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 of events (yes things have changed slightly due to a last minute and completely unexpected closure for moose season by CFB Gagetown Range Control):


  • all day till 5 pm :: Climbing at all Welsford crags Eagle Rock and Bear Mountain
  • 5:30 pm :: BBQ in the gravel pit at Cochrane Lane/Ascent New Brunswick Rescue Team Demo
  • 6 pm :: Ascent New Brunswick Annual General Meeting
  • 7 pm :: Pull Up Comp and Rope Coiling Comp
  • 7:30 pm :: Awards Presentations for climbing challenges, door prizes and a special award being presented to Colin Bell and Fred Doucette.
  • 8:30 to 11 pm :: Live music – jam session


  • 11 am  :: Pilates Class by donation in the Farmers Field with Cara Hazelton of Precision PilatesPrecision Pilates Logo
  • noon  :: Climbing Comp Registration and Start (Cochrane Lane Classics and Welsford Crags)
  • 6 pm :: Climbing Comps are finished – all participants return to Cochrane Lane
  • 6:30 pm :: climbing competition awards presentations

*Please note that there is an entry fee for both the Cochrane Lane and Welsford Crags Challenges.  It is $10 per person.  You must also be a member of Ascent New Brunswick.  A prorated membership purchased today would be $20.

We're not sophisticated enough to accept plastic, so please bring oodles of cash to buy T-shirts, to cover your climbing challenge entry fees or membership dues and for the barbecued goodness and refreshments. We will also have a donation box at the event site too if you're feeling generous!  We will be giving away a lot of prizes donated to us by our sponsors: River and Trail in Quispamsis, The Radical Edge in Fredericton and Ocean Trail Source for Adventure in Moncton.  Thank you sponsors for the swag!

Remember, Ascent New Brunswick is a completely volunteer based non profit organization that needs financial help to cover its insurance costs.  You can learn more about what Ascent is doing to become more self sufficient at the AGM but know that the dollars you contribute at this event will go a long way towards helping climbing in New Brunswick.

For anyone who would like to camp, you can set up your tent in the farmers field. Here are a few things that you should bring for the event:  a camp chair, your favorite refreshment glass, a puffy jacket (sorry, absolutely NO FIRES), your headlamp, and most important.......your stoke!

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