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NS - Crags Climbing Status

Climbing Status Legend

Open - Open with no restrictions

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 guidelines 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

Halifax Region

Halifax
Halifax Region
Carg Name
Climbing Status
Cliff Ownership
Approach Ownership
Notes
CFB Fearwater
Private
Private
Chebucto Head
NS DNR
NS TIR
Eagles Nest
HRM and DND
HRM Park (Admiral Cove Park)
The Lorax
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
NS DNR
NS DNR
South Shore region
South Shore region
South Shore Region
Crag Name
Status
Cliff Ownership
Approach Ownership
Parking
Notes
Big Bluff
NS DNR
NS DNR
HWY Parking
Bug City
NS DNR
NS DNR
Street parking
Crow's Nest
NS DE
NS DE
Crown Land
Dover Island
Private
Water Acess Only
Private
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
NS DNR
Private/NS DNR
Private
High Head
NCC
NCC
Public Road
Medicine Wall
NS DNR
NS DNR
Public Road
Sorrow's End
NS DNR
Private/NS DNR
Private
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
NS DE
NS DE
Crown Land
The Skapper
Private
Private
Private road
The Zoo
Private
Private
Public Road
Upper Cheaters Head
NS DE
NS DE
Crown Land
Vally - Fundy Region
Valley Fundy Region
Crag Name
Climbing Status
Cliff Ownership
Access Ownership
Parking Ownership
Notes
Sandy Cove
Private
Private
UNKNOWN
Access to this crag has been closed. Please respect this decision and do not enter.
Trout Cove
Private
Private
UNKNOWN
This crag is located near to, and is in full sight of near by houses. Continued access to this crag is dependent on climbers maintain a positive relationship with locals. Be respectful.
Gulliver's Cove
Private
Private
UNKNOWN
Old Mill
King's County
King's County
Public Road
Fern Gully
Direct contact with the land owner has not been made. If you enccounter any issues, or hear of any developements, please reach out to Climb Nova Scotia. In the meantime, keep a low profile and be respectful. Houses are located very near to the wall entrance. Be discrete.
Black Hole
NS DNR - Nova scotia department of natural resources
NS DNR - Nova scotia department of natural resources
UNKNOWN
Vally - Fundy Region
East Shore Region
Eastern Shore Region
Title
Climbing Status
Cliff Ownership
Access Ownership
Parking Ownership
Notes
Ship Rock
Private - Nova Scotia Nature Trust
Water Access Only
Private - Nova Scotia Nature Trust
Express permission has not been granted to climbers. This is a nature reserve so leave the island as you found it. Practice leave no trace.
The Gloves - Glove Wall
Private
Private
N/A
As of 2021, a "do not trespass" sign has been posted. For the time being, access is presumed to be closed. Attempts to climb at Glove wall threaten any futur negotiations Climb Nova Scotia may have, so we ask that climbers stay away.
Gibraltar Rock
N/A
N/A
N/A
Garden of Eden
N/A
N/A
N/A
Bow Wall
N/A
N/A
N/A
Howe Crag
Private
Private
HWY Parking
Columbus Wall
Private
Private
HWY Parking
This crag and it's access point are on private property. Do not block gate when parking. No campfires permitted.
Neverland
Private
Private
HWY Parking
Climbing at Neverland crag is prohibited. Climbing here may impede further efforts to restore and maintain access.
First Face
Private
Private
HWY Parking
Climb Nova Scotia continues to maintain a positive relationship with the landowners of First Face and it's access trail. Park along the shoulder of the highway, and walk up the private road to get to the trailhead. Leave no trace and be respectful.
Main Face
Private
Private
HWY Parking
The land owner has asked that all climbers must be members of Climb Nova Scotia in order to access the cliff.
The Cave
NS DNR - Nova scotia department of natural resources
NS DNR - Nova scotia department of natural resources
Street Parking
Jessie's Diner
NS DNR - Nova scotia department of natural resources
NS DNR - Nova scotia department of natural resources
Street Parking
Raptor Crag
NS DNR - Nova scotia department of natural resources
NS DNR - Nova scotia department of natural resources
Street Parking
Lower Railway Crag
NS DNR - Nova scotia department of natural resources
NS DNR - Nova scotia department of natural resources
Street Parking
Railway Crag
NS DNR - Nova scotia department of natural resources
NS DNR - Nova scotia department of natural resources
Street Parking
The Spot
NS DNR - Nova scotia department of natural resources
NS DNR - Nova scotia department of natural resources
Street Parking
Access to The Spot is open, however, the trail borders private property. Stay on the established trail and be respectful.
Castle
NS DNR - Nova scotia department of natural resources
NS DNR - Nova scotia department of natural resources
NS DNR - NS Department of Natural Resources
East Shore Region
Cape Breton Region
Cape Breton Region
Title
Climbing Status
Cliff Ownership
Access Ownership
Parking Ownership
Notes
Big Pond
N/A
N/A
N/A
Climbers must obtain direct approval from the landowner before accessing this crag.
Drive By Crag
N/A
N/A
N/A
Lorraine Head
N/A
N/A
N/A
Cape Dauphin
N/A
N/A
N/A
Jigging Cove
N/A
N/A
N/A
Black Brook
NPC - National Parks Canada
NPC - National Parks Canada
NPC - National Parks Canada
Black Brook is located in the Highland National Park. Permission must be granted by the park Superintendent.
Little Smokey
N/A
N/A
N/A
Franey
N/A
N/A
N/A
Grande Falaise
N/A
N/A
N/A
Second Fork
N/A
N/A
N/A
Cape Clear
N/A
N/A
N/A
Cape Breton Region

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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