Advanced Ice Climbing course

Terrence Bay Woods Bouldering

Request for Proposals: Landowner Liability Research

Climb Nova Scotia is seeking proposals from qualified applicants to complete research into issues surrounding landowner liability as it relates to outdoor recreation in Nova Scotia. For more information, please refer to the RFP document.

Click here to read the full RFP: 2018-CNS-RFP-landowner-liability

Conflict of Interest Disclaimer:

Mick Levin, CNS Access Champion, intends on bidding on this proposal. He will not be involved in evaluating proposals or awarding the contract. To ensure a fair evaluation, a representative from the Communities, Culture and Heritage division of the Province of Nova Scotia (our funder), will be involved in come capacity.

CNS 2018 AGM


April 17, 2018, 7:00 pm – 8:00pm


Seven Bays Bouldering Cafe on Gottigen Street, Halifax.


Hear what we’ve been up to, vote on executive members, eat pizza that we’ve paid for, stick around for some new problems.

Executive Nominations

All positions except president are up for nominations this year. If you think you can add value to the climbing community in some way, have a skill that it looks like we need, have cool new ideas you want support for, want to argue during the work day in a private Facebook group, or just want a fancy title for your resume, then put your name forward for a position and bring all your friends to vote for you (friends must be CNS members, but lets be real, if you care enough about climbing to want to be on the executive, you don’t have any normal friends anymore). 

If you are considering a place on the ballot, you must be nominated (or nominate yourself) by emailing with “CNS EXEC NOMINATION” in the subject line.  Nominations will be accepted until April 15 2018 at 11:59pm.

Please include your name, the position you are interested in, and a short summary (300 word maximum) of your qualifications and why you want to sit on the board.

Positions and descriptions are as follows, BUT if there’s something you’re really passionate about and don’t see it listed here, don’t worry about it. These titles are mostly just so we have somewhere to slot you on the website:

  • President – Ensure alignment of CNS activities with organizational goals and funding qualification criterion, draft meeting agendas, chair monthly meetings, delegate tasks, oversee financials, attend events, deal with government stakeholders, website posts, answer emails, other duties as assigned. *Not up for replacement until 2019*
  • Treasurer – Manage financials, prepare budget, retain records, steer spending toward targets, attend monthly executive meetings, website posts, answer emails, other duties as assigned.
  • Membership Coordinator – Retain up-to-date membership list, mail correspondence and membership cards, attend monthly executive meetings, website posts, answer emails, other duties as assigned.
  • Communications Director – Handle external matters, book event venues, postering, advertisement campaigns, approach sponsors, primary email responder, attend monthly executive meetings, website posts, other duties as assigned.
  • Access Champion – Monitor all climbing area access issues, uphold excellent relationships with landowners, organize clean and climbs, organize and execute trail maintenance, attend monthly executive meetings, website posts, answer emails, other duties as assigned.
  • Diversity Liaison – Social outreach, engagement of new climbers and underrepresented groups, organize and attend events, attend monthly executive meetings, website posts, answer emails, other duties as assigned.
  • Youth Representative – Interface with public school system, support youth climbing competitions and workshops, organize and attend events, attend monthly executive meetings, website posts, answer emails, other duties as assigned.
  • Secretary – Attend monthly executive meetings, record and distribute meeting minutes, website posts, answer emails, other duties as assigned.

Executive members (with the exception of President) all have a vote in major Climb Nova Scotia undertakings and are expected to exercise their right to vote when called upon. All executive positions are a 1 year term, except for President, which is 2 years in duration.

Executive members are not paid and typically spend up to 5 hours a week on CNS activities when there’s nothing happening, and more when we are busy. President tends to be busier. We can offer you tasty food for meetings, free enrollment in courses that CNS is hosting, subsidized fancy first aid courses or other things you may be interested in, and access to our library of gear (except our nice ice tools, they belong to the president until he abdicates the throne).

Please note, you must be a member in good standing of Climb Nova Scotia to run for a position on the board, and to attend the annual general meeting. You can purchase a membership by clicking here or with cash at the meeting.

If you want to help with CNS but aren’t interested in sitting on the board please let us know. There’s plenty to do and we can always use volunteers for specific projects.

Hope to see you there!

New Routes in E-Gully at Mainface

Sean Therien has put up two more hard routes in E-Gully. From the man himself:

‘I want to honour the memory of Marc Mass and as such have named route #1 Electric LadyLand 5.12d. Climb the line of bolts that exit right of Easier said then done 5.9* anchor.

and route #2: Everybody Hurts 5.13 climb the line of bolts that exit left of Easier said then done anchor.
Mark LOVED Jimi Hendrix and I think he would have enjoyed Electric Lady Land…freaking hard moves and then just fun 5.10 climbing to a scenic ledge.
Everybody Hurts I think is a good reference to how everyone who knew Marc is feeling right now…and also…climbing this route will just plain hurt!
*Easier Said Then Done is located at the bottom of E-Gully just to the left of Popcorn.

Ground Zero Demo Night

Early bird tickets!

Early bird tickets reminder