July 2010


Trail Day Success

for Squamish

written by Peter Winter

On Saturday over 30 volunteers sacrificied their climbing day with some hard work at the base of the Chief. Work was done on the Apron decent trail, Apron-GrandWall connector trail, GrandWall-Bulletheads connector trail as well as trail/boulder maintenance in the bouldering areas. Special thanks to the Squamish Access Society, and ArcTeryx. There were great prizes from: Valhalla Pure, Petzl, Black Diamond, MEC, Metolius, Cascade Designs, and great coffee from Bean Around the World. Some footage is available at:

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Squamish Adopt A Crag

for Squamish

written by Peter Winter

Trail Day During Squamish Mountain Festival

The Squamish Access Society and The Climber Access Society of BC are organizing a trail day during the Squamish Mountain Festival. The event is held in partnership with Arcteryx, Mountain Equipment Coop and BC parks.

What: a half-day of trail and boulder maintenance and garbage collection
Where: Apron Parking Lot, Stawamus Provincial Park
When: meet 9am Saturday July 17th 2010 for coffee, muffins and a briefing

There will be a post event prize raffle for all volunteers including the chance to win one of two crash pads!

Don’t forget to bring:
Sturdy footwear and gloves
Appropriate clothing
Cell phones, sunscreen, etc….

June 2010


Falcon Closure Update

for Chief

written by Peter Winter

The falcon closure will be lifted on July 9th, this date is subject to change.


for Cat Lake

written by Peter Winter

June 11, 2010
Ministry of Environment
INFORMATION LACKING FOR GARIBALDI AT SQUAMISH PROJECT VICTORIA – Garibaldi at Squamish Inc. will have to provide more information on its proposed project before it will be eligible to be considered for an environmental assessment certificate. Environment Minister Barry Penner and Tourism, Culture and the Arts Minister Kevin Krueger made the decision to require additional information from the proponent after considering the review led by B.C.’s Environmental Assessment Office (EAO) and other matters they considered relevant to the public interest. The proponent proposes to construct and operate an all-seasons resort consisting of up to 21,922 residential and commercial bed units, two golf courses, 25 ski lifts and 123 runs, a water supply system with five large dammed reservoirs, solid and liquid waste management systems, highway access and roadway development and power supply infrastructure. The proposed project would be located on the slopes of Brohm Ridge within the coast range of southern British Columbia, located near the southwest corner of Garibaldi Provincial Park, which is approximately 15 kilometres north of Squamish. Based on its review of the proposed project, the EAO was unable to adequately assess the potential for adverse environmental effects of the proposed project due to insufficient information provided by the proponent with respect to five major areas: water supply and hydrology, fish and fish habitat, wildlife and wildlife habitat, vegetation and water reservoirs and dams. The ministers concluded the information provided by the proponent was inadequate with respect to potential significant adverse impacts. The ministers did not accept the proponent’s proposal to provide additional information at the permitting stage, rather than addressing these matters during the environmental assessment as it would undermine the purpose and intent of the B.C. Environmental Assessment Act. The project did not trigger an environmental assessment under the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act. The ministers ordered that the proposed project undergo a further assessment led by the Environmental Assessment Office in accordance with the scope, procedures and methods specified in the order.

Bugaboos - South Howser Descent

for Kootenays

written by Jeremy Frimer

In 2009,Friends of Bugaboo Park installed a new rappel route off South Howser (Beckey-Chouinard) in the Bugaboos. The route is much safer than the old way but has proved somewhat challenging to follow. So BC Parks in collaboration with CASBC has created a topo for the descent, which should help people stay on route.

The topo can be downloaded at:

We hope it helps!
Jeremy Frimer, VP, CASBC

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