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1 Climb Nova Scotia To promote climbing in all its forms throughout Nova Scotia CNS Primary Mandate

2 Duck Head coastal bouldering *this boulder has since been swept into the sea Photo by Ben Blakney

3 Photo by Aidas Rygelis Sport Climbing at Chebucto Head

4 NS Ice Climbing Festival Photo by Aidas Rygelis

5 Climb Nova Scotia Climb Nova Scotia was founded in 1991 Non-profit, entirely volunteer-based organization Grown from a handful of initial developers to over 130 members Activities and members across Nova Scotia Nova Scotia Climbing +335 roped climbs at 27 crags cross 6 counties +880 boulder problems in Nova Scotia Dozens of ice climbs along the Bay of Fundy

6 Climb Nova Scotia Partnerships with local businesses Ground Zero Climbing Gym, Dal Rock Court, Navy Dockyards ROCC Climbing Club Mountain Equipment Co-op, The Trail Shop, The Yoga Loft Partnerships with recreation groups and youth facilitators Capital District Health Authority Black Rock Adventures Community Partnerships Duke of Edinburgh Young Leaders learn rappelling and teamwork skills on Dover Island with CNS and Black Rock

7 Climb Nova Scotia Promote and facilitate climbing in Nova Scotia Support rock climbing, ice climbing, and indoor gyms Work to establish and keep access to climbing areas Help maintain trails and hold crag-cleaning days Host the annual Boulderfest on Dover Island Climb Nova Scotia Key Initiatives

8 Breakfast at Boulderfest 2009 Photo by Conan Baker

9 Climb Nova Scotia Sponsor climbing competitions and athletes Conduct Ice Daze intro-to- ice-climbing outings Make gear and equipment available for members Publish a regular newsletter Serve beginner and experienced climbers alike Climb Nova Scotia Key Initiatives Photo by Aidas Rygelis

10 CNS Monday Night Bouldering Photo by Craig Stamp

11 Climb Nova Scotia Focusing on getting people outside! Sharing of knowledge Passion for climbing safely CNS events are free or pay- what-you-can for members Rope skills class Movie nights Monday Night Bouldering Cooperation with schools West Kings District High School Annapolis West Education Centre TAPHE Conference Climb Nova Scotia Service Delivery

12 CNS at TAPHE 2009 Photo by Aidas Rygelis

13 Climb Nova Scotia CNS is the provincial authority on: Access to climbing areas  Landowner negotiations  Ethical development practices  Ecological considerations Climbing certification and safety  Establishment of stringent knowledge and experience criteria  Training and evaluation of instructors  Logistical support for wall construction  Route-setting workshops  Athlete and competition sponsorship  Community and school events Climb Nova Scotia Provincial Scope Photo by Ghislain Losier

14 Climb Nova Scotia Organizational Structure CNS Executive President, Treasurer, Access Chair, Membership Coordinator, Communications Representative Executive Support Webmaster, Members at Large, Photographer, Boulderfest Committee, Certification Subcommittee Climb Nova Scotia members and all Nova Scotians

15 Climb Nova Scotia Learn more about us!

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