Thursday, 28 August 2014


Wow. What a day! 
The 2nd annual Beaver Valley Climbing Festival was a huge success!
It is difficult to put this day into words... GOOD VIBES!!! Everyone was having such a good time; the day was packed full of fun games, clinics, vendors, competitions, entertainment, yoga, massage, music and tasty food. It was really cool to see the climbing community come together to celebrate rock climbing in the Beaver Valley, Ontario. Just an all around good time for a great cause! This years festival truly was a remarkable success and we have so many people to thank for it.

The best part of all, is while we were having this amazing time, we managed to raise $6000 for the Ontario Access Coalition! These proceeds will go to local access initiatives in the Beaver Valley, and maybe a parking lot for Devils Glen!

This amazing event would not of been possible without help from our generous sponsors and volunteers. Mountain Equipment Coop was a huge support to this festival, with festival support dollars and so many amazing raffle prizes. True North Climbing supported again for the second year in a row, shout out to this really cool climbing gym in Toronto. Climbers Corner, Collingwood's new climbing gym was a generous supporter, along with the Alpine Club of Canada, The Landscape Company, Free Spirit Tours, On the Rocks Climbing Guides and so many other amazing companies that donated either time, money, prizes or both! Check out our full sponsor list below, and support these great companies that support Ontario rock climbing!

THANK YOU SO MUCH to everyone who came out to this perfect day, festival and party! This was one for the record books and we can't wait until next year!

Photos from the day are compliments of the talented photographers Dennis Barnes of Dennis Barnes Photography and Tony Hoffman of Creative Paradox. You can check out more of Tony's photos here

Opening ceremonies
Paying our respect to Metcalfe Rock, a beautiful place that we are so lucky to climb at
Rappelling with On the Rocks and the Alpine Club of Canada

Intro to Climb with Free Spirit Tours

Leslie Timms, owner of On the Rocks, gives technique tips at the popular Women's Rock Star Technique Clinic.

Trad Champ: Jonathen Shen, snags a rare ascent of  the mixed classic White Lightning at this years Outland Adventure Gear Climbing Competition.


Maggie Smyth, one of the amazing volunteers that make this event possible.
Yoga in the trees with Two the Core
The incredible Aerial Silks Performance returned with shows by the Vertical Belles and students from Aerial Silks Collingwood

Thai Massage & Acupuncture by Sonya Lee Reimer, owner of Living in Balance in Collingwood. Sonya donated $340 in profits to the Ontario Access Coalition!

Games, vendors, music

good people, good times

Great food from The Flying Chestnut in Euginia

Killer dinner music by the incredibly talented Micheal Moore of Whisky River and The Burning Sensations.

G6 Climbing Pull Up Competition was back!

Dirty Richard rocked the after party with 3 sets of great music!

Thank you to everyone who made the 2014 Beaver Valley Climbing Festival a huge success.

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Online Ticket Sales Close Thursday Aug 21st

It is hard to believe that the festival is almost here!!! 
This years fest is shaping up to be an amazing event and we can't thank everyone enough for the incredible support to Beaver Valley rock climbing and the Ontario Access Coalition
Just a reminder that today, Thursday August 21st is the last chance to buy your tickets online!!!
See you there :)

Saturday, 16 August 2014

Last Call for Dinner Tickets!!!!

Just a reminder that dinner tickets can be purchased no later then Monday August 18th! Dinner can not be bought at the door. Festival tickets will also be going up by $5 on the day of the festival.
See you next weekend!

Purchase your ticket here:

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Tickets on sale NOW!

The Beaver Valley Climbing Festival is fast approaching, and we are getting pumped!!! Buy your tickets to this ridiculously fun festival soon and support the Ontario Access Coalition and access initiatives in the beautiful Beaver Valley. August 23rd, 2014, BE THERE

Thursday, 19 June 2014

New Collingwood Climbing Gym Donates $1500

1) Collingwood will soon be home to a new climbing gym called Climbers Corner.
2) Climbers Corner has just donated $1500 to help support the Beaver Valley Climbing Festival!!! Double high fives to Terry for his incredibly generous support.

Terry (Owner) stands in front of his blank canvas, the future home of Collingwood's Climbers Corner

Monday, 9 June 2014

Great Music!!!

Get your dancing shoes ready because we have 3 members of the Whisky River Band coming to play for us at this years festival! Lead singer, Mike Moore, is a climber/local route developer and we are so privleged to have him and his band join us for the after party at Rob Roy. Check out their videos below and read up more about them at

Whisky River - Don't Let This Line Stop Rollin' from Marc Koecher on Vimeo.

Whisky River - Broken Words Blues from Marc Koecher on Vimeo.

Friday, 16 May 2014


The Flying Chestnut will be catering this years climbing fest. For those of you that don't know this restaurant...this is really good news!!! Located in Eugenia Falls, not far from Old Baldy, is this cute cafe that cooks up creative local gourmet, and it is a must hit spot to eat after a day of rock wrestling at Old Baldy. We can't wait to taste what they cook up for us, they love climbers and are really happy to be a part of the event too. Yah!