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Considered the highest concentration of quality climbing in the Atlantic Provinces. Trad, sport, ice, aid and top-roping. Quality rock, excellent pro-placement, great views from up high.

The Welsford area located in Southern NB has 5 crags and offers lots of opportunities wether you want to trad climb, sport climb, Toprope, Aid climb and even ice climb! The climbing in Welsford is situated on the southern tip of the Gagetown Military Base. As a result, climbers have an agreement with the military to be able to access the cliffs. If you're not an AscentNB member, you'll have to drive to camp Petersville 9km North of Welsford to get a day pass. If you're an AscentNB member, please call in.

Here is a summary of the 5 crags:

Cochrane Lane
By far the biggest crag in New Brunswick. With its 350 routes on beautiful pink Granite, it is by far the most popular area in New Brunswick. The climbing here is mostly trad but there is a fair bit of mix routes and sport routes, especially in the 5.11 range.

Sunnyside
A newly developped cliff, Sunnyside offers climbers a chance to relax and clip some nice shiny bolts. There are about 30 climbs and grades range from 5.7 to 5.12c. You can find jugs, crimps, slopes and a few cracks on these short to medium size diabase routes.

Mount Douglas
Was rediscovered in 2010 by a local climber and since then a bunch of work has been put into it. The''Dalles'' are not to be missed here as they offer high quality moderate challenges on well protected slabs. Also, Idoprofen is one of the few hand jam cracks in NB and is not to be missed by the 5.11 climber.

Bald Peak It offers about 15 toprope routes on high quality granite and gives climbers one of the best view in the Nerepis valley.

Eagle Rock
Rediscovered in 2012 by local climbers who have been putting new traditional routes up. This crag is in Welsford but isn't affected by the Gagetown agreement. Climb at will.

Getting There Suggest change

Along Route 7 between Oromocto and Saint John, NB. 45 minutes from Fredericton, 25 minutes from Saint John. See parking and approach details for the specific crags.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Welsford

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5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 12
Incognito
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 15
Astroboy Direct
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 15
A Warm and Sultry Evening
Trad
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 11
Sticky Fingers
Trad
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b PG13
 11
Joint Venture
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b PG13
 10
Catholic Girls
Trad
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 12
Hitch-Hiker
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 10
Ziggy Piggy
Trad
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 14
Bone Machine
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 10
Inhuman Erazer Direct
Trad
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 13
Montezuma's Revenge
Trad, Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 11
Dihelio
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 8
The Central Scrutinizer
Trad, Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 9
Farewell to Arms
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 9
RA
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Incognito Cochrane Lane C… > Pyramid Wall Area
 12
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Astroboy Direct Cochrane Lane C… > Joe's Garage
 15
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
A Warm and Sultry Evening Cochrane Lane C… > Minkey Wall
 15
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Sticky Fingers Cochrane Lane C… > Joe's Garage
 11
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Joint Venture Cochrane Lane C… > Attic
 11
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b PG13 Sport
Catholic Girls Cochrane Lane C… > Joe's Garage
 10
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b PG13 Trad
Hitch-Hiker Cochrane Lane C… > Attic
 12
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Ziggy Piggy Cochrane Lane C… > Dawn Walls > Upper Dawn Wall
 10
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad
Bone Machine Cochrane Lane C… > Joe's Garage
 14
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Inhuman Erazer Direct Cochrane Lane C… > Minkey Wall
 10
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad
Montezuma's Revenge Cochrane Lane C… > Pyramid Wall Area
 13
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad, Sport
Dihelio Sunnyside > Sunnyside Wall
 11
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
The Central Scrutinizer Cochrane Lane C… > Joe's Garage
 8
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Trad, Sport
Farewell to Arms Cochrane Lane C… > Exfoliated
 9
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
RA Sunnyside > Sunnyside Wall
 9
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
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