Ice Climbers and Skiers Must Park Better at Trailhead

There's nothing worse than arriving at a parking spot for five cars and two have taken it up

January 13th, 2020 by | Posted in Gripped Outdoors, Profiles | Tags: , ,

There are more people than ever using the backcountry and parking is limited at trailheads everywhere. Whether it’s on the side of the road or in a pull-out, skiers and climbers need to park closer together to make room for others.

This isn’t always the case, but more often than not, skiers and climbers are taking far more space than they need to. When you arrive at a parking area, try to keep things as close as possible so others can join.

When heading into the backcountry, leave a note on your car saying where you’re going. If you’re heading to an ice climb, write the name of your objective in the snow or mud on the back of your vehicle.

Parking at Rogers Pass
Ice climb parking in B.C.