Anyone wanna go bouldering in Welsford? A few adventurous souls took the time to traverse the eastern slopes of the Mount Doug massif recently and found ~40 quality boulders! A couple of these have definitely been climbed in the past, but the majority have clearly never been touched.  Granite glacial erratics are apparently in no short supply in […]

Rock School Recap

Sunday September 25th saw Ascent NB hold its first ever Beginner Rock School at Cochrane Lane! The day began windy and chilly but the sun broke through and shone on the 25 participants who braved a windy day at LShape/Joe’s. Students learned their figure8 and how to belay before tackling a few routes. This was followed up by a […]

Welsford Rendezvous Roundup

Despite a last minute scheduling shakeup, the first ever Welsford Rendezvous climbing festival was a resounding success! On Saturday evening, a strong contingent of the New Brunswick climbing community came together on a chilly and fire-less night to celebrate our shared passion.  In attendance were two of the original three pioneers of New Brunswick climbing, Colin Bell […]

Welsford Rendezvous – September 24th

This weekend Ascent NB is holding the inaugural Welsford Rendezvous on Saturday, September 24th, at Cochrane Lane Cliffs, Welsford, NB. The date is quickly approaching and you no doubt want to know more about what is coming up.  Our rain date is October 1 but the weather forecast is now looking good for Saturday! Here’s the schedule […]

Beginner Rock School – Sept 25th

Ascent NB is happy to announce we’ll be holding our first ever Beginner Rock School this Sunday, September 25th, in Welsford! Come learn basic climbing techniques as well as how to belay and rappel safely under the close supervision of experienced rock climbers.  No experience or equipment necessary! This full day event costs $50 for non-members and $30 for […]

Update – Peregrin Closure Lifted at Cochrane Lane!

Great news – the Peregrin falcons have moved on for the season! As such, the area closure around the nesting site in the “L-Shape” is now over and all climbs are open.  Unfortunately, it does not appear that the Peregrines were successful this year. Happy sending!

Membership Renewal Changes and Member Cards

Here is an important message regarding membership renewal. As some of you may be aware we are about to change the timing of membership renewal for all members.  Beginning in 2017, April 1 will be the ANB membership renewal date as opposed to scattered throughout the year as it is now.  The reason for the […]

Welsford Rendezvous

Hey folks Ascent New Brunswick is hosting the first ever Welsford Rendezvous this September 24 at Cochrane Lane in Welsford.  The purpose of the event is to gather our community of climbers from both the past and present to hang out, socialize and partake in the day’s events. We are planning to have climbing comps, […]

Climber Self-Rescue II Recap

Ascent New Brunswick held its second self rescue training session on Sunday, April 16th, this time at the familiar Lookout at Cochrane Lane Cliffs, Welsford, NB. Once again the event was a great success! 6 instructors led 15 eager and adept participants through Climber Self-Rescue II. Several rather involved skills were covered on a beautiful day that would have otherwise been spent […]

Self-Rescue I Recap

Ascent NB recently held its first ever Climber Self-Rescue I course! A big thank you to CFB Gagetown and Renée Racine for hosting the event. SRI was a success with 15 participants and 7 instructors spending the day at Base Gagetown’s climbing wall covering the knots and skills necessary in self-rescue situations. It was a lot of information for one day, but everyone […]