August 2012


Mt Sir Donald

for Columbia

written by Peter Winter

Planning on climbing Mt Sir Donald?

Due to Mt Sir Donald’s popularity and the history of accidents, many of which have occurred on the descent, Parks Canada has prepared a special brochure with detailed information on the descent route to assist you in having a safe climb. This brochure provides a description of the descent route and is aimed at experienced mountaineers. It does not describe the various ascent routes.

Download and print the brochure at home from the following links:



Printed copies are also available at the Rogers Pass Discovery Center at the summit of Rogers Pass, or the Parks Canada Administration office at 301b 3rd St in Revelstoke.


Danyelle Magnan
Visitor Safety Technician
Mt Revelstoke and Glacier National Parks

July 2012


Falcon Closure Lifted

for Chief

written by Peter Winter

Effective today, the falcon closure has been lifted. All routes are open.

Adopt A Crag July 14th

for Squamish

written by Peter Winter

There will be an Adopt a Crag on Saturday, July 14th, in concert with the Squamish Mountain Festival. Meet at the Adventure Centre at 8am with gloves and a lunch. Lots of prizes will be had!

June 2012


Kootenay Climbing Festival

for Kootenays

written by Doug Brown

On Saturday, June 23, TAWKROC is hosting the 1st Annual Kootenay Climbing Festival which will be held behind the Lion's Head Pub in Robson, near Castlegar.

The event will start at 3pm in the back parking lot of the Lion's Head (2629 Broadwater Rd) and will include rope work and anchor clinics by ACMG-certified climbing guides, zip-lining and climbing on the portable wall for the kids, slacklining, bouldering and playing on the dozen routes at Pub Wall (which range from 5.8 to 5.11).

The festival will also feature the TOWER OF POWER competition during which contestants stack milk crates as high as they can...while standing on them. See for a video of "milk crating."

At 6pm the event moves inside the pub for drinks, food, movies and presentations.

Attendance is by donation. All proceeds will go to the bolt fund created by TAWKROC (The Association of West Kootenay Rock Climbers) that will be used to put up new outdoor routes in the area and retro-bolt old routes.


Valhalla Pure Head Office Joins as Corporate Sponsor

written by Doug Brown

CASBC's good work is made possible by money raised from corporate sponsors, individual donors, and membership fees, with corporate sponsorship our most important source of revenue. Our corporate sponsors are typically equipment manufacturers or retailers giving back to the climbing community, and we are grateful for their support.

CASBC is happy to announce that Valhalla Pure Outfitters head office has joined the illustrious list of CASBC corporate sponsors (note that the Squamish store of Valhalla Pure Outfitters is already a supporter via a basic corporate CASBC membership). See our full list of corporate sponsors here.

Valhalla Pure Outfitters shops around BC and Alberta carry premium gear for climbers, mountaineers, scramblers and campers. Shop locally, or online at

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