a first ascent of a 2200 m rock and ice route in the heart of the lofty, knife-sharp Vindhya Mountains in India); Unfinished Business (follow Jeremy Samson, Chief Mountain Architect, as he consults with Cape Town’s extreme athletes in action who use and are affected by the Table Mountain in a quest to build a true peak on the top of it); Tim Emmett - Under the Eye of the Jackdaw (Britain’s Tim Emmett and a fellow climber make a desperate first free ascent of a 300 m overhanging ice wall in Fressiniere in the French Alps, and try to BASE jump off the top).

Fri Jan 29th
7:30 pm (doors at 6:30 pm)
VIMFF “Finale, presented by Petzl” with VIMFF 2010 Film Awards; Sonnie Trotter’s live presentation of “Letting Go of Control” multimedia show on climbing dangerous trad ascents; Will Stanhope live in “Youthful Exuberance - freeclimbing from Squamish to Patagonia” highlighting Will’s recent bold climbs; and other VIMFF films: Hey Presto (world class climber Sonnie Trotter teams up with world class belayer Cory Richards to take on the Squamish classic, ‘Presto’); Waypoint Namibia (a small team of rock climbers headed by Majka Burhardt depart for Namibia to find a way up an unexplored face, and to find a way into a deeper understanding of Southern Africa); Welsh Connection – Tim Emmett (British hot shot Timmy Emmett tries and climbs hair raising R routes on the Pembroke cliff in Wales); Slate Monkeys (climbers Matt Segal, Hazel Findlay and Johnny Dawes take it in turn to crimp, palm, squirm and wriggle their way up the esoteric route, Gin Palace, in the disused Welsh slate quarries).

Route Cleaning Dangers Stawamus Chief

for Squamish

written by Peter Winter

Route Cleaning Dangers Stawamus Chief

Over the past few months, there have been a few extremely close calls where people walking at the base of the Chief were almost hit by debris from above. Climbers, developing new routes, had intentionally dropped the debris, but had not flagged the trails leading up the base with caution tape and signs. At of yet, BC Parks has no official policy regarding route cleaning. At this time, CASBC strongly suggests that route developers think carefully through the process prior to cleaning, regardless of the time of year or weather. Assume that people will be walking below unless they are specifically cautioned not to. To increase safety in the Park, CASBC suggests posting unambiguous signage and flagging tape on all the trails that lead to the fall zone.

These near misses are of great concern to CASBC and to BC Parks. Human life and the future of route development in Stawamus Chief Park are at stake; your cooperation is appreciated.

Genesis Wall

for Murrin Park

written by Jeremy Frimer

Genesis Wall is located just 50m from the parking lot, located below MilkMan Wall. Jeremy Frimer cleaned and added routes to Genesis Wall in 2009. The wall now has a mix of trad and sport routes: Genesis (10a), Geneside (10b), Keen & Able (5.8), Pseudo Buddhists (10b/c), and Original Thin (10c).

More info is available at http://www.squamishclimbing.com/squamish_climbing_bb/viewtopic.php?t=2409

Photos: Mandy on 'Geneside' and Nick on 'Original Thin'.

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