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Access: June 2022 Update, Rock Closures due to Rock Fall at The Chief

"We want to give the climbing community an update on the current closures. At this time there is no change to the restrictions that were put in place after the Grand Wall, Black Dyke, North Walls, and Slhanay rock falls. The current restrictions can be seen on the Stawamus Chief page of the BC Parks website.

https://bcparks.ca/explore/parkpgs/stawamus/

BC Parks have informed us that they are still working on danger trees and arranging rock scaling in affected areas. They have also indicated that rangers will be enforcing the closures and issuing fines.

SAS is advocating on behalf of the climbing community for the safe reopening of areas. Given the current situation, our priority is the reduction of closures within the Grand Wall boulders. Some of the current bouldering closures extend well beyond the debris field and damaged trees.

Part of the reopening process is going to involve making sure local and visiting climbers are aware of the risks of rockfall. Closures are less necessary when climbers are making an informed decision about rockfall. As we saw last year, extreme weather events appeared to be triggers, and consideration ought to be given to these factors when we expose ourselves to overhead hazard. We were happy to see a page dedicated to this issue in Marc Bourdon’s new Squamish Bouldering guide."

https://squamishaccess.ca/news/2022625rockfall-closures-june-2022

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Probably the best concentration of 5.11 and harder cracks in Squamish. The route developers are lucky Peter Croft never discovered it.

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Techy laybacking and jam-backing between restful stances

Chimney stem funkness.

Climb Perserverence but don't stop there. Instead, punch through the roof and into the jaw-dropping off-fingers crack above.

Amazing feature. Double cracks - one splitter, the other a feet friendly water runnel.

The bolted line up the face to the right of Cursed Crack. More interesting than it looks. Different guides vary from 11a to 11d, so take your pick!

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