Are you wondering why trees are missing around some of your favourite Smoke Bluff climbs? Don’t worry, it is not aggressive route cleaning.
B.C. Hydro went to work on hydro poles in and around the Smoke Bluffs and the Apron, clearing trees and bush to access work sites. The thinning of the trees has revealed a number of often-overlooked crags such as Alexis. With fewer trees, the winds will dry the granite quicker and the lack of bush will spread the crowds around. After all, seeing is believing.
Source: Squamish Climbing