The Toronto section of the Alpine Club of Canada (ACC) is donating nearly twelve-thousand dollars to the purchase of Old Baldy. 

In April we reported that the ACC was donating $5,000 to the purchase of Old Baldy.

Last fall, we reported that MEC donated $100,000 to the purchase.

The ACC Toronto chairman, Jon Gullett said, “It is my pleasure and honour to announce that supporters of the Alpine Club of Canada, Toronto Section have raised an incredible $1,410 out of their own pockets to support the purchase of the land at Old Baldy.”

In addition to this generous amount the Alpine Club of Canada Toronto Section itself will donate $10,000 in order to further the Section’s commitment to the local climbing community and continue to foster a strong relationship with the OAC and land managers. The land purchase will ensure long term, sustainable access to the rock climbing cliffs.

This brings the total amount donated by the Alpine Club of Canada Toronto Section to $11,410.

These donations follow funds already raised by the OAC, MEC, ACC National, Bruce Trail Conservancy, Grey-Sauble Conservation Authority, as well as other individual donors.

Over 50 acres with cliff access are going to be purchased and donated to the Grey-Sauble Conservation Authority, which will guarantee access to climbing indefinitely. This will be an unprecedented win for the climbing community in Southern Ontario.
The Alpine Club of Canada Toronto Section is proud to support this worthy cause and support access to outdoor rock climbing destinations in Southern Ontario.

For more information about Old Baldy and the purchase initiative, don’t hesitate to contact them at or visit Ontario Climbing here.

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Climbing at Old Baldy  Photo Ontario Climbing Forum

Climbing at Old Baldy Photo Dennis Barnes




  • Trevor says:

    Awesome to see the ACC contributing in such a big way! I know you mentioned ‘individual donors’ and included the link at the bottom, but I think it’s worth adding this from the OAC website:

    “Gus Alexandropoulos organized an effort to collect money through the forum and raised $8,000 for us.”

  • Dennis Barnes says:

    This is not an Ontario Climbing Forum Photo… It is my photo!