Monday, June 6, 2011

The Glen

We left Ottawa a few days ago, and were pretty excited to get back on the road. For a change we've decided to stay relatively close to home for the summer. Our plan is to climb on the Bruce Peninsula for a few weeks, enjoying some of the beautiful areas on the shores of Lake Huron and the Georgian Bay. From there we will probably make our way to the Maritime provinces, to check out what the east coast has to offer.

But first things first. We spent the last couple of days bouldering at Niagara Glen, a cool spot along the banks of the Niagara River, just north of the Falls.

The hills below are littered with limestone boulders hidden among the trees.

We've actually climbed there quite often in the past, but it was nice to come back and check it out after having been gone for so long. It was really great to once again meet up with some friends from Ottawa, who were there for the weekend. Here are Dax, Kelly, JM, Jeff, Jorge and Vittoria hanging out in front of the popular Danzig boulder.

Here is Vittoria on the classic Glen sandbag, No U-Turn 'V1'. The holds have been so polished from all the traffic over the years that it's probably more like V3 these days.

And JM topping it out.

Here I am on the classic Life O'Rielly V6, confident in JM's atypically good spotting technique.

Here is Kristal getting ready to climb in front of the Crusade Wall boulder.

And climbing the awesome Gillronamoe V3.

It was great to enjoy the awesome weather in such a great setting. Hopefully a good sign of what's in store for the rest of the summer.