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The provincial response to COVID-19 is evolving. Pay special attention to travel restrictions, climbing area closures, and direction for gathering sizes and physical distancing.
squamishaccess.ca for info on local climbing guidelines.
Provincial Travel restrictions
Parks and Rec Site Closures
In addition, there is an access concern about illegal camping:
From the Squamish Access Society website:
District of Squamish provides the following guidance on its website: “Camping is not allowed on District or private property, unless the property is zoned specifically for that purpose. Crown land does not fall under this restriction, however within District of Squamish municipal boundaries, District bylaws do apply to open fires, littering, wildlife attractants, noise, and environmental concerns. District Bylaw Officers can and do attend many unauthorised campsites in order to enforce bylaws.” In correspondence, the District also added that: “Camping on municipal streets or municipal or private parking lots in the District is not permitted under any circumstances.”
From Peter Winter: DO NOT CAMP ALONG THE MAMQUAM FSR BETWEEN THE HIGHWAY AND THE BRIDGE THAT CROSSES STAWAMUS RIVER. THIS MEANS NO VAN CAMPING OR TENTS. THIS AREA IS BC PARKS AND IT IS ILLEGAL FOR YOU TO DO SO. THIS HAS BECOME A VERY SENSITIVE ISSUE. THERE IS FREE CAMPING AT THE CHEK CLIMBING AREA AND NEW, CHEAP CAMPING HERE.
To protect Peregrine Falcons the climbing routes within areas circled in red are closed.
Closed routes include:
Long Time No See (pitches 8 and 9 and the top of pitch 7).
Finish Long Time No See in the trees above the rappel route. Rappel after climbing North Apron
routes if possible, but if you do decide to walk to Broadway Ledge to descend, do so quickly and use
caution. Broadway Ledge can also be accessed via Desert Dyke.
Use caution in areas adjacent to the closure, and if you encounter a falcon keep your distance. If birds appear agitated, leave the area as soon as possible.
The closure will be lifted when the juveniles leave the area, which should occur by the end of July.
Please report falcon sightings to BC Parks
Reports from climbers allow us to base closures on observations and behaviours rather than closing blanket areas. Reports from climbers like you are essential for ensuring falcons are protected without unnecessarily limiting climbing opportunities.
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