Access

Bruce Peninsula Access Update

By June 22, 2010

In an effort to keep you up to date on Ontario Access information here’s the latest update for some popular crags spots on the Bruce Peninsula. If you know something we don’t please send us an email so we can share.

Lions Head

Cottagers at the end of road are approaching people who park there and asking them to park at the Bruce Trail lot. The OAC will be investigating the land ownership and will provide an update once we have reliable information to base it on. In the meanwhile, be courteous and if you are approached, be respectful of the cottagers’ wishes.

White Bluff

The parking situtaion at White’s Bluff remains unchanged. Climbers should park at the designated parking lot on Forty Hills Road and walk to the end of Whipporwill and cut along the beach by the fence at the last cottage. Do not park anywhere on the Forty Hills road itself (ie, use the parking lot). Keep the your approach low profile and be courteous to the cottagers. Treat all bolts at the B-Movie wall as suspect.

Halfway Log Dump

The Opening Day on the May long weekend and the Park Staff training in early June were both success stories. Thanks to those of you that came out to support these events. The new “Site Host’ Program gives boulderers the opportunity to take stewardship to the next level and is being warmly welcomed by the park. For those interested in helping there are still a few weekends available for volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering to be a site host at HWLD email us at webmaster@ontarioaccesscoalition.com. Be sure to download your free guide at www.OntarioAccessCoalition.com and support the OAC by becoming a member today (Details at the top right side of the OAC website).

Lots of new problems have been established while many old and new projects are being sent. While the weather forecast continues to show rain, the actual weather at HWLD has been sunny weekend after weekend. Water levels are low this year, which means that more lines are accessible than usual. Contractor bags can help keep your pad out of any puddles. There have been sightings of both Bears and Rattlesnakes so watch for wildlife. If you are already, or plan to become a regular visitor, a seasons pass for parking can be bought at the park offices at the main BPNP visitor’s center in Tobermory for $49.00. Stay tuned for an updated guide later this season which features some corrections and many additional new