Hey, I know this is a quiet community but I thought I should share some of this info with you all. It looks like the NCC might be pushing climbers out of Gatineau Park. I pulled these comments off of www.rockclimbing.com webboard:
- “The Eardley Escarpment might bo closed to climbing for 10years (as well as for mountain bike, skidoo and motorboat) as of 2005!!!”
- “I've seen a couple of newspaper articles stating that climbing will be completely banned in the park due to environmental impacts. Also on one of the "zoning" maps on their website the majority of the climbing is in a zone only for environmental research (i.e. no recreation at all) with a note saying climbing will be prohibited.”
- “As far as I understand, it is the proposed master plan and will become permanent sometime after the public comment sessions. So unless there is a big enough outcry from the climbing community then it will become written in stone.”
- “As other people have mentioned, the public comment sessions are next week: Wednesday in French at the museum of civilization, and Thursday in English at the museum of science and nature.”
Check out there master plan: http://www.canadascapital.gc.ca/corporate/plan_reg/tomorrows_plans/gp_masterplan/_pdf/summary_e.pdf
The meeting is next week - Thursday, October 28, 2004
Where - The Canadian Museum of Nature, 240 McLeod Street, Ottawa.
5:30 pm Open house
7 pm Presentation
7:30 - 9 pm Questions and comments
I’m planning on going and think that the more climbers there the better. I'm not sure if a public outcry would work or what but it would be a good way for us climbers to ask questions so we can figure out what to do next...