Stawamus Chief - Peregrine Falcons
The Chief’s peregrine falcons are nesting in the usual area, in the upper part of the Dihedrals. The climbing closure is now in effect, through July 31st. Watch for B.C. Parks update notices at the Chief, regarding the area and duration of the closure.
Please report any falcon observations to B.C. Parks at (604) 898-3678 x 234.
Closed climbs: Clean Corner, Freeway and Western Dihedral (both 4th pitch & above), Supernaut, Negro Lesbian, Sports Illustrated, Crap Crags, Cloudburst, Slow Dyke, Sea of Tranquillity, Illusion, Getting Down in the Brown, Planet Caravan, Millenium Falcon, and Warriors of the Wasteland. No new route activity between Negro Lesbian and Freeway.
Open climbs: Arrowroute, Rutabaga, Sticky Fingers, Cleaning the Brain, Deadend Dihedral, Slow Duck, Time Passages, also Freeway and Western Dihedral (each to top of 3rd pitch).
In spring 2006, a pair of ravens nested at the top of Pleasant Pheasant, on Petrifying Wall near Murrin Provincial Park. They reportedly attacked some unwary climbers. If they nest there again - they often return - please stay away!
B.C. Parks may have posted more information about this to its website, or at the campground or the Feldhammer kiosk at the start of the Grand Wall trail.
Maybe BC Parks/Access society needs to post a few more signs. Most of the locals know of the seasonal closures but visiting climbers may not. Reminds of a story of two Canadians getting busted for climbing the Rostrum during a falcon closure.
Saw two falcons flying around the crap crags area yesterday...
however updating the web site would probably be the best choice as a sign at one trailhead may not be the best..since you can get there so many ways
heres the most recent update I can find on the web, its 2 years old.
http://access-society.ca/squamish/squam ... html#item6
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