Welsford in New Brunswick has outstanding granite cracks and face climbs. Ian Lingley has reported about three new routes at the popular east coast crag. Hallelujah was established and climbed by Ian Lingley, Josh Shewbridge and Greg Hughes at the Top Shelf at Eagle Rock and goes at 5.8. The short crack makes for good jams and the face has big features for your feet. Also at the Tops Shelf is Lost But Not Forgotten 5.5, which was climbed by the late Cory Hall and Lingley in 2012. The route was never cleaned, named or reported. Lingley cleaned and reclimbed the route this year.
On the first accent of Hallelujah, at Eagle Rock NB. After hearing of Lenard Cohen passing today I thought a tribute first accent was needed for this amazing Canadian poet/song writer. The name Hallelujah was appropriate for this splitter finger crack with just enough face holds to make the top possible. #firstaccent #tradisrad #climbing #exporenb #metolius #grippedmagazine #climbnb
At From the Ground crag at Eagle Rock, Hughes, Shewbridge and Lingley established Bird on a Wire 5.9, which has sparse gear and good rock. Shewbridge and Lingley also established A Taste of Squamish 5.9, which climbs corner cracks to a steep ledge. Eagle Rock is one of the oldest crags on the east coast with ascents dating back four decades. With Brittany Gionet, Lingley established The Good, the Trad and the Ugly 5.11 up a steep corner.
First accent of A Taste Of Squamish 5.9+ at Eagle Rock in NB,Canada. Eagle Rock is the oldest rock climbing area in New Brunswick with routes dating back 40 years and remains a traditional only climbing area. #climbing #tradisrad #firstaccent #metolius #explorenb #climbnb #grippedmagazine #justgoclimb