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Grade Route Gear style Quality Climber
Sat 5th Dec 2020 - Virginia Slab
5.9 Woolf of Wallstreet Sport 16m, 7 Classic
Max S
Sun 15th Nov 2020 - Eagle's Nest
Main Cliff
5.7 Boomin' System Sport 10m, 3 Very Good
Cameron Bray
Fri 23rd Oct 2020 - Musquodoboit Valley Area
Railway Crag
5.7 Ghostwriter

OMG awesome climb. Great hands for getting introduced to trad climbing and if you're not great at climbing cracks, this route gives you layback, stemming, and face options too.

- with Karla K
Sport 18m, 7 Classic
Nick Boldt
5.7 5.7 G De-railed

#1. Took one take just before the roof crux, then went left across the horizontal crack and onto the face. Repeated the climb on TR to check out the more dynamic solution (to the right up the hand crack. Both fun options.

- with Karla K
Trad 15m Good
Nick Boldt
Mon 19th Oct 2020 - Sorrow's End
Sorrow's End Right
5.7 5.7 PG Dreamberry Wine

#1. Climbed on TR, plugging gear to mock-lead where I could: only 3 cams placed.

Not a fan of the runout start, but the climbing is great on TR.

- with Lynette Reid, Karla K, Leigh M, Megan D
Trad 15m
Nick Boldt
5.7 Bienvenue Au Poulettier

#3. Fun route, decently protectable as a mock lead on TR, once you're two bolts in and have to start plugging cams. Tried a few things before I could protect the first horizontal crack -- an early cam placement attempt popped out and smacked me in the face when I yanked on it.

Didn't love that cam, but left it in until I got one tier higher, placed a better cam, then removed the lower one. Moral here is: get ready to be runout, but the climbing is easy. Could lead this next time around.

- with Lynette Reid, Karla K, Leigh M, Megan D
Mixed trad 13m, 2
Nick Boldt
5.10b Float Like a Butterfly

#2. Didn't solve the top section crux - pulled on the bolt instead to get through the move. Later found out I'd missed a right hand pull, which would have made the difference.

- with Lynette Reid, Karla K, Leigh M, Megan D
Sport 4
Nick Boldt
Mon 19th Oct 2020 - Sorrow's End
Sorrow's End Left
5.8 5.8 G See With Joy

#6. Didn't bother to explore trad placements here, since everyone said it's bomber and very easy to protect. Ran up it in 5 mins on TR. Would lead this on trad next time.

- with Lynette Reid, Karla K, Leigh M, Megan D
Trad 13m
Nick Boldt
Mon 19th Oct 2020 - Sorrow's End
Sorrow's End Right
5.8 5.8 G Recognition

#4. Safer start than Dreamberry Wine, but also includes a long runout layback section... so while the climb is awesome, I'd consider the pro PG unless you're good at jamming and placing gear. (I'm not there yet.)

- with Lynette Reid, Karla K, Leigh M, Megan D
Trad 15m
Nick Boldt
5.10b All the Rage

#5. Challenging, and way more fun than Float Like a Butterfly. Tricky, technical, and crimpy on sharp bits. Good reminder of what I've forgotten due to (what feels like) a year of COVID and less than optimal training. Would not want to climb this on lead as the bottom is cruxy and the fall potential is strong. Great on TR though.

- with Lynette Reid, Karla K, Leigh M, Megan D
Sport 15m, 5
Nick Boldt
Tue 13th Oct 2020 - Musquodoboit Valley Area
The Spot
5.8 The Old In-and-Out (aka Baiting Bambi)

#5. OK, so this route was awesome, even including the rusty bail biners at the top instead of rap rings, and the fact that I got my foot stuck in the crack near the anchor. 5/5, would climb again.

- with Karla K
Sport 20m Classic
Nick Boldt
5.8 Twinkle Toes

After much deliberation and whining, I finally got on this slab. (I hate slabs.) Stick clipped the first two bolts and thankfully so. The top half is nice for a slab. The bottom... not a fan. Good route, just not a fan of slabs.

- with Karla K
Sport 3 Good
Nick Boldt
5.7 While You Were Sexting

#1 of the day, and my second ever trad lead. Dumped like 4-5 cams and a single nut in there, then got a bit runout at the top. GREAT belay ledge for bringing up a second and then rapping back down. Karla's first trad clean in a while - got out the token nut w/o a tool.

