Memorial Plaque

Ascent NB is looking at installing a memorial plaque at the Cochrane Lane cliffs for Cory Hall, Don Belliveau, and Ian McDonald.  I am looking for an inspirational poem or saying to install on the plaque along with the names.  If anyone has suggestions please post them here or on Facebook.

Crag Improvements

A number of climbers made the time over the weekend to improve several popular climbing areas.  This is what a vibrant community is all about… climbers making their crags better! At the Hatchery, Shawn B., Denise H., Greg H., and Joe K., put in a day of work to develop a new access trail. This […]

Rescue Team

As part of the agreement with Gagetown, we have to organise and maintain a rescue team.  To that end we are looking for a list of interested volunteers.  As part of the team you will be expected to participate in training exercises and respond to rescue calls (if available).  Being part of a rescue team […]

CFB Gagetown Agreement Secured!

Over our first year of existence, Ascent NB has been focused on securing land use agreements with the two most important landowners in the province. Today, we can announce that Ascent New Brunswick has secured the agreement with CFB Gagetown! Securing this agreement was part of the originating idea behind Ascent NB, and so today is a significant day in our short existence. […]

Crag Spotlight: McQuirk’s Mountain

If you haven’t heard the buzz yet you’re behind the times! McQuirk’s Mountain, north of St George, is quickly becoming the most popular crack climbing destination in New Brunswick.  This cliff is truly a gem.  While Cochrane Lane has long been the focus of traditional climbing in New Brunswick, with a few exceptions there really is a […]

Recap of 2nd AGM

Hey folks, Ascent NB just had a birthday and celebrated with it’s 2nd annual general meeting. The event was attended by 20 climbers from across the province with a number of important issues and updates discussed. Here’s the quick recap: Ascent NB has reached an agreement with C.F.B. Gagetown for a long-term access agreement that […]


Ascent NB is pleased to announce financial support from another strong local business – Fredericton Volkswagen! Many New Brunswick climbers have opted for vehicles from the sleek and efficient Volkswagen line up.  Fredericton VW recognizes this and has decided to give back to the climbing community via donation to Ascent New Brunswick.  This donation will help ensure we continue to cover our insurance costs […]

Finally… Ascent NB Swag!!!

As promised… we got you t-shirts! As a fundraiser we’re hoping to sell out of limited quantities of new Ascent NB official t’s! We’ve got distinct styles for ladies and gentlemen. Both look really sharp and sizes are available in S, M, L. The ladies style is more fitted, with shorter sleeves, and the colour […]

Update – Land use agreements

With the upcoming AGM, many of you likely want to know where Ascent NB stands now with respect to acquiring our first land use agreements. While not yet signed and sealed, we have made significant progress in securing agreements with our largest and most important landowners in the province, J.D. Irving and CFB Gagetown. In the […]

2nd Annual General Meeting – 10am Saturday, October 4th

It’s hard to believe it’s been nearly a year since our inaugural AGM.  Since then Ascent NB seen substantial support growth from the community and through partnerships, and as such has gained significant momentum. We are planning our second AGM for 10am Saturday, October 4th, once again at the end of Cochrane Lane.  Please join us to elect […]