Walton Glen Gorge Climbing Access

Ascent New Brunswick recently received a letter from the New Brunswick Department of Natural Resources concerning Walton Glen Gorge. The Walton Glen Gorge is part of a provincial Class II protected area and as such has some strict guidelines concerning activities occurring there. Lately, there has been some media attention brought to the area and […]

Access Announcement

Ascent New Brunswick is thrilled to announce that it has successfully negotiated with CFB Gagetown for better access to Welsford Crags! Over recent years, there have been a lot of closures of Welsford climbing areas due to military training exercises on the base. We recognized that our cliffs were included in a large area where […]

Rendezvous Recap

The Welsford Rendezvous did not come off without a hitch again this year, but still saw the community rally and enjoy a beautiful weekend of rock climbing and festivities. Despite a week’s postponement due to forecasted rain, a good chunk of the climbing community managed to adjust schedules and attend the weekend’s events. Many teams […]

2017 Beginner Rock School – Sept 17th

Ascent NB will be holding our second annual Beginner Rock School on Sunday, September 10th, in Welsford! Come learn basic climbing techniques and how to belay and rappel safely under the close supervision of experienced rock climbers.  No experience necessary! All equipment provided! Proceeds help pay for Ascent’s single largest expense, the insurance policy that our land use […]

Welsford Rendezvous – Sept 16th

Mark the date in your calendar, folks. The second annual Welsford Rendezvous, on September 16th, will see climbers from New Brunswick and beyond flock to Welsford to celebrate and participate in a variety of climbing events. Last year’s event, despite a last minute curve ball, was a solid success and this year will only be better! Climbing competitions […]

Calling All Climbers!

Ascent New Brunswick wouldn’t exist without of the continuing effort of volunteers, but as with all grassroots efforts, new blood is key to survival. We are starting to plan Welsford Rendezvous 2017, and could use some help to make it an even greater success.  Many hands can make light work, so if you think you might be interested […]

Ascent membership discounts for UNB Rock and Ice members

Ascent New Brunswick’s origins are rooted in the UNB Rock and Ice climbing club, and the partnership between the organizations has only grown since. In recognition of this, Ascent New Brunswick is happy to offer 50% off Ascent NB memberships to all UNB Rock and Ice members! Venga!

Partnership with Fit Rocks!

Ascent New Brunswick is very excited to announce that we have partnered up with Fit Rocks Climbing Gym in Moncton! Fit Rocks has made a significant donation to our cause and will be selling Ascent NB memberships and t-shirts at their facility. Ascent NB will be offering special rates on memberships to Fit Rocks Gym members […]

Time to renew your Ascent membership!

We’re now a week into the 2017 season and as such many members will find their memberships have expired.  Please take a moment to renew your membership today! You can send us an email money transfer to ascentnb@gmail.com, or you can make your purchase via Paypal (but Paypal takes about 3%, so we much prefer […]

Ice Climbing School Recap

On Saturday, March 18, Ascent New Brunswick held its second ice school at the Glebe Road ice cliffs near Sussex. Fifteen participants were led by six instructors for an intro to the fantastic activity of ice climbing. A good time was had by all on a brilliant sunny day in March. Thank you to all […]