Starting October 1, 2011 climbers will have to purchase a $20 annual bouldering permit to climb at one of Canada’s most popular bouldering areas. The Niagara Parks Commission (NPC) is charging this fee as part of their new Bouldering Program management plan. In recent years, there has been some concern about continued access to the Glen but the Ontario Access Coalition (OAC) has worked with the NPC to keep the area open. It is unclear why climbers who have used the Glen for decades are now subject to this charge. Some climber are also questioning why the new plan requires minors to “be accompanied/supervised by a parent or guardian at all times while participating in bouldering,” when many people see bouldering as an ideal outdoor activity for youth.
More details including the waiver and rules here.