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New Area - The River Styx

posted Apr 4, 2015, 2:25 PM by Dale Kahneman   [ updated Apr 4, 2015, 2:45 PM ]

LOC - River Styx
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16 years ago Ghislain Losier sent Nova Scotia's first V10 on the Bung boulder in the Land of Confusion. With nearly 2 decades of steady development, you'd be forgiven for assuming the Land of Confusion has been tapped out. However, when you consider that one of Nova Scotia's best boulder problems "Skills Inventory" was only discovered in 2009, the prospect of new discoveries is more optimistic. Losier's own guidebook alludes to the potential for further development in the area. He wasn't wrong.

Nearly a dozen new boulders have been found in a concentrated cluster only 150 meters from the popular "Eggs" area. The boulders were first noticed peaking out of the trees on joy ride in a borrowed row boat.  Since then, a groomed trail has been established for easy access from Eggs.

A few nice lines have already been established, with room for many more - particularly for high ball enthusiasts willing to take on the formidable "Kretos Boulder". 

The boulders are in a sheltered, south-facing valley at the mouth of the river that feeds Second Lake. Perfect cool weather bouldering.

Wanna name something?

posted Mar 11, 2015, 4:49 PM by Dale Kahneman   [ updated Mar 11, 2015, 4:50 PM ]


If you are looking to try your hand at development, the Spim area is an easy place to start. Turn key development - a super short approach and the landings have been pre-manicured by CNS prez Mick Levin. Big holds and thin slab is the name of the game. Get creative. Check out the topo for GPS and photos.

Planet of the Apes

posted Nov 30, 2014, 6:58 AM by Dale Kahneman   [ updated Nov 30, 2014, 7:00 AM ]

Thanks to the collective efforts of some of Nova Scotia's most dedicated climbers, here is the first Mobeta update of Planet of The Apes. This really is just a taste of what this area holds, especially for creative and strong climbers who can push the boundaries. All grades are suggested, and will take repeats to reach consensus. 

Despite the impressive collection of problems already established, this really is just the beginning of what Sandy Cove has to offer. Enjoy, and all feedback is welcome!

Digby Neck - Sandy Cove

Requiem for a Dream

posted Sep 2, 2014, 3:13 PM by David Quinn   [ updated Sep 2, 2014, 6:34 PM by Dale Kahneman ]

Let me cut to the chase - the closing scene of the movie was two female heroine addicts that become prostitutes. The final scene has them back to back... double ass f***ing a black dildo while a bunch of Wall Streeters throw money at them

That movie f*ked me up. 

But a more intellectual take-on-it, by the famous film critics Roger & Ebert, is that these addicts are dreamers and lottery players that take it in the a** from reality.

Whatever dreams you had for TBay - they're now facing the harsh reality of an excavator so keep your underwear on.

Now you could whine your pretty little a**es off like Joni does. But one woman's parking lot is another woman's paradise. The way I see it -  that [excavator] is the sound of inevitability

What the Lord gives with right hand She takes away with the left hand. Don't cry for these boulders Nova Scotia. The surface for this planet is rock and water. We drink the water and climb the rocks. And the rocks are plentiful.



Second Ascent of Carbosaurus

posted Aug 24, 2014, 5:39 PM by David Quinn

Smizzle's spring rampage continues with the second ascent of Scott Richardson's Carbosaurus V11. Originally a long term Smizzle project, Scott swooped in and snagged the FA in 2012. 


posted Aug 17, 2014, 12:26 PM by Dale Kahneman

Grizzly's are tough. Kodiak's are tougher.


posted Aug 6, 2014, 10:31 PM by Dale Kahneman

Turtle boulder was one of the first boulders discovered in Grover during early exploration in 2000. The longstanding project climbs an overhanging face with a landing that backs on to the TOP of a second 25 foot boulder! One of a kind. The project has been rejecting would be suitors for more than a decade, and finally went down after years of work during a cold spring night session. 

We are waiting for the second coming of Neo to confirm the grade.

Sessions 9 - Stuntin Like My Daddy

posted Aug 3, 2014, 8:49 PM by Dale Kahneman   [ updated Aug 6, 2014, 8:40 PM ]

Young Geezy getting it done and keeping it fun at 
‪#‎Boulderfest‬ 2014

Sessions 007 - New First Ascent

posted Nov 30, 2013, 3:26 PM by David Quinn

Smizz being smizz. Ain't no thang. Watch and learn baby.

New Feature - Mobeta Problem Sorter

posted Nov 23, 2013, 12:33 PM by Dale Kahneman   [ updated Nov 23, 2013, 1:14 PM ]

Problem Sorter
Click on the screen shot from the new Problem Sorter feature to try it our for yourself!

With winter on our doorstep and the climbing season winding down, Mobeta has released a major update that will help find your spring projects - and stay motivated in the gym dreaming of granite. 

The new problem sorter feature provides a powerful way to search for your next project. Want to see all the V3s in Nova Scotia? Sure thing. How about all the 3 star V3 - V5 in the LOC? Yup it does that too. There are dozens of options to find exactly what you are looking for. 

The database is still in development, but with over 800 climbs already available, there is no shortage of climbing porn to get you through the winter.

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