Access to Cheakamus Gorge

After a lengthy closure resulting from the Highway 99 Culliton–Cheakamus rebuild in 2003–2004, all of the climbs at the Gorge are now open to the public, including Star Chek. The new parking area is in the large public rest area 200 metres south of the new the Salt Shed. As of the week of the 18th of September, the SAS was informed of additional temporary closures at the parking site until early October. These however, do not affect, in a safety capacity, the climbing area itself. The contractor has provided a contact for climbers if they wish to get the newest update and arrange for parking and climbing in this area at specific times. Please contact Alan Stockwell at 604-926-3261 or 604-787-8076. There is a great new trail starting out of the parking area. Please be aware that an SAS re-bolting program (mostly belays) is underway, and the final 50 metres of trail down to Star Chek requires further improvement. Please also note that rappelling in to Star Chek is no longer allowed (due to danger of debris-fall to climbers below and on-climb crowd management), and rap anchors have been removed. The trail is the only way in.

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