- with Karla K
Trad 14m Classic
Nick Boldt
5.10a Cat and Mouse

#3. First time doing this on lead, and it was everything I thought it would be from the last time on TR with Peter.

- with Karla K
Sport 11m, 6 Classic
Nick Boldt
5.8 Who Needs Viagra

#2. Ugh, still hate this route. Did it on TR and still couldn't land the opening move (tried to do it from below instead of from the left face). And then veered off into the 5.7 higher up. Not a fan. Karla crushed the opening move though, and stayed more true to the route.

- with Karla K
Sport 14m, 4 Average
Nick Boldt
Tue 13th Oct 2020 - Musquodoboit Valley Area
Castle
5.8 Wizards of the Castle

#5. Deliberately went off course to check out the trad line to the left, Castle Breach. Need to come back and hit that with trad gear next time.

- with Kathryn A
Sport 14m, 5 Very Good
Nick Boldt
5.6 Murder Hole

#2. Went over to the murder hole for a second climb. Need to try climbing this some time without doing the traverse from the far right under the murder hole.

- with Kathryn A
Sport Good
Nick Boldt
5.7 Up the Beanstalk

#1. Ran up this and threw a TR on it so Kathryn could experience climbing again after a few years off.

- with Kathryn A
Sport 11m, 3 Good
Nick Boldt
5.8 Wizards of the Castle

#4. Kathryn liked this one best of the 3 she did, even doing a second lap.

- with Kathryn A
Sport 14m, 5 Very Good
Nick Boldt
5.10a Stoke-i-fy

#3. Some super helpful climbers offered to let me TR on their gear so I could try the beta they'd figured out (forget hand jamming the slot, throw a high heel onto the face). Bomber.

Thanks to Becca and Eric for the beta and the catch!

- with Kathryn A
Sport Very Good
Nick Boldt
Sat 10th Oct 2020 - Musquodoboit Valley Area
Castle
5.9 Quantum Shopvac

#5, #6. After leading this, did a couple extra laps on TR to explore other lines. Also went half-way up the 5.11a to the left before jogging back to the safety of the TR 5.9

- with Karla K
Sport Very Good
Nick Boldt
5.7 Up the Beanstalk

#1, #2. easy warmup. Did a lap, then Karla led through the gear, then I went up again to clean and rap down.

- with Karla K
Sport 11m, 3 Very Good
Nick Boldt
5.10a Stoke-i-fy

#7. Finished the day here. Starts deceptively easy before the roof appears.

Could not pull the roof in one go, or two goes, or three goes. Hooray for hangdog. Eventually just batman'd up to cheap my way to the horn above the roof.

- with Karla K
Sport
Nick Boldt
5.8 Fee Fi Fo Fum

#3. easy and fun. Karla climbed on TR, then got her rappel on to be nice to the fixed gear. Woo!

- with Karla K
Sport Very Good
Nick Boldt
5.9 Quantum Shopvac

#4. Loads of fun. Wanted to also do Noble Cause but it was super wet. Did a couple of extra laps on TR to explore other lines... the face, the corner, the cheater-chimney.

Might have rested once or twice.

- with Karla K
Sport Very Good
Nick Boldt
Sat 26th Sep 2020 - Musquodoboit Valley Area
The Spot
5.7 5.7 G Everybody's Baby

#6: last route of the day.

Good for your first ever trad lead, since the climbing is uninteresting, so there's not much thinking required. Hands are good and the protection is decent (once you scrub out the dirty cracks) and you can faff about picking nuts and cams while standing on decent ledges. So it's low stress, but there's no real wow factor.

- with Peter McV
Trad 17m Average
Nick Boldt
5.7 While You Were Sexting

#1 of the day: Peter put up this route, I cleaned, then we rapped down. Reminder that I need to practice top-belay more. Fun.

- with Peter McV
Trad 14m Good
Nick Boldt
5.9 Phat Tuesday

#4 on the day.

If you pina coladas, and sketchy slab routes from hell... this started out scary (I suck at slabs), got worse (more like 5.10-?) and then became a mix of easy 5.7ish stuff and interesting 5.10ish moves. Nice and long overall, with great exposure, with a beautiful anchor station to top-belay and rap from.

