NOTE: This event was listed in the May/June 2011 issue of Profile Halifax as taking place on May 28th. The event has been postponed until further notice due to tick infestation at Admiral Park in Bedford.
Eagle’s Nest is the only rope climbing area in Nova Scotia accessible by bus. Located in Bedford’s Admiral Park with a great view of the Bedford Basin, it sees more traffic from people looking to dispose of old TVs, light fires, and smash beer bottles than actual climbers. The crag is littered with garbage and broken glass and badly in need of a cleanup.
With the help of The Trail Shop, Clean Nova Scotia, and hopefully local MLAs, Climb Nova Scotia is organizing a cleanup of Eagle’s Nest
on Saturday, May 28th from 10am – 4pm POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. We will provide trash bins, garbage bags, and a trailer to haul all the junk away to the dump.
You should bring work clothes you don’t mind getting dirty, long pants to protect yourself from ticks, study boots or shoes with covered toes, lunch and water for yourself, and work gloves if you have them (we will have a few extra pairs available).
Join us to help out and make Eagle’s Nest the great climbing destination that it once was! Parking will be here at the dead end off of Snowy Owl Drive. From there walk to the end of the pavement and follow the orange flagging tape for 10m into the park and you’ll be at the top of the cliff. For those wishing to carpool, several drivers will be leaving from the parking lot at Dartmouth Sportsplex around 9:30am. Click here for driving directions from the Dartmouth Sportsplex.
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org if you plan on attending.
*Note: Admiral Park has been found to contain ticks. Wear long pants to minimize your chance of contact with ticks and be sure to check yourself for them after the event. TICKS ARE PARTICULARLY BAD THIS YEAR – EVENT IS POSTPONED.