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.
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.
Currently there is a Great Horned Owl nesting right beside the route Priapism, Belfry, Grand Canyon. A climber on that route, who was unaware that the owl was there, was fully attacked by the owl. The nest is in the chimney feature on top of a small bush but is not visible from the ground. Please do not climb Priapism at this time, you may even have to avoid Little Blue Pill as well.
Eldred Campsite Given Designated Recreation Site Status & Adopt-A-Crag
CASBC has just concluded another agreement with the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations to designate the Eldred Valley campsite as a Designated Recreation Site. Need a reminder on what that means?http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/facts/prk_desig.html#Recreationarea As we said in our Annual Report, these types of agreements are a good step in protecting our climbing areas and we will endeavour to find more prospective sites.
Will be held May 4th to 6th. We are going to change things up this year and have the work parties out on Saturday. After all your much appreciated hard work there will be a Salmon bake pot luck dinner and prizes. Sunday is climbing day!! Bring your wire brushes!!