It’s finally happening! After years of effort, a property subdivision and a land purchase, the Waterline crag in Castlegar is OPEN FOR BUSINESS this Sunday, July 19th! Waterline is now owned and operated by TAWKROC, the non-profit that represents all climbers in the West Kootenay. Come out, climb the walls and help the TAWKROC board install signage, clear trails, etc. this Sunday!
There’s a lot of excitement about Waterline’s re-opening on Sunday! There are just a few of things to keep in mind:
– Remember to maintain social distancing (2 metres apart) at the crag on Sunday, and if it’s too busy at one wall, spread out! Waterline is big (11 acres), so there’s lots of room to roam.
– The rules laid down by Dr. Bonnie Henry state that we (TAWKROC) can’t organize a gathering of more than 50 people. Please make sure to sign in so we can track numbers and spread out appropriately!
– Bring your own hand sanitizer (and face masks if needed.)
– Our ‘open house’ will run from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. We have no formal parking at Waterline, and room for very few cars along the dirt access road. Please park at the nearby baseball fields (Kinnaird Park) and walk in.
– If Waterline is too busy when you arrive, consider climbing at another nearby crag (Kinnaird Bluffs, or one of the many Arrow Lakes crags); you can always come back to Waterline later.
– Prior to climbing, remember to complete the new combined Kinnaird / Waterline waiver at tawkroc.org
– Sorry about all the rules; we’re just doing what we need to do in these unusual times.