100% worth the struggle, but wow, it was work to get through the first bit. This is rated a 5.9+ in the Rock Climbing Nova Scotia guidebook... and clearly the + is accurate when describing the crux(es) at the start.

We used a 70M rope to get back to the Whisky ledge, and then climbed down the gully.

Unclear if a 60M rope would have been enough.

- with Peter McV
Sport 50m, 12 Good
Nick Boldt
5.9 Teenage Burnout

#5 of the day. I was told to expect a scary traverse over the arete at the top to get to the rings but after the bottom part of Phat Tuesday, this was a walk in the park.

- with Peter McV
Sport Very Good
Nick Boldt
5.10a Cat and Mouse

#3 route. Peter climbed though my gear on Who Needs Viagara to clean it (and to avoid the swinging mess that I made of the first couple moves), then moved the anchor over to Cat and Mouse, which I found super easy, barely an inconvenience. Did two TR laps. Should do it on lead, it's a really friendly route.

- with Peter McV
Sport 11m, 6 Very Good
Nick Boldt
5.8 Who Needs Viagra

#2 of the day: stick-clipped the first bolt (didn't read the guide book advice, just figured it looked unsafe). Good thing too, since I fell of it at least 3 times (yay for attentive belayers and soft catches!). Did finally solve the initial beta and worked though the rest. Might have rested part way up? Anyway good route, possibly more like a 5.9?

- with Peter McV
Sport 14m, 4 Very Good
Nick Boldt
Sun 20th Sep 2020 - Musquodoboit Valley Area
The Spot
5.6 Leave it to Beaver

Dirty crack at the start, but some great laybackin' crackin'.

Dumped a bunch of unnecessary trad gear in there for practice on the way up, since after the first 3 bolts it felt super duper safe.

- with Karla K
Sport 14m, 6 Very Good
Nick Boldt
5.6 Bye Bye Beep

Stick clipped the start because the first couple moves felt harder than they really were. Also plugged a bunch of cams and nuts in there just to play at a trad route. Other than the first 1-2 clips, the rest of the route would probably make for a great trad route.

- with Karla K
Sport 20m Very Good
Nick Boldt
Sun 13th Sep 2020 - Musquodoboit Valley Area
Castle
5.8 Fee Fi Fo Fum

Route #1 of the day. Fun warmup.

- with Karla K
Sport Very Good
Nick Boldt
5.8 Wizards of the Castle

#5. Fun end to the day.

- with Karla K
Sport 14m, 5 Very Good
Nick Boldt
5.6 Murder Hole

#4 of the day - ran into some climbers who explained that the anchors are titanium glue ins, rather than the usual bolt + ring anchor. Lots of room to run a rappel line, which I did. Karla then TR'd it (which I suppose isn't really ideal for the rope or the fixed gear).

- with Karla K
Sport Very Good
Nick Boldt
5.8 The Assassination of Blunderbore

Route #3 - lots of fun on this one.

- with Karla K
Sport Very Good
Nick Boldt
5.9 Smell the Blood

Route #2. Should have read the description more closely, to know it rambles to the left and joins the anchor at Declaration Of Stoke. Made for a wee bit of an adventure as a fellow climber was heading up that one at the same time but graciously let me top out and rap down before him. Wouldn't say I loved the route - not ideal to clean on rappel as there's a ton of swing potential on the way down.

- with Karla K
Sport Good
Nick Boldt
Wed 9th Sep 2020 - Musquodoboit Valley Area
Castle
5.6 Crocodile Tiers

Not what I expected for a warmup route, but turned out to be pretty fun. Great intro to quality NS granite and just how sticky all those tiny nubs can be. Also a great spot to practice rappel, since it's a slab. Note: to protect my belayer I threw a .5 or .75 cam in the wall to the right of the route, in case I came sliding down.

- with Shazia Mazhar
Sport 14m, 5 Very Good
Nick Boldt
5.7 Up the Beanstalk

Easy peasy. Way easier than Crocodile Tiers if you're used to jugs vs. grippy slabs. Shaz enjoyed this one too, and I got to do a second rappel practice that was much faster than the first.

