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 climbing.inthekoots.com 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 VPO.ca

Chief Falcon Closure 2012

for Chief

written by Peter Winter

Falcons have been spotted nesting in the overhang corners above the Flats on the Grand Wall. The Grand Wall route is closed above the Sword to Bellygood Ledge. Please respect this closure. Falcon monitoring will continue and the closure will be lifted by July 31st.

Closed routes/pitches:
Perry's Lieback
Free Grand

May 2012


Car break-in reported

for Chek

written by Peter Winter

A vehichle was broken into last week that was parked at the upper, middle parking lot. This is unusual as this parking area is close to the main climbing area.

April 2012


Logging around Roche Lake

for Roche Lake

written by Peter Winter

There will be logging around the Roche Lake climbing area during the first three weeks of May 2012. They will be working weekdays and only until 4pm. Interfor has requested that climbers avoid the crag around these times for everyone's safety. For people wanting to climb during active logging times, there are no official restrictions to the area, just expect the noise and heavy equipment traffic associated with logging.

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