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Ship Rock

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About Ship Rock:

Probably the least visited good crag in NS due to it being over an hours drive from Halifax and needing a canoe(its on an island!)Don't let this put you off however as its quality of routes and beautiful setting make the effort really worthwhile. I have to confess a personal favouritism here.Being one of the team that developed the crag back on the 6th September 1997 it has fond memories.Until then a bit of top ropeing had been done by Sean Willett and party but the potential had only been suggested. Sean Cassidy(forever seeking new rock) had taken a look in June 1996 and led one route Comfortably Numb 5.10d. Armed with the knowledge that there were rich pickings to be had his party of myself (Andy Birtwistle)Colin Matthews and Adam Hartling sallied forth and produced 6 new routes mostly of high quality and all on sight from the ground up.Go there if only to check it out You will not be disappointed either by the rock or route quality.The rock is a good quality quartzite with cracks that provide adequate holds and bombproof runners.Difficulty is in the hard 5.10 category and the gear is generally excellent.
Nearest town or city: Murphy Cove
Directions: Take Highway 107 from Halifax to Musquodoboit Harbour then drive for a further 40 km to just before Murphy Cove where a right turn is taken to the Campground. Negotiate a fee with the owner and paddle across to the island. You need to be on the south side where you will find the crag and a sheltered cove to land.Secluded and special!
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Camping: Pay
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