Work continues to secure a piece of climbing land in Castlegar

Work continues as the Association of West Kootenay Rock Climbers works to secure a piece of land in Castlegar for climbing and hiking.

Director Vince Hempsall says the first piece of property they purchased is Kinnaird Bluffs, which he says will be green space forever as far as they're concerned.

The 2nd piece of property they're purchasing is Waterline Walls off of 14th avenue, they're purchasing a subdivided 10 acres from the current owner so they can continue to have access to the area.

They've been applying for a number of grants and have already received some, putting them roughly halfway towards their goal.

Money raised from the Kootenay Climbing Festival this weekend will go towards securing the climbing area.