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Boulderfest 2013 Information

Tuesday, July 30th, 2013

Please read the following information and and we’ll see you at the event this weekend.

PARKING is at OCEAN SPRAY B&B (Rod’s place) in West Dover.  Please try to park at the rotary and carpool.  See https://www.facebook.com/climbnovascotia.


Click here for driving directions from the Esso at the Armdale Rotary in Halifax

Boulderfest Schedule

Day 1

0900h – First boat to Dover
1200h – Last boat to Dover
1800h – Dinner served at sponsor tents
1900h – Doorprizes awarded
2037h – Sunset
2300h – Fireworks!

Day 2
0604h – Sunrise
0800h – Breakfast served at sponsor tent
1200h – First boat back to main land
1500h – Last boat back to main land


In the event of rain, the event may be rescheduled for a day later
 – meaning that boats will leave Sunday morning and return Monday. If CNS decides to reschedule we will notify you via email and on the website and forum at noon on Friday, August 2nd. Please be respectful of Giz and Rod’s efforts and try to arrange a full return boat with a group of climbers prior to Sunday.

Menu on the island will be cheese and spinach filled pasta with sauce options (tomato based and pesto) as well as cheese and meat toppings. a garden salad with dressing options, and a bread roll. Coffee and tea will be served in the morning with fruit and probably pastries. IF YOU CAN’T EAT THIS MENU YOU NEED TO BRING YOUR OWN FOOD.

Please practice Leave No Trace ethics while on the island. This means pack up all your trash, tape and food scraps and take it off the island with you. Please be respectful of plants and wildlife. Stick to existing trails and watch where you pitch your tent (please stick to the main camping area near the beach and try to pitch your tent in areas that have seen use).

cartoon-sleeping-camperHere is a list of items you will need to bring:

  • Tent, sleeping bag, sleeping pad and/or tarp & bivy bag
  • 4L of water per person minimum!
  • Eating utensils (plate, bowl, fork, knife, spoon and mug)
  • Lunches & snacks (CNS will provide supper for everyone on Saturday and breakfast on Sunday – all other food is the responsibility of the individual)
  • Head lamp and extra batteries
  • Small first aid kit (bandaids, alcohol wipes, gauze, antibacterial ointment, baby wipes)
  • Camera
  • Solid, sturdy hiking or approach shoes
  • Sweater and other warm clothing (hat, extra socks etc)
  • Swimwear and a towel
  • Sunscreen, sunglasses, hat
  • Rainwear (if we all bring it, it won’t rain!)
  • Climbing Gear (shoes, pad, chalk, chalk bag, lucky underwear, magic sending talisman, etc.)

***PLEASE DO NOT BRING GLASS BOTTLES TO DOVER ISLAND***

***YOU MAY BE PHOTOGRAPHED OR VIDEO RECORDED AT THIS EVENT***

***DOGS WILL NOT BE PERMITTED ON THE BOAT***

***LEAVE NO TRACE***

 

Special Boulderfest Attendee Discount at Nova Shores!

Boulder Fest 2013, Climb NS paddling discount

15% off all NovaShores East Dover Tours

25% if you have 4 or more paddlers.  Must call our direct line to book with discount.

902-852-3875    valid until end of October 2013

E-mail:  gcoltman@hotmail.com

Buy Bfest 2013 tickets here – SOLD OUT

Friday, June 28th, 2013

Boulderfest tickets are available now, while supplies last. SOLD OUT! $55 includes a 1-year membership to Climb Nova Scotia. If you already have a membership we will add a year to your account automatically.

CNS Boulderfest 2013 tickets on sale now! Buy thru paypal today!

CNS Boulderfest 2013 tickets are sold out!

Please read the Frequently Asked Questions below before you email us.

Climb Nova Scotia will not respond to questions that are answered below.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: Can you hold a ticket for me?
A: No, sorry.

Q: When is Boulderfest?
A: August 3rd & 4th 2013. If it rains, the event might be pushed back a day to Aug 4th & Aug 5th (which is a holiday Monday)

Q: Where is Boulderfest?
A: Boulderfest is held on Dover Island, 1km offshore from West Dover, Nova Scotia, Canada, which is in North America, which is on Earth. Driving directions from Halifax, Nova Scotia are here.

