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FMCBC Welcomes the Skeena Climbing Society

We’d like to officially welcome our newest member club, the Skeena Climbing Society! This brand new organization is based out of Terrace, BC and was officially incorporated on July 9th, 2017. We couldn’t be happier to have them aboard.

Here’s a little bit of info to help you get to know them:

First night at the Caledonia High School climbing wall

In early 2017, a group of curious and enthusiastic individuals got together with the goal of gaining access to the climbing wall in the local high school (got to keep winter stoke high!). After lots of hard work, their “Caledonia Climbs Nights” kicked off in late November with lots of interest and great turnouts.

With the first goal conquered, moving forward, the Skeena Climbing Society’s mandates will include:

  • Growing the climbing community in the area
  • Working on establishing access agreements with government and private landowners
  • Producing a guidebook for the area
  • Improving existing routes (cleaning/retro-bolting)
  • Establishing new routes/areas

They also plan to offer more organized climbing related events (they hosted a screening of Reel Rock 12).  And eventually, they want to work towards offering learn to climb classes/workshops and Family Climb Time, as well as providing opportunities for high school students in the rock climbing and outdoor education programs.

Other potential projects include working with the Terrace Peaks Gymnastics Club with their expansions, which could include building a climbing wall. They’re currently writing a letter of support for the next phase of the expansion. They might also work with the Coast Mountains School District to extend the high school’s climbing wall.

And on grander scale, the Skeena Climbing Society hopes to support the development of a full indoor climbing gym for the public (in partnership with other local groups), to make Terrace a climbing destination in Northwest BC, and to organize trips for their membership in Canada, the US, and abroad.

If you want to get in touch with the Skeena Climbing Society, see what they’re up to, and give them a warm welcome, be sure to check out their Facebook page.

Kurt Gasser climbing at Exstew

 

David Klie on The Peanut

 

 

 

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