- with Shazia Mazhar
Sport 11m, 3 Very Good
Nick Boldt
5.10a Slim Dusty

Guidebook told me not to bother but it was RIGHT THERE next to Up the Beanstalk, and it was an overhang crack climb. So... yeah, I had to try it. Stick clipped the first draw, and shoved a small TCU in the wall between the first and second draws partly for the gear placement practice (I'm learning trad, finally!) and partly because, well, I felt the route kinda wanted more protection. Hung on that for a bit, proving that it was a good placement. Anyway, parts of the route were perhaps just outside my pay grade, but did manage to finish it and the reward was snap clip anchors. Woo! Will likely do this one again.

- with Shazia Mazhar
Sport 11m, 3 Good
Nick Boldt
Tue 8th Sep 2020 - Sorrow's End
Sorrow's End Right
5.7 5.7 PG Dreamberry Wine Trad 15m
Sergey Komarov
Tue 8th Sep 2020 - Sorrow's End
Sorrow's End Left
5.12c Transformer Sport 15m, 6
Sergey Komarov
Tue 8th Sep 2020 - Sorrow's End
Sorrow's End Right
5.10b All the Rage Sport 15m, 5
Sergey Komarov
Tue 21st Jul 2020 - Chebucto Head - Duncan's Cove
Rope Routes
5.10c Guillemot Appreciation Day Sport 10m, 3 Very Good
James MacPhee
Mon 13th Jul 2020 - Chebucto Head - Duncan's Cove
Rope Routes
5.6 Pyromobile Sport 13m, 4 Average
James MacPhee
5.6 Jipugtug Sport 12m, 4
James MacPhee
5.10a Full Steam Ahead Sport 12m, 3 Average
James MacPhee
Sat 6th Jun 2020 - Chebucto Head - Duncan's Cove
Rope Routes
5.6 Pyromobile Sport 13m, 4 Very Good
Max S
5.6 Jipugtug Sport 12m, 4 Very Good
Max S
Sat 6th Jun 2020 - Eagle's Nest
Slab Annex
5.8 Where the Wild Things Are Sport 8m, 3 Very Good
Max S
5.9 All Aboard the Crazy Train Sport 10m, 5 Good
Max S
Sat 6th Jun 2020 - Eagle's Nest
Main Cliff
5.7 The Cave

First lead on gear. Fun well protected line.

Unknown 10m Very Good
Max S
5.9 Evening Wall Unknown 10m Mega Classic
Max S
Mon 18th May 2020 - Chebucto Head - Duncan's Cove
Twin Sisters
V2 Slot problem Boulder Very Good
Matt Cavanagh
Sun 17th May 2020 - Virginia Slab
5.7 Mrs. Dalloway Sport 12m, 5 Very Good
Max S
Wed 6th May 2020 - Musquodoboit Valley Area
Castle
5.8 Wizards of the Castle Sport 14m, 5 Very Good
Max S
Thu 9th Jan 2020 - Eagle's Nest
The Back Slabs
5.10a 5.9 Pod People Sport 12m, 5 Very Good
Max S
Mon 6th Jan 2020 - Eagle's Nest
Main Cliff
5.8 5.6 Gully Wall

Bolts have been replaced. Probably a touch harder than 5.6 though.

Sport 9m, 4 Don't Bother
Max S
Mon 11th Nov 2019 - Eagle's Nest
Main Cliff
5.5 Sea Gully

Used the crack too the climbers left of the actually gully. Could not find any top rope bolts so I used the anchors from Gully Wall and finished there.

Top rope 15m Good
Michael L
5.6 Gully Wall

Good top rope bolts. Lots of fun!

Sport 9m, 4 Very Good
Michael L
5.7 Boomin' System

Used the top rope bots from the Overhang. Used the edge to work my way up past the sport bolts and then finished at the top of The Overhang.

