Climb Nova Scotia is thrilled to announce that the Terence Bay Woods bouldering area will be open for a day of climbing for Climb Nova Scotia members only this fall! The TBay Woods area is a dense concentration of over two dozen high-quality problems from V0-V10+ on a handful of excellent blocs just thirty minutes from downtown Halifax. TBay Woods has been officially closed for over a decade, but the property owners recognize the value of this beautiful spot to climbers. They are generously offering some access on the following terms:
What: A day of climbing at the Tbay Woods boulders!
Who: Climb Nova Scotia members only. Maximum 30 people, or 8 cars (whichever comes first).
When: Saturday October 6th from 10am to 4pm. (Rain date: Sunday October 7th)
Where: 20 Rocky Road, off of Nice View Drive in Terence Bay. There are 4 parking spots near the house on Rocky Road and 4 more at the mailboxes on the end of Nice View Drive at Terence Bay Road.
How: This conditional access arrangement came about after open and candid conversations between people who cherish the Woods and hoped to find a way to both preserve and manage the use of this scarce resource.
Why: TBay Woods is a special place to different people for different reasons. The owners want to give climbers the opportunity to enjoy the boulders in a way that preserves the natural solitude of the area for everyone. Leave No Trace ethics are absolutely crucial.
Leave No Trace: Be respectful. Scrub your tick marks and excess chalk. Pack out any waste you find. No cutting trees, branches, or foliage. Keep noise to a minimum. No dogs please. There will NOT be toilet facilities available to climbers so please plan accordingly. Leave the Woods in more pristine condition than when you arrived.
Climbers should recognize that these terms of access to TBay Woods are on a trial basis. Let’s put our best foot forward as gracious stewards of this fantastic climbing area rather than taking this access arrangement for granted.
If you want to come, sign up by clicking HERE. First come, first served.