TAWKROC is a non-profit organization with a mandate to support and promote the responsible development and maintenance of safe outdoor rock climbing areas in the West Kootenays. Increasing access to these areas via the building and maintenance of trails, stairs and belay platforms will open up more areas for recreation by families and youth.
TAWKROC provides funds for:
- Retrofitting and upgrading of existing routes thought to be unsafe
- Fixed anchors and protection on new routes
TAWKROC is a chapter of CASBC (the Climbers Access Society of BC) which funds environmental projects such as erosion protection measures at the base of cliffs, trail building, graffiti & garbage removal. The West Kootenay CASBC rep is Vince Hempsall.