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2017 Falcon Closure

Effective Immediately – Falcon Closure.

BC Parks staff and climber volunteer attempts have been attempting to locate the falcon nest in the Squamish Buttress/ Apron/ South Gully area this week. Their work along with additional climber reports (Thanks guys!) indicate that falcons have nested in the Lower South gully area at around the height of Memorial Crack and terminus of Rock-On. Juvenile falcons have been observed adjacent to Calculus Crack. Effective immediately, BC parks is amending the falcon closure area to the Lower South Gully from its border formed by Calculus Crack with following routes affected:

• Calculus Crack and its new Neighbor
• Memorial Crack and Ledge
• Bad Pants Party
• Rock-on Area (Rock on, Bastille, Hard-on, The Great Arch)
• The Opal Wall (Mercy Street, The Opal)
• Mushy Peas

The previous closure for the Squamish Buttress / Butt Lite ,the Echelon wall (Ultimate Everything, Upper Echelon), and Prow and Kashmir Walls is now lifted. BC Parks and volunteer climbers are to continue falcon monitoring and potentially lift this this closure in the next couple weeks as the fledglings appear to be close to leaving the nest.

BC Parks notice with images

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