Q: What do I get for my weekend pass ticket fee?
A: Transportation to and from Dover Island, parking on the mainland, dinner on Saturday night, coffee and breakfast on Sunday morning, an event t-shirt and goodie bag, the chance to win lots of awesome prizes, and the sickest bouldering you’ve ever seen

Q: Will you mail me a physical ticket before the event?
A: No. We will have a list of Boulderfest ticket holders on the day of the event and we will give you an event wristband before you get on the boat. The Trail Shop and Paypal will each issue you with a receipt at the point of purchase – keep this and consider bringing a copy with you to the event.

Q: Why do I need an event wristband?
A: All non-competitive prize draws will be based on your wristband number. Don’t lose your wristband – it gets you food and the number on it will be used to draw for fantastic door prizes!

Q: What is not included?
A: You must bring your own water, climbing equipment, camping gear, snacks, camera, and appropriate clothing. A full list of suggested supplies will be emailed to you before the event if you buy a ticket.

Q: How many tickets are available for the weekend?
A: Less than 100. Dover Island is a fragile ecosystem and too many people out there at one time can cause irreparable damage to the flora and fauna.

Q: Can I bring my dog and some glass bottles to Boulderfest?
A: No. Dogs are not permitted at Boulderfest. Please do not bring glass bottles to Boulderfest, you will be asked to leave them on the mainland.

Q: I am under the age of 18, can I still come to Boulderfest?
A: Minors must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. This requirement is for the safety and enjoyment of all participants and is not negotiable.

Q: What if I buy a ticket and then don’t want it anymore?
A: There will be NO REFUNDS on Boulderfest tickets UNLESS THE EVENT IS CANCELED. You may sell your ticket to someone else as long as you notify Climb Nova Scotia who you have sold it to so we can email them event details. The person you sell it to will get the t-shirt size you ordered.

Q: Where can I sell or buy an unwanted ticket?
A: CNS suggests using the climbeasterncanada.com forums to sell or buy unwanted tickets, or try posting on the Climb Nova Scotia Facebook wall. Please remember to let CNS know when tickets are bought or sold so that the ticket-holder’s name and email makes it onto our list.

Q: I don’t have a credit card, how can I buy a ticket?
A: Paypal can bill your bank account directly; a credit card is not required. If you don’t trust the banks and keep all of your money under your mattress, you will need to put on your tinfoil anti-mindcontrol hat and go to the Trail Shop in Halifax to pay with cash.

Q: Isn’t this climbing stuff dangerous?
A: Yes, it certainly can be. You are responsible for your own safety while on Dover. All participants will be required to sign a waiver on the day of the event before being allowed on the island. You can read the waiver ahead of time here.

Boulderfest 2013 tickets on sale next week

Saturday, June 22nd, 2013

Boulderfest tickets will go on sale online at climbnovascotia.ca next Friday, June 28 at 9am Halifax time.

A limited number of early bird tickets will be available at the Trail Shop in Halifax from Tuesday, June 25. Early bird tickets are all gone!

Get some.

Boulderfest will be August 3-4th 2013, rain date is Aug 4-5th, brought to you by Climb Nova Scotia, The Trail Shop, The North Face, Evolv, and Propeller Brewing Company.

No refunds unless the event is cancelled. No glass bottles. No dogs. No minors without parental accompaniment.

No excuses. Be there.

Boulderfest Video!

Thursday, October 4th, 2012

Martin, Cody, and Matt did an amazing job documenting the experience at Boulderfest 2012. Climb Nova Scotia was blown away by their finished product and we think it’ll get you psyched too! Check it out:

Climb Nova Scotia: Boulderfest! from Martin Hellmich on Vimeo.

Boulderfest 2012 Recap

Tuesday, August 7th, 2012

Boulderfest 2012 was a huge success again this year and Climb Nova Scotia would like to thank everyone involved. The executive and volunteers worked very hard, but we couldn’t have done it without the help of our sponsors!

