Chief Falcon closures for 2011

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Chief Falcon closures for 2011

Post by The_SAS_David_Jones » Mon May 09, 2011 12:39 pm

Hi everyone,

The falcon closures for spring/summer 2011 can now be found here:

http://squamishaccess.ca/?p=724

Thanks to Jeremy Frimer for producing the nice visual.

Thanks as well to BC parks (in particular Dave Zevick) for working on IDing the nesting site with a wildlife biologist and engaging SAS, CASBC and others to protect the falcons while minimizing the impact on climbers. The level of cooperation and communication has been excellent.

And lastly thanks for patience from all of you climbers for this announcement.

David J Jones
Co-director of SAS

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Re: Chief Falcon closures for 2011

Post by squamish climber » Mon May 09, 2011 1:14 pm

Great news that Milk Road and Freeway are not included in the Falcon closure. It seems to me that this consultative process has led to the least restrictive closure in years.

Well done everyone.
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Chief Falcon Route Closures

Post by Access Society of BC » Mon May 09, 2011 6:48 pm

Closed Routes
• Europa/Crap Crags above pitch 3
• Millennium Falcon pitches 4-10
• Lower Black Dyke above pitch 2
• The Gauntlet above pitch 3
• Negro Lesbian
• Zorroʼs Last Ride
Closed until July 31, 2011
or until posted otherwise.
Please report falcon sightings to
BC Parks at
604.898.3678 ext.2232
Open Routes
Freeway
• Grand Wall
• Milk Road/Run
• Upper Black Dyke
• Arrowroot
• Rutabaga
• Warriors of the Wasteland
• Java Jive
• Moving to Montana
• Deadend Dihedral
• Sports Illustrated
• Planet Caravan

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Re: Chief Falcon closures for 2011

Post by squamish climber » Wed May 11, 2011 7:05 am

Here is the photo showing the falcon closure area
Credit: Jeremy Frimer
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Re: Chief Falcon closures for 2011

Post by Dooley » Wed May 11, 2011 9:41 am

That picture takes the guess work out of where to go. Well done.

Have to ask, is there only one nest located as depicted? I have seen what I believe to be 3 pairs floating around. This doesnt mean that they are all nesting on the cheif though.

Funny to think that when I was in school on the east coast (Newfoundland) I did an ecology presentation on these birds without ever seeing one, and the first one I saw was on the 25th flr of my buddies apartment in Toronto when it landed on the patio railing! Now I see them all spring/summer.

Usless info, they are considered the fastest bird in the world!
When in doubt....run it out!!!!

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Chief Falcon closures for 2011 are now lifted

Post by The_SAS_David_Jones » Fri Jul 15, 2011 2:07 pm

BC parks has now lifted the Falcon closures on the Chief for the 2011 season.

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