MEC Shopping Night for OAC Members

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On Wednesday, November 17th from 7:00pm – 9:00pm the Toronto MEC location at 400 King St. West will be be hosting an OAC members only shopping night. Members will recieve 10% off all merchandise! Not and OAC member yet? Come out to the evening and you can sign-up at the door for only 5 bucks. For each new member that joins MEC will match the donation! Bring the family and friends and come and shop to help preserve access to climbing in Ontario while avoiding the holiday line ups!
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"Triple Threat" Competition

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On Saturday, October 23rd ‘Climb For Change” will be be running their second fundraising event at Joe Rockhead’s Climbing Gym. The “Triple Threat” competition aims to raise $2,500 for both the Ontario Access Coalition and for the search and rescue efforts for Jonathan Jette and Rachel Bagnall. Please come and join us to support these great causes.
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"Triple Threat" Competition

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On Saturday, October 23rd ‘Climb For Change” will be be running their second fundraising event at Joe Rockhead’s Climbing Gym. The “Triple Threat” competition aims to raise $2,500 for both the Ontario Access Coalition and for the search and rescue efforts for Jonathan Jette and Rachel Bagnall. Please come and join us to support these great causes.
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The Re-Bolting of Old Baldy

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The Ontario Access Coalition is pleased to announce a major success in preserving climbing access in Ontario – the replacement of aging fixed hardware at Old Baldy.

This milestone project has been made possible through the generous donation of new fixed hardware from Mountain Equipment Co-Op (MEC). In turn, the OAC has donated the hardware to a team of local volunteers, led by experienced bolters, who have already begun work on the project.

Grey Sauble Conservation Authority (GSCA) who manages the cliff has formally recognized the partnership with the OAC. Chris Hachey, the Land Management Coordinator for GSCA comments that the project is “to improve climbing access at Old Baldy Conservation area“. The GSCA officially kicked off the project on Friday, September 17, 2010 facilitating “volunteers from the climbing community to replace some of the aging bolts along the climbing routes. This ongoing project is being carried out to assist with improving safety along the climbing routes at Old Baldy. We look forward to working with the OAC and volunteers from the climbing community on this important project“.

Halfway Log Dump Opening

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The OAC is very pleased to announce that as of May 22, 2010, bouldering is permitted on designated boulders at Halfway Log Dump (HWLD) in Bruce Peninsula National Park. The re-opening of HWLD to bouldering is the result of a “Recreational Activity Assessment Process”, completed in partnership by Parks Canada and the Ontario Access Coalition. This opening is a great opportunity for the Ontario Bouldering community to enjoy the area while acting as a steward for the Park. See Official BPNP bulletin here. Bouldering at HWLD was closed spring of 2003, to protect the natural resources of the park from inappropriate development of boulder problems. Boulderers interested in climbing here should continue reading below.
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