Box Canyon, Coquihalla Highway upgrades

11 Oct 2016 2:14 PM | Rich Wheater

Climbers planning to visit the steep walls of Box Canyon, at the south end of the Coquihalla Highway 30 km north of Hope, are advised that a major highway infrastructure improvement project is underway to expand and upgrade the chain-up / chain-off pullouts at the entrance to Box Canyon. Current construction has rendered access to the canyon impassible. Plenty of on-sight signage states "NO TRESPASSING" and the only available highway side parking would result in a tow, and security is actively patrolling the area. Climbers are advised to monitor the highways project websites for updates, but this most likely means that access to the Box Canyon ice climbs this coming winter will likely be denied. More information can be found here:

https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2016TRAN0108-000854

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