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Crag Status

Climbing Status Legend

Closed - Based on landowner requests or communications, CNS does not advise that climbers visit this crag. Visiting this crag may impede future efforts to maintain, re-establish and/or secure access in the region.
 

Unknown - Access status is unknown to Climb Nova Scotia at this time. Please reach out if you have any information.

Access Concerns Present - Access issues and/or concerns are currently present. As always, climbers should keep a low profile and be on their best behavior. See notes for details on how you can help us maintain a good relationship with landowners.

 

Restrictions or Guidelines Present - CNS advises that climbers adhere to specific guidlines or restrictions requested by the landowner. See notes for details.

We strive to keep this information as up to date as possible, however the access status of a crag is never guaranteed and may change without notice.

To find out more on how you can help better maintain access to our crags, see our Climber Liability page

Carg Name
Climbing Status
Cliff Ownership
Approach Ownership
Notes
CFB Fearwater
Tolerated
Private
Private
Chebucto Head
Open
NS DNR
NS TIR
Eagles Nest
Open
HRM and DND
HRM Park (Admiral Cove Park)
The Lorax
Tolerated
Crown Land
Private/Crown
Keep a low profile on the approach. Park on the right side of Aarons Way. Do not park on Tamridge Lane (privately owened).
Virginia Slab
Open
NS DNR
NS DNR
Halifax
Carg Name
Status
Cliff Ownership
Approach Ownership
Notes
Big Bluff
Open
NS DNR
NS DNR
Bug City
Open
NS DNR
NS DNR
Crow's Nest
Open
NS DE
NS DE
Dover Island
Open
Private
Water Acess Only
Parking and boat access to Dover can be provided by Rod at the Ocean Spray B&B. See our "Land Access" page for more info. Dogs are not permitted on the island.
Easter Island
Tolerated
NS DNR
Private/NS DNR
High Head
Open
NCC
NCC
Medicine Wall
Open
NS DNR
NS DNR
Sorrow's End
Tolerated
NS DNR
Private/NS DNR
Nice View Drive is privately owned and serves as a driveway for local residents. Park on the right side of the road so as not to block the driveway. If there are 3-4 cars already parked, turn back and park at the gate. Consider carpooling if you are arriving with more than one car. Keep a low profile when parking and hiking in, as the main entry point and parking is dependent on climbers maintaining a positive relationship with locals.
The Kitchen
Open
NS DE
NS DE
The Skapper
Unknown
Private
Private
The Zoo
Unknown
Private
Private
Upper Cheaters Head
Open
NS DE
NS DE
Southern Shore

Climb Nova Scotia would like to extend our sincere gratitude to Viewpoint.ca for their support of our ongoing access initiatives.


Viewpoint.ca is a very handy website that provides real estate information for Nova Scotia properties via a handy map interface. Through Viewpoint, CNS is able to monitor the status of important climbing destinations around the province.


If you or someone you know is looking to buy or sell real estate in Nova Scotia, Viewpoint.ca is a great resource that also offers mortgage and insurance services. Thank you Viewpoint for your help!

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