The Association of West Kootenay Rock Climbers (TAWKROC) has just announced the recipients of the 2012 new routing reimbursement fund, which aims to promote route development in the area by giving cash to developers of new climbs and climbing areas.
Nelson residents Micha Forestell and JT Croston as well as Chris Harrison in Creston have been awarded $286.40, $77.30 and $204.75 respectively for their development at Champion Crag, Woodbury and Goat River Dam last year.
In total, the three developers volunteered their personal time and put in 72 studs, 56 hangers and 14 anchors on a total of 14 routes ranging from 5.8 mixed to 5.12b sport. The TAWKROC fund was put in place to help reimburse developers for the cost of the hardware used on new routes.
TAWKROC directors have visited each of these areas and ensured every route meets association guidelines.
The money for the reimbursement fund comes from donations by local climbers. If you would like to donate to TAWKROC, please contact Vince Hempsall at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Routes reimbursed at Champion Crag:
- Face Shot, 5.10a sport
- Count Frogula, 5.10a sport
- I’m no tow truck driver, 5.10a mixed
- Jenny Crag, 5.8 mixed
- Exterminator, 5.8 mixed
- The Garden Tour, 5.8 mixed
Routes reimbursed at Goat River Dam crag:
- The Thief, 5.7 sport
- Barfly, 5.11a sport
- Arrowhead, 5.10d sport
- No-eyed Deer, 5.8 sport
- Scruffy Goat, 5.10a sport
- Clip it or Skip it, 5.10b sport
Routes reimbursed at Woodbury:
- Storm Rider, 5.12b Sport
- Baldr’s Bain 5.10c Trad
TAWKROC will again be doing a call out to developers near the end of this year to reimburse for routes developed during the 2013 season. Stay Tuned.