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Dover Island Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 68'
Location: 44.4824, -63.8666 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: IanA on Jun 17, 2010

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Dover Island is one of if not the best bouldering area around Halifax. Dover has the highest concentration of quality problems and is in a absolutely breath taking setting. It's an island off the coast of Peggy's Cove sitting in the Atlantic Ocean. The island contains freestanding boulders but is mostly short cliff bands of amazing granite. There is a Annual Bouldering Festival that is held usually in July. For more info visit:

Getting There 

If you would like to arrange a trip to the island you must contact local Norm Stone in West Dover at (902)823-3339. Please make arrangements at least 3 days in advance to ensure he will be available. Norm will inform you where to park on his property. The boat ferrying fee is $15 (Canadian) per person with a minimum charge of $75 (Canadian). The length of you trip to Dover is up to you there are great places to camp if you wish to stay more that a day. But be warned this is the land of sharp granite. For more info visit

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Weather station 15.1 miles from here

6 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',4],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

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Rock Climbing Photo: I heel good.... but not good enough.

I Heel Good V7 7A+  North America : Canada : ... : White Trash Area
Start on crimps just under the roof and work your way out and up the fin. Remember the name of the climb.....[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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By IanA
From: Durango, CO
Jun 17, 2010
For a complete guide follow this link to Dr. Topo: Dover Island Guide

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