Old Baldy Fundraising Update

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The OAC is pleased to share progress on efforts to purchase Old Baldy. We have reached the 150k milestone towards permanently securing access to sustainable climbing.

We are deeply thankful to our generous donors. Thanks to them, we are confident that we will succeed in raising the money needed to acquire land at Old Baldy.

Our corporate donors are:

We are also grateful to our individual donors, who are instrumental in demonstrating broad community support for this acquisition.  Gus Alexandropoulos organized an effort to collect money through the ontarioclimbing.com forum and raised $8,000 for us. The following people have demonstrated their support for Old Baldy and the OAC by donating at least $100:

Cam Bordignon
Aaron Brouwers
Dave Brown
Marcus Brubaker
Eli Cadesky
Ken Chase (Heavy Computing)
Daniel D’Angelo
Richard English
David Gibbs
Matthew Hill
Ben Iseman
Patrick Lam
Aldo Lopez-Negrete
Trevor Kenopic
Randy Kielbasiewicz
Stu Menzies
Mike Penney
Mugurel Sandu
Adrienne Tam
Malen Vidler

The following donors contributed directly to the OAC:
Jeremy Haak
Colton Homewood
Kacy Wilson

Please consider donating to the Old Baldy initiative; you can do so directly at our donations page.

Old Baldy Update

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The project to replace the aging bolts and anchors continues at Old Baldy. The team of volunteers has made steady progress and although work is ongoing and certain upgrades remain to be done, the following routes have new bolts and anchors:

  • Split Leggings
  • Undomesticated
  • Saliari’s Revenge
  • Jagged Edge
  • Pins and Needles
  • Amadeus Rocks
  • Neo Nautilus
  • Optical Delusion
  • Bear on a Wire
  • A Shot Across the Bow
  • Labour Pains
  • Baggers jig
  • Crystalline
  • Laplacian Ballroom

The OAC, the re-bolting volunteers, and Grey Sauble Conservation Authority look forward to completing this project with the donations from MEC and are excited to collaborate further in order to make climbing safer and minimize impact such that our natural areas will remain (if not made more) beautiful for all outdoor enthusiasts!

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“.