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    06 Nov 2018 10:30 AM | Anonymous

    The Climbers' Access Society of British Columbia will be holding the 2018 Annual General Meeting on November 21, 2018 beginning at 6:30 PM at the Devils Elbow Ale and Smoke House (in the Whiskey Room) 562 Beatty St, Vancouver, BC V6B 2L3

    Currently all Directors are slated to run again for another year. We do have room for a Director two from outside the Vancouver area so if you'd like to nominate anyone, be sure to reply ASAP.

    Generally the AGM agenda is as such:

    Call to Order, Reading of Previous AGM minutes and adoption, Consideration of Financial report and adoption, Board Reports, Discussion and voting on the Special Resolution pertaining to transitioning within the Societies Act and Election of Directors.

    We are working on having a few guests to entertain the crowd - watch your email and FB page for updates.

    Thanks in advance - hope to see you there.

    Allen Agopsowicz/ President /CASBC
  • 30 Apr 2018 8:25 AM | Deleted user


    17th Annual Eldred Valley Adopt A Crag May 26th + 27th

    This years’ adopt a crag will be an interesting one!

    Early this May we will have had some machinery in the campground creating four drive-in campsites and installing a new outhouse.

    When:             May 26 + 27 

    Where:            Eldred Valley, Powell River

    Saturday Projects:

    • 1.      Projects this year will concentrate on beautifying the new drive in sites.
    • 2.      building a nice new trail from the information kiosk sign to our new outhouse by the parking area.
    • 3.      Erecting the new outhouse building, so anyone with carpentry skills will be appreciated.

    Saturday evening we will have a BBQ  potluck dinner in the Climbers Camp under the trip-saver-tarp at 6:30 pm and after dinner shwag!! Thanks to Climbers Access Society of BC, to thank all you wonderful helpers.

    Sunday…. GO CRANKING!!!!

  • 08 Mar 2018 6:38 PM | Anonymous

    A $700 donation was received on behalf of the UVic Outdoors Club. These funds were gathered at their Reel Rock event hosted in late November 2017. They would not have been possible without the generous support of local sponsors Crag X, The BoulderHouse, and MEC Victoria. "We hope these funds can help in continuing the amazing work you do. Thank you for doing what you do. - The University of Victoria Outdoors Club"

  • 04 Oct 2016 7:24 AM | Anonymous

    The instigation of the concern for the access to Amon Rudh began when a group of climbers on the wall saw a helicopter drop off engineers at the base of the wall, thinking that fallers were beginning work in the area they were concerned and upset about the destruction of an old growth ecosystem and the access trail to the wall that was built in 2008.

    Immediate action was taken in the form of social media outreach and an online petition against logging the old growth below the wall.  The local climbing community attended a meeting with Western Forest Products where we were assured that no logging was going to happen in the immediate future.  I have a verbal commitment from Western Forest Products to GPS the existing access trail to Amon Rudh,

    I met with Darwin, the representative from Western Forest Products , this afternoon.  my purpose was to educate them about the recreational climbing development in the Eldred Valley, and to start a positive relationship with them.  I provided them with a map of the climbing trails already established and talked about the climbers camp and the history of climbing in the area. 

    The Eldred Valley has the eyes of the global climbing community on it right now due to social media, its not the way I had imagined the Eldred Valley being portrayed to the world but its already out there.  The exposure has created pressure on the community and may have created an opportunity to make a real difference in how climbing and recreation planning in the Eldred is developed for the future.      Christie Dione

  • 04 Jul 2016 11:38 AM | Anonymous

    An old climbing area has been updated in the Victoria area, it's called Glen Lake Crags. You'll find it on the North side of Sooke Lake Road as you leave Langford

  • 26 Jun 2016 1:21 PM | Anonymous

    Alongside the beautiful beaches and rolling hills of Quadra Island,  there is a lot of rocky shoreline and craggy rock outcrops so it's no surprise that there is some excellent rock climbing to be found. Climbers have been exploring the bluffs on Quadra, Cortes and the neighbouring Discovery Islands since at least the 1980s. Breton Island, the Gorge on Cortes Island and the crags at Morte Lake all have some history going back more than 35 years.

    Over the past few years a renewed effort has resulted in the development of over 150 routes, adding to the incredible recreation opportunities of the island and drawing climbers from further afield.

    The best and most developed areas are at Chinese Mountains, Morte Lake and Breton Island with some undeveloped potential being identified at Clear Lake, Kanish Bay and Granite Point.

    The crags are well equipped for a safe and enjoyable climbing experience. The majority of the climbs are bolt-protected 'sport' climbs with easily and/or safely accessed top anchors. The high quality of the rock, the interesting, positive holds and stunning, scenic aesthetic of the Quadra Crags make for one of the best rock climbing areas in the Vancouver Island region.

    Guidebook: a detailed local guidebook is a available from Wild Isle Publications by mail order or locally on Quadra Island at Book Bonanza in Quathiaski Cove or the Yak Shack in Heriot Bay.

    The climbing on Quadra Island will especially appeal to moderate climbers. The majority of the established routes are between 5.7 to 5.10 with just a handful of lines harder than 5.11. There are some outstanding hard lines waiting to be sent though, just takes someone to come, equip and climb them!

    The routes breakdown into the following grades:
    <5.5 • 10 routes
    5.6 • 10 routes
    5.7 • 20 routes
    5.8 • 25 routes
    5.9 • 30 routes
    5.10- • 30 routes
    5.10+ • 15 routes
    5.11 • 15 routes
    5.12 • 1 route

    The average length of the routes is ~30m mostly single pitch that can be top roped with a 60m rope. But there are some longer climbs too especially at Eagle Crag which has a couple of dozen routes between 45 & 60m some climbed as 2 or 3 pitches.
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