Massive shout outs to The North Face Maritime Summit Shop, The Trail Shop, Evolve Climbing, Ground Zero Climbing Gym, Propeller Brewing, Organic Bouldering Mats, Canadian Ski Patrol, Blank Slate Climbing, Nova Shores Kayak Tours, Pete’s Frootique, and of course the Nova Scotia Department of Health and Wellness!

Behave and the Bear get some attention at Bfest 2012!
Photo by Simon Tardivel

Media were also on site and the event was picked up by CBC television (from 15:44-16:28) and the Chronicle Herald newspaper in Halifax. Articles are forthcoming in Gripped magazine, and footage was captured for a short film as well! Check back here for details on that in the coming weeks.

Everything You Need to Know About Boulderfest 2012

Friday, July 27th, 2012

The day we’ve all been waiting for is almost here – Boulderfest 2012!

Please read the following information and and we’ll see you at the event next weekend.

PARKING is at OCEAN SPRAY B&B (Rod’s place) in West Dover.


Click here for driving directions from the Esso at the Armdale Rotary in Halifax

Boats will begin boarding around 9:00am Saturday, August 4th and we will board on a first come, first serve basis (Don’t worry- all ticket holders will get on the island)! Returning boats on Sunday, August 5th, will start around noon and run until every person is off the island (usually by 3:30pm). Please be respectful of Giz and Rod’s efforts and try to arrange a full return boat with a group of climbers prior to Sunday.

In the event of rain, the event may be rescheduled for a day later – meaning that boats will leave Sunday morning and return Monday. If CNS decides to reschedule we will notify you via email and on the website and forum at noon on Friday, August 3rd.

Menu on the island will be cheese and spinach filled pasta with sauce options (tomato based and pesto) as well as cheese and meat toppings. a garden salad with dressing options, and a bread roll. Coffee and tea will be served in the morning with fruit and probably pastries. IF YOU CAN’T EAT THIS MENU YOU NEED TO BRING YOUR OWN FOOD.

Please practice Leave No Trace ethics while on the island. This means pack up all your trash, tape and food scraps and take it off the island with you. Please be respectful of plants and wildlife. Stick to existing trails and watch where you pitch your tent (please stick to the main camping area near the beach and try to pitch your tent in areas that have seen use).

Here is a list of items you will need to bring:

  • Tent, sleeping bag, sleeping pad and/or tarp & bivy bag
  • 4L of water per person minimum!
  • Eating utensils (plate, bowl, fork, knife, spoon and mug)
  • Lunches & snacks (CNS will provide supper for everyone on Saturday and breakfast on Sunday – all other food is the responsibility of the individual)
  • Head lamp and extra batteries
  • Small first aid kit (bandaids, alcohol wipes, gauze, antibacterial ointment, baby wipes)
  • Camera
  • Solid, sturdy hiking or approach shoes
  • Sweater and other warm clothing (hat, extra socks etc)
  • Swimwear and a towel
  • Sunscreen, sunglasses, hat
  • Rainwear (if we all bring it, it won’t rain!)
  • Climbing Gear (shoes, pad, chalk, chalk bag, lucky underwear, magic sending talisman, etc.)

 ***PLEASE DO NOT BRING GLASS BOTTLES TO DOVER ISLAND***

***YOU MAY BE PHOTOGRAPHED OR VIDEO RECORDED AT THIS EVENT***

***DOGS WILL NOT BE PERMITTED ON THE BOAT***

***LEAVE NO TRACE***

Boulderfest 2012 is SOLD OUT

Monday, June 18th, 2012

All the tickets for Boulderfest 2012 have sold out.

If you have a ticket already, congratulations you are coming to the most awesome climbing festival on the planet!

If you don’t have a ticket, better luck next year!

Buy a Boulderfest 2012 Ticket Online Now! – SOLD OUT

Saturday, June 16th, 2012

BOULDERFEST IS SOLD OUT

Boulderfest tickets are available now, while supplies last. $55 includes a 1-year membership to Climb Nova Scotia. If you already have a membership we will add a year to your account automatically. Buy through Paypal below and let us know what size t-shirt you want.

