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Sweet and Full of Grace

posted Oct 10, 2018, 9:42 AM by Mick Levin   [ updated Oct 10, 2018, 12:25 PM by Site Admin ]
Terence Bay Woods has amazing bouldering. A densely packed cluster of excellent blocs ranging from V3-V13, it's just 20 minutes from Halifax with a sub-three-minute approach. The caveat is that, much like most of the bouldering in North America, almost all the boulders at the Woods are privately owned, and the access is at the end of a private road. Two years ago, a house was built right in the middle of one sector of the Woods, effectively terminating access to over a dozen problems.

NS climbers are incredibly spoiled by areas like the Land of Confusion, which have been protected forever by provincial Crown land conservation designations. It's easy to forget that traipsing about in the wilderness any day, at any time, isn't always a right, but a privilege to be savored and sacrificed for.

This Thanksgiving weekend, the landowners graciously agreed to open up the Woods to a small group of Climb Nova Scotia members for one delightful autumn day. Thank you Mark and Karen; In spite of all the delicious pie I ate at family dinner, bouldering at the Woods was by far the sweetest thing I tasted all weekend. 

Mick Levin,
Oct 10, 2018, 9:42 AM