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Cape Breton


Cape Breton 


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Location: 46.7615, -60.7441 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrator: Kristine Hoffman
Submitted By: The Mitt on Dec 7, 2006
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Description 

This is wilderness climbing: no campgrounds, no rescue, loose rock, as close to alpine as you will get in Nova Scotia. Big beautiful virgin rock. Lots of first ascents to be done.


Getting There 

Go to the Cabot Trail in the Margree Valley. Find Egypt Rd, turn right onto Fielding Rd. Follow the signs to Cape Clear.


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By Brian TheLion
Aug 15, 2012
CONDITION REPORT 

Also, as of 7-Aug-2012 the dead center of the cliff had a fresh line of bolts that had obviously been added on rappel. Trampled grass around the rap anchors (two big trees at the top of the cliff) indicated that this probably happened the previous weekend.

By Brian TheLion
Aug 15, 2012

I drove out to Cape Clear on 7-Aug-2012 to scout the cliff. From Fielding Road (step #2, below) the road is gravel but was passable in a passenger car.

Slightly better directions from the Cabot Trail in Margaree Forks:
(1) Turn left on E Big Intervale Rd.
(2) After 4km, turn right onto Fielding Rd. When I went there was no road sign heading northbound. If you reach a little convenient store on the right you've just passed it.
(3) Bear left at the intersection with Highland Rd.
(4) Pass three named roads -- the signs are obvious -- on your left.
(5) At the fourth intersection on the left you will see a white sign indicating that you have arrived at the turn for Cape Clear.
(6) Follow the white signs to the top of the cliff. The last few hundred meters of the roadbed are quite rocky.

Total drive time is more than one hour.