April 2013


Ravens Nesting @ Area 44 - Gully Area

for Area 44

written by Adam Connor

From Squamishclimbing.com:
"...was climbing at the Gully area of Area 44 today and there is an active Ravens nest adjacent to Climb Warp and Sweet Transendite which I found while climbing Rocky Horror. The Ravens were actively defending their nest and were pretty agitated by climbers presence. A voluntary closure of the area between the Gully area from the "Marbles" climbs to Sideshow should be respected in this area for the foreseeable future."
This crag is popular with people who are new to/learning the sport. Please pass this information along to those who climb in the area but may not be aware of these types of access-related issues.

MEC Club Night

written by Peter Winter

CASBC members are invited to the MEC Club Night on April 30th at 7pm. Vancouver store. You must RSVP to info@access-society.ca to attend.

March 2013


Best Practices Guide for Route Development

for Squamish

written by Peter Winter

"BC Parks and a volunteer group of climbers have developed the below strategy to manage rock climbing in Stawamus Chief, Shannon Falls and Murrin Provincial Parks. The strategy will be used to direct management activities related to rock climbing in the three parks. It must be stressed that this strategy is site specific and will not be applicable to the situations found in many other provincial parks."

February 2013


Annual Report

written by Peter Winter

You can view our Annual Report here:

January 2013


New route hardware discount now available.

written by Vince Hempsall

In addition to supplying hardware for retro-bolting projects, CASBC has been able to negotiate a substantial discount (25%) on hardware from MEC.

The following prices are available to CASBC members only:

• Fixe 3/8" Bolt Hangers: $1.58
• Fixe 3/8" Rap Hangers: $4.50
• Hilti KB3 3/8" x 3" Bolts: $2.03
• Hilti KB3 3/8" x 2 1/4" Bolts: $2.33
• Fixe 3/8" Belay/Rap Station: $11.63
• Fixe 3/8" Chain Anchor with Ring: $10.50
• Fixe Descending Ring: $2.70
• Fixe Glue-in Rap Hanger: $4.50
• Fixe 12mm Bolt Hanger: $1.58
• Fixe 8mm Maillon: $2.18
• Fixe 12mm Drill Bit: $10.88
• Fixe Triplex 12mm Bolt: $3.68
• Fixe 10mm Maillon: $3.30
• Fixe Clip Gym Carabiner: $3.53

To be eligible for these discounts, you must be a member of CASBC and you need to submit your order (item description and quantity of each) to info@access-society.ca before February 12, 2013.

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