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New Area - The River Styx

posted Apr 4, 2015, 2:25 PM by Ken Goodman   [ 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.