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Access to Murrin Park

The present access situation in the Murrin Park canyon is focussed on the Nightmare Rock area. The highway in front of Nightmare is to be a new merging zone where four traffic lanes from the north merge into the existing two lanes through the middle of the

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Access to The Malamute

Although climbers have been active on the Malamute for over 40 years, it presents climbers today with the most high profile and complex access situation in the entire region. The Malamute can be considered as two separate areas; upper and lower, each with a different set of

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Access to Gonzales Creek

The parking area is just north of the bridge Peter Kiewit Sons’ have been constructing this last few months. Unfortunately, due to lack of signage, close to a de facto closure is in effect because of the pylons and heavy machinery moving about; not exactly welcoming. But

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Access to Comic Rocks

This area has now had a de facto closure affecting it for some months due to highway construction The work seems to be near completion. The original parking spot (at the entrance of the access road which led off the highway) is currently filled with gravel and

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Access to The Chief

As of summer 2006, no access changes have yet occurred at the Chief as a result of the Highway 99 upgrade. However, major changes to the Chief frontcountry are upcoming, starting later this year or in early 2007 when Peter Kiewit Sons’ begins construction in that area.

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Access to the Papoose

While highway construction at the Papoose is looming, we have not been informed of any permanent closures. When blasting begins, the current news from the contractor is that appropriate signage will be placed at the entrance way concerning the access situation. The newest way in to the

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Access to Comic Rocks

This area has now had a de facto closure affecting it for some months due to highway construction The work seems to be near completion. The original parking spot (at the entrance of the access road which led off the highway) is currently filled with gravel and

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Access to The Chief

As of summer 2006, no access changes have yet occurred at the Chief as a result of the Highway 99 upgrade. However, major changes to the Chief frontcountry are upcoming, starting later this year or in early 2007 when Peter Kiewit & Sons’ begins construction in that

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Trail Work

During the Climbers’ Access Society of B.C. climbers’ festival staged on the weekend of the 9th and 10th of September, a lot of great on-the-ground work was done at three different areas: Petrifying Wall at Murrin Park, the Smoke Bluffs and “The Squaw”. A new set of

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Access to the Smoke Bluffs

Climbers visiting the Smoke Bluffs this year may have noticed many new trail signs and a considerable amount of fine trailwork that is starting to make a positive mark in what has been something of an unkempt jungle for many years. It is the result of the

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