Wednesday, May 19, 2010


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Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Monday Night Bouldering Part: 1

Distant view of the ~30 people who came out to kick off the first Monday Night of the season.

Last night kicked off the first edition of CNS's Monday Nights Bouldering.

The destination : Prospect Bay.
The conditions : Perfect.
The bugs : almost non existant.
The People : Great!! 

CNS would like to thank all of those who came out to share a good time. There were approx 30 people in attendance last night and we hope to see this grow! Don't forget to tell your friends, all are welcome. More on here.

Pictured Right is local Vicky French topping out the classic problem Cornflake.

Next week: Chebucto Head


Friday, May 14, 2010


As the warm weather approaches boulderers take to the evening session for cooler temps. Here is Jess Gilbert saucing some beta on Adrenaline Junkie at the popular Chebucto Head. More Here.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Monday Night Bouldering Begins

Climb Nova Scotia presents

Monday Night Bouldering 2010
Courtesy of… Stamp & Scooter
In Association With … Ground Zero Climbing Gym

Here we have it folks! The long anticipated schedule for Monday Night Bouldering!! We decided to start it a couple weeks early this season for all of you who are psyched!! Everyone is welcome - from the novice climber who just bought their first pair of shoes to the advanced who just wants to CRUSH!. Come on out for a great time shared amongst good people. Shoot the shit, gather beta, and make friends and all that other sappy stuff! Bring your friends, family, or dog, whatever!

SO THIS IS THE DEAL: We meet every Monday (if it is pouring lets head indoors for a session, eh?!) at the Armdale Rotary in Halifax, for 6:00pm! Try to get there a bit early as we will leave as close to 6:00pm as possible, so aim for 5:45-5:55pm! We will carpool to a different destination every Monday so if you do not have a car, do not worry! Just show up and we will carpool the best we can. We have always been successful in the past and climbers are always willing to share a seat. If you want to pitch in for gas I am sure it will be much appreciated! Climb Nova Scotia will bring some pads but if you have one please bring it. The more the merrier! The schedule is below.

***NOTE: We understand these areas may not cater to everyone. Therefore, if we deem it necessary we may change the desitnation without notice. Please try to be there before departure at 6:00pm so you are in the loop!***

17 – Prospect
24 - Chebucto Head
31 - Polly's Cove/ Laundromat

7 - Joey Ramone/ Holliday
14 – Crystal Crescent
21 - Duncan's Cove
28 - Chebucto Foot

5 - Corn and Bung
12 - Lake & Satellite
19 - Jungle & Gros Poisson
26 - Memorial/ Eggs/ Godzilla

2 - Thoughtful Spot
9 - Dog House/ Mega
16 - Area 51/ Bop Gun
23 - Noveau Riche
30 – Prospect *Night Bouldering*

6 - TBD
13 - TBD
20 - TBD
27 –TBD

Oh yeah. We are located on the East Coast of Canada. We all know how the weather is. So bring some warmish clothes, especially for those coastal destinations.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Climb Nova Scotia Annual General Meeting

The 2010 Climb Nova Scotia Annual General Meeting will be held on Sunday, April 25 at 6pm at Ground Zero Climbing Gym in Dartmouth.

You must be a Climb Nova Scotia member to attend, but memberships
may be purchased on site.

Come learn what we’ve been up to, what we're planning, and how you can get involved. Meet the executive and share your opinions and ideas.

There will be free food, beverages, prizes and climbing after the meeting!

Parking ban at First Face on Paces Lake Drive

Climb Nova Scotia has been contacted by the owners of First Face crag. Apparently someone on Paces Lake Drive has complained to them that several times dozens of people have been seen trespassing on a neighbor's property, camping out and making fires, and leaving litter and garbage behind. We have also been advised that neither the dockside nor the pullout parking spots are public, and in fact the entire road is private all the way to the highway.

The owners have requested that climbers do not park on Paces Lake Drive - park only on the side of the 357HWY and walk in, being careful to stay on the path along the water's edge and away from the houses on Paces Lake Drive. The landowners expressed their satisfaction with their relationship with Climb Nova Scotia and do not have plans to revoke climbing privileges provided we respect their wishes.

I'm confident that the climbing community is not responsible for this disrespectful and boorish behavior, but that is beside the point. Likewise I know you will all continue to show respect for the people who are kind enough to allow us access to their land to enjoy climbing.

Stick to clear and designated trails and strive to Leave No Trace that you were there. Always pack out your own trash and any other rubbish you might find and note that there are no camping or fires permitted at First Face. Remember that climbing on private land is a privilege not a right. Please do not park on Paces Lake Drive when climbing at First Face.


Mick Levin
Climb Nova Scotia President
climbnovascotia at gmail dot com

Monday, February 15, 2010

Ice Fest all booked up

Response has been tremendous this year, and as such we are unable to accept any more participants.

If you already emailed CNS, you have a spot reserved. However, due to limitations with gear and overall routes we are unable to accommodate any more climbers who do not have their own gear. If you are still keen on getting out with us but didn't reserve a spot in time, please email and we will let you know if we have any cancellations by Friday.


Thursday, February 11, 2010

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

CNS Meeting Minutes January 8th, 2010

CNS Meeting Minutes: January 8th, 2010

CNS is a proud sponsor of the second Nova Scotian Tour de Bloc competition for 2009-10. It will be held at Ground Zero climbing gym on the 13th of February and promises to be an very exciting event with lots of surprises.
The climbing wall at West Kings high school has finally been completed with a aid of CNS funding. This project engaged many of the students who helped to build the wall and now get to learn a how to climb on their complete project. In order to help introduce the intricacies of rock climbing to student at the high school three CNS board members will be visiting the school on the 25th of January. This visit will involve a route setting clinic and a basic introduction to climbing technique and training. Furthermore, a copy of Eastern Tide will be shown and latter given to the school; this movie depicts some of the most intriguing, fun and difficult bouldering in Nova Scotia.
Major Thanks to Heather Bray for sending out the holiday thanks you letters to boulder fest sponsors !!
Due to the unfavourably warm weather in Nova Scotia lately ice climbing have been limited but CNS is still hoping for some colder weather in order to hold ice daze again this year. Possible between late January to early February.

Kate Smith