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 […]

Membership Renewal 2017

The rock season will soon be upon us so now is the time to renew your Ascent NB membership! Ascent New Brunswick is streamlining its membership renewals; moving forward, all yearly memberships will expire with the fiscal year on April 1st. You can renew your membership by sending an email money transfer to ascentnb@gmail.com, setting up a one time or […]

Black Diamond Gear Donation

Hot on the heels of the UNB Rock and Ice donation of a key piece of rescue equipment, Ascent New Brunswick has received a second substantial donation.  This time from the renowned climbing gear company, Black Diamond! As you may recall, Ascent New Brunswick committed to organizing a high-angle rescue team as part of its land use agreement with Base Gagetown. Part of the plan for […]

Thank you Precision Pilates!

We would like to recognize Fredericton’s own Precision Pilates for their continued support of Ascent New Brunswick via a second annual generous cash donation to Ascent New Brunswick. Cara Hazelton, founder and owner of Precision Pilates, has known the New Brunswick climbing world for well over a decade and recognizes the value in preserving access to our […]


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 […]

Safety Alert – Updates

Both recent Safety Alerts are now over thanks to the volunteer efforts of our community. Some Enchanted Evening (Cochrane Lane) Joe’s Garage/L-Shape, probably the most popular area at Cochrane Lane, has had the hazardously hanging dead fall removed. Marty Thériault managed to safely dislodge the dead-hanging tree and trundle it from its high perch. It […]

Another Partnership Announcement

Ascent NB is happy to announce a major donation from a local business run by longtime climber, Cara Hazelton! This brings us another step closer to achieving some of our major goals for the year including the insurance coverage we need to secure long-term access agreements with major landowners. Cara’s words: “Climbing has brought my […]