Sport 10m, 3
Michael L
Thu 10th Oct 2019 - Musquodoboit Valley Area
Jessie’s Diner
5.10c Safety First - with Toddles Sport 11m, 3 Good
Alec Soucy
Thu 19th Sep 2019 - Sorrow's End
Sorrow's End Right
5.10b All the Rage Sport 15m, 5
Neal Bagnall
5.10b Float Like a Butterfly Sport 4
Neal Bagnall
Sat 14th Sep 2019 - Musquodoboit Valley Area
Main Face Waterfront Buttress
5.11c Magister Ludi Unknown 12m Classic
Neal Bagnall
Thu 5th Sep 2019 - Chebucto Head - Duncan's Cove
Rope Routes
5.10c Guillemot Appreciation Day Sport 10m, 3 Good
Neal Bagnall
5.10c Swab the Deck Sport 12m, 3 Good
Neal Bagnall
5.6 Pyromobile Sport 13m, 4 Good
Neal Bagnall
Wed 28th Aug 2019 - Chebucto Head - Duncan's Cove
Twin Sisters
V4 Side Slot Boulder Average
James MacPhee
V2 Slot problem Boulder Average
James MacPhee
V4 Swinging Deals Boulder Average
James MacPhee
Wed 28th Aug 2019 - Chebucto Head - Duncan's Cove
Rope Routes
5.10a Full Steam Ahead Sport 12m, 3 Good
Neal Bagnall
5.6 Jipugtug Sport 12m, 4 Good
Neal Bagnall
5.6 Jipugtug Sport 12m, 4 Good
Mitchell Brinton
Mon 26th Aug 2019 - Musquodoboit Valley Area
The Spot
5.8 Twinkle Toes Sport 3
Lynette Reid
5.6 Leave it to Beaver Sport 14m, 6
Lynette Reid
Sun 25th Aug 2019 - Musquodoboit Valley Area
The Spot
5.6 Bye Bye Beep Sport 20m
Lynette Reid
Thu 15th Aug 2019 - Fox Lake
The A Team
-- Across from T Boulder
Syms
V0 Pity the Fool Boulder
Syms
-- V? Mr T Boulder
Syms
-- V? Right of A Boulder
Syms
Wed 14th Aug 2019 - Fox Lake
Ogre Slab
V0 Three Billy Goats Gruff

Had to clean up a bit but was a decent climb , worth the trek

Boulder Good
Syms
Fri 12th Jul 2019 - Crystal Crescent
The Main Area Aquaman Boulder
V1 Wetsuit

Really? A V1? I’ll take it, even though it’s the second easiest boulder problem I’ve climbed in NS (and my first V1).

Boulder
Lynette Reid
Tue 9th Jul 2019 - Eagle's Nest
The Schoolroom
5.5 Little Jack's Corner Trad 10m
Lynette Reid
5.6 Humpty Dumpty Top rope 10m
Lynette Reid
5.5 Jack and the Beanstalk Top rope 10m
Lynette Reid
5.5 Itsy Bitsy Spider

There are so many different ways to climb this route—it’s a load of fun. Pull up over the roof below the ledge or step across from the right slab or come up the (normal) steps. Then come up the vertical corner right of the bulge over the tree ledge or use the small crack in the middle of that bulge or walk up the steps ascending from the pine tree back right. Then 2 or 3 ways to climb the last part. Have a ball!

Top rope 10m Very Good
Lynette Reid
Tue 9th Jul 2019 - Crystal Crescent
The Main Area Sandy Landing Area
V0 Smear and Step Up Boulder
Lynette Reid
Tue 9th Jul 2019 - Crystal Crescent
IMAX Area
V0 Easier Boulder
Lynette Reid
V0 Meander Boulder
Lynette Reid
Sun 7th Jul 2019 - Crystal Crescent
IMAX Area
VB- V0 Easy

Without a sit down start it’s not harder than Easier. Or a V0. And it has a good SDS. So why not do a SDS?

Boulder
Lynette Reid
Thu 13th Jun 2019 - Chebucto Head - Duncan's Cove
Rope Routes
5.6 Jipugtug - with Megan Sport 12m, 4
Lynette Reid
Wed 12th Jun 2019 - Chebucto Head - Duncan's Cove
Rope Routes
5.8 5.7 Goose Tongue Trad 10m
Lynette Reid
5.9 Low Tide

Used the 5.8 flake on the left...

- with Megan
Sport 12m, 4
Lynette Reid
5.6 Pyromobile - with Megan Sport 13m, 4
Lynette Reid
Thu 6th Jun 2019 - Chebucto Head - Duncan's Cove
Rope Routes
5.10c Guillemot Appreciation Day Sport 10m, 3 Good
Toddles
Tue 7th May 2019 - Musquodoboit Valley Area
The Spot
5.7 Cocksure

Just keep swimming

- with Draven Hewitt
Sport 13m
Zachary Smart
5.7 Cocksure

Just keep swimming

- with Draven Hewitt
Sport 13m
Zachary Smart
5.10a Cat and Mouse - with Zachary Smart Sport 11m, 6
Draven Hewitt

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