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Maintainer position for this community Oct. 29th, 2009 @ 08:39 pm
Hi guys,

I started this community many years ago and never really noticed when it started receiving posts. I was wondering if anyone would be interested in being a "maintainer" (admin) for it? I don't climb anymore and have little to do with the comm, so I thought I'd pass on the responsibilities to someone else, if anyone's interested.

Comment if you'd like me to add you as maintainer!


Any other climbers out there? Jan. 13th, 2008 @ 10:12 pm


I enjoy climbing at Coyote and would be interested in finding other people who climb. 

please help Jun. 17th, 2007 @ 09:05 pm

Please read this as it would mean alot to me personally, no its not a chainmail or anything like that. My name is Emma, I am 20 years old and live in ottawa. I have many issues in my life, I suffer from panic disorders, anxiety problems and many other issues, however something has greatly helped me through all this, and what is helping me, is going to come to an end unless I do something about it.

I am not a bible thumper by any means. I used to make fun of church goers (please dont stop reading this and say to yourself "oh its a church thing") However I have recently started going back to church. I havent gone since I was baptized 20 years ago, and I am currently going to the same one, called St. Columba. In this church it is like a family, its unline any church I have ever known. The reverend is very accepting and welcoming, I even emailed him and asked him about issued I have and what the church and he thinks about those issues including gay marriage, homosexuality, abortion, divorce, and other touchy topics. He accepts everyone. When I first started going there I thought it would be weird as we were not known but they just accepted us and as I have said, it is like a family. Its the first time I think that waking up earlier in the morning isnt a chore.

Here in lies the problem. The majority of the people that go there are over 60, and on average we have about 20 people at the church. We are being threatened of being closed down. I havent been going for long, only about 5 months, but this means so much to me. PLEASE if you could come back to church it would make all the difference in the world. It dosent matter who you are, big small gay straight, black, white. We need you. I need you.

Sunday services are at 10 in the morning and are usually an hour to an hour and 15 minutes. I think that if you give this a chance, you will find that you will feel happier. I dont know what does it, I was so skeptical when I started going, and look at me, Im a big girl, I have issues, I didnt beleive in God when I started going and I am still unsure at times, but I cannot lie when i say it made me feel good when I left. Now I look forward to Each Sunday.

Its not alot of effort, its not alot of time, please help us, help me. I dont want to go to another church, this is like a family to me. I dont want to go to a conformist attitude area, which alot of churches are like.

Please give it some thought, please.

The church is St Columba Anglican Church
24 Sandridge Road

Thank you for listening.
Current Mood: worriedworried

Greetings & Salutations Oct. 18th, 2006 @ 09:27 pm
Hey everyone...how's things? Glad to find fellow climbers on-board here! I climb at Vertical Reality about 3-4 times a week. I'm fairly new to the bouldering thing but I've been in the ice climbing game for 17 years now.

There's not a lot of good crags outdoors in Ottawa, so I really hope we don't lose access to the Gats. I'm from back east and there's plenty of decent crags and bouldering areas, but I guess we take them for granted. Not anymore...the outdoor vertical real estate is too precious for us to lose!

Climbing in the Gats may be threatened Oct. 19th, 2004 @ 01:26 pm
Hey, I know this is a quiet community but I thought I should share some of this info with you all. It looks like the NCC might be pushing climbers out of Gatineau Park. I pulled these comments off of www.rockclimbing.com webboard:

- “The Eardley Escarpment might bo closed to climbing for 10years (as well as for mountain bike, skidoo and motorboat) as of 2005!!!”

- “I've seen a couple of newspaper articles stating that climbing will be completely banned in the park due to environmental impacts. Also on one of the "zoning" maps on their website the majority of the climbing is in a zone only for environmental research (i.e. no recreation at all) with a note saying climbing will be prohibited.”

- “As far as I understand, it is the proposed master plan and will become permanent sometime after the public comment sessions. So unless there is a big enough outcry from the climbing community then it will become written in stone.”

- “As other people have mentioned, the public comment sessions are next week: Wednesday in French at the museum of civilization, and Thursday in English at the museum of science and nature.”

Check out there master plan:

The meeting is next week - Thursday, October 28, 2004

Where - The Canadian Museum of Nature, 240 McLeod Street, Ottawa.

5:30 pm Open house
7 pm Presentation
7:30 - 9 pm Questions and comments

I’m planning on going and think that the more climbers there the better. I'm not sure if a public outcry would work or what but it would be a good way for us climbers to ask questions so we can figure out what to do next...
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» Hello???
Hey is anything ever gonna happen to this community? I've noticed that the last post was all the way back in January. It would be cool if this community was up and running again cuz I plan on heading back to Coyote Rock and I need help! lol. Anywayz, hope to see some more posts soon! Later fellow climbers.
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'evening !

Well, I'm both inexperienced PLUS I climb at Vertical Reality, but I hope you'll welcome me still ;P
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Ok, this is a community for rock climbers based in Ottawa, mainly climbing at the Coyote Rock Gym. Feel free to join and share techniques, routes, when you climb, etc. and make climbing dates easily.
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