Sometimes known as ‘The Best Second in Nova Scotia’ because he can follow any pitch, be it rock, ice or choss, and stay out all day in terrible conditions with little to no actual climbing without complaining. He sends hard when the mood strikes, but the tradeoff might be cams that are either welded into cracks or sent sailing from the top.
Kelly is the current Cape Breton representative on the board. You can tell by the way he seems to know every single person at Seven Bays Bouldering and will chat with each of them while flashing blues on two busted ankles. He’s also a master of the dreaded Cape Breton finishing move, ‘The Drop-In,’ so if you happen to strike up a conversation with a friendly stranger at the gym, be warned that he is likely to show up at your house unannounced, will not take his shoes off at the door, and will lure you to go climbing with a promise of a rope and rack already in his trunk.