Sunday, January 23, 2011

St Martins Ice Climbing

Marty Theriault looking at Fundy Gully WI3 100m Photo by Max Fisher

For the past few weeks I've been getting to ice climb in some great places in NB and this weekend I got to go to St Martins another wonderful coastal NB ice climbing area!

St Martin's is a coastal community located in south central New Brunswick, 50 km south of Sussex. The community doesn't have much happening in the winter the said the summer brings numerous tourists from all over the world to walk under the massive sea cliffs and observe the highest tides in the world(The Bay of Fundy).

On friday we headed down to the cottage we rented for the weekend. Friday night we had a pretty significant snow storm so the drive took about 3 hrs. Once there we enjoyed a number for beers.

Saturday we went to Quaco Head a great area with lots of ice! Do to the tides we had to head out early but because of the cottage we headed back for a late afternoon climb. We climbed/led S&D WI3, The White Cottage WI4, Less is More WI4+ and Know Your Place WI3. Most of the routes in the area are 30m to 40m.

 Luc Gallant ice bouldering in Quaco Head Photo by Max Fisher

 Less is More WI4+... my favorite lead of the season! Photo by Max Fisher

Sunday we headed to Berry Beach to see if Superbowl WI2+ 50m was in and Fundy Gully WI3 100m..... both these routes are super fun and fortunately they where in. Luc Gallant and Dom Caron climbed Superbowl and Marty Theriault and I climbed Fundy Gully. I have to say it is one of may favorite ice climbs! After we climbed those routes we headed back to Quaco Head and wanted to get into the Flower Pot, the most concentrated area for moderate routes, but the tides where to high so we went down and climbed Know Your Place again.

 Marty seconding the first pitch of Fundy Gully Photo by Max Fisher
 Marty starting up the second pitch Photo by Max Fisher
Marty climbing strong Photo by Max Fisher

Marty on the last steep step Photo by Max Fisher 
Marty topping out Photo by Max Fisher 

Thanks to Marty and Josiane for organizing the cottage and all the others (Franca, Dom, Luc, Jon, Joceline, Delphine, Melissa, Mike and Pierre) for another great weekend!


  1. max, quit being such a baby and do something hardcore. sweet pics, nonetheless

  2. great pics man. Cya next winter hehe!

  3. Looks like a beautiful weekend!!!!


  4. Sick! Great to see Fundy Gully in!