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Halfway Log Dump 2011

By June 6, 2011

Halfway Log Dump- site hosts 2011
Another great season of bouldering at Halfway Log Dump is here. So many people are asking how they can help the OAC keep crags open. Well, this is your chance to help!

The OAC and Bruce Peninsula National Park are looking for help from the climbing community in the form of volunteer weekend Site Hosts.  Site Hosts, like a Camp host act as stewards or Caretakers for the area during their time volunteering. The Site Host program was a huge success in 2010. and we are asking again for the support of the climbing community for volunteers for 2011. If you want to help access efforts and become a Site Host for a weekend click here to fill in the volunteer application.

The OAC has updated the popular and free bouldering guide for 2011. The guide this year features more problems, more projects, more pictures, and better topos. If you download this guide we hope that you will take the time to become an OAC member, or make donation if you already are a member. Click HERE to download the new “2011 HWLD Interpretive bouldering guide”.  You can print this guide to for a cool guidebook.

What’s a Site Host do?
Site hosts act as the ambassador for Halfway Log Dump while they volunteer. The host acts to ensure everyone is having a good time, communicates the rules that are in place, points the endangered Lakeside Daisy, explains bouldering to curious tourists, and of course knows all the beta on every problem 😉
These honoured volunteers will receive luxurious pre-paid parking ($11.70 per day) courtesy of Bruce Peninsula National Park, the thanks and respect of their fellow climbers, and the knowledge that you did something for the sport you love!

Who makes a good site host?
If you like to boulder outside, can get yourself to the Bruce Peninsula, and are interested in helping access in Ontario you would be a great site host.

I would like to help, but I have never been to Halfway Log Dump. Can I still volunteer as a site host?
It might be your first visit or your hundred and first visit to Halfway Log Dump. This honour is still open to you. We can tell you what you need to know. It’s not hard. You can put it on your resume and land that promotion you’ve been after.

But if I go there I want to focus on climbing
The time commitment of site host at the boulders is minimal and can be incorporated into a regular day out easily. You will be walking by other boulderers and they will be walking by you. Talking other boulders you may discover that they know something you don’t about the latest lines, newest beta, local weather, local dining, local plants, your future spouse, etc.