Please read the Frequently Asked Questions below before you email us.

Climb Nova Scotia will not respond to questions that are answered below.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: Can you hold a ticket for me?
A: No, sorry.

Q: When is Boulderfest?
A: August 4th & 5th 2012. If it rains, the event might be pushed back a day to Aug 5th & Aug 6th (which is a holiday Monday)

Q: Where is Boulderfest?
A: Boulderfest is held on Dover Island, 1km offshore from West Dover, Nova Scotia, Canada, which is in North America, which is on Earth. Driving directions from Halifax, Nova Scotia will be emailed to you if you buy a ticket.

Q: What do I get for my weekend pass ticket fee?
A: Transportation to and from Dover Island, parking on the mainland, dinner on Saturday night, coffee and breakfast on Sunday morning, an event t-shirt and goodie bag, the chance to win lots of awesome prizes, and the sickest bouldering you’ve ever seen

Q: Will you mail me a physical ticket before the event?
A: No. We will have a list of Boulderfest ticket holders on the day of the event and we will give you an event wristband before you get on the boat. The Trail Shop and Paypal will each issue you with a receipt at the point of purchase – keep this and consider bringing a copy with you to the event.

Q: Why do I need an event wristband?
A: All non-competitive prize draws will be based on your wristband number. Don’t lose your wristband – it gets you food and the number on it will be used to draw for fantastic door prizes!

Q: What is not included?
A: You must bring your own water, climbing equipment, camping gear, snacks, camera, and appropriate clothing. A full list of suggested supplies will be emailed to you before the event if you buy a ticket.

Q: How many tickets are available for the weekend?
A: Less than 100. Dover Island is a fragile ecosystem and too many people out there at one time can cause irreparable damage to the flora and fauna.

Q: Can I bring my dog and some glass bottles to Boulderfest?
A: No. Dogs are not permitted at Boulderfest. Please do not bring glass bottles to Boulderfest, you will be asked to leave them on the mainland.

Q: What if I buy a ticket and then don’t want it anymore?
A: There will be NO REFUNDS on Boulderfest tickets UNLESS THE EVENT IS CANCELED. You may sell your ticket to someone else as long as you notify Climb Nova Scotia who you have sold it to so we can email them event details.

Q: Where can I sell or buy an unwanted ticket?
A: CNS suggests using the climbeasterncanada.com forums to sell or buy unwanted tickets, or try posting on the Climb Nova Scotia Facebook wall. Please remember to let CNS know when tickets are bought or sold so that the ticket-holder’s name and email makes it onto our list.

Q: I don’t have a credit card, how can I buy a ticket?
A: Paypal can bill your bank account directly; a credit card is not required. If you don’t trust the banks and keep all of your money under your mattress, you will need to put on your tinfoil anti-mindcontrol hat and go to the Trail Shop in Halifax to pay with cash.

Q: Isn’t this climbing stuff dangerous?
A: Yes, it certainly can be. You are responsible for your own safety while on Dover. All participants will be required to sign a waiver on the day of the event before being allowed on the island. You can read the waiver ahead of time here.

Earlybird tickets for Boulderfest 2012 are SOLD OUT

Friday, June 15th, 2012

Wow! Huge response and a busy day at The Trail Shop.

All the early-bird tickets to Boulderfest 2012 have been sold. If you don’t have one yet, the remaining tickets go on sale here at climbnovascotia.ca via Paypal this Saturday morning, 16th June 2012 at 9am. When they are gone, they are gone so set your alarm and get to bed early Friday night!

Boulderfest 2012 – Tix on sale soon

Thursday, June 7th, 2012

Boulderfest tickets will go on sale online at climbnovascotia.ca next Saturday, 16 June at 9am Halifax time.

A limited number of early bird tickets will be available at the Trail Shop in Halifax from Wednesday 13 June.

Amazing photograph by Trevor Nickerson

 

Don’t wait to buy your ticket – last year Boulderfest sold out in under 8 hours. Just throwin’ it out there.