- Closest City
- Port Alberni About 8 km
From the Access Society:
There is no further news with regard to our proposal to the Horne Lake cottage owners' association on climbers' access to this cliff. We plan to approach the owners again, and if possible make a presentation about climbing at Horne Lake, the Access Society, and what we could do to help. We also plan to approach the regional district. We surmise that at least some owners remain concerned about possible liability, and perhaps water quality issues. The changes to the Occupier's Liability Act in 1999 strictly limited potential liability, if they didn't eliminate it, and there hasn't even been a test case. However, Horne Lake is on private land and remains officially closed.
Horne Lake has some of the best european style limestone in North America. The climbing features steep lines with dynamic moves. Climbs start in the 11's in the Amphitheater, but you can find easier climbs on the Boss wall or some of the newer walls that are in development.
From the northern tip of Nanaimo (Aulds Road) drive north 46km until you hit Horne Lake Road. There will be a stoplight on the highway with a left turn lane. Turn left here. You'll be on pavement for a few kilometers before the road turns to gravel.
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