Most bouldering areas are landlocked, located at the base of a mountain, in the middle of a desert or tucked away in an isolated valley somewhere. Occasionally, climber's will have the pleasure of bouldering in areas that are located on the water. Such is the case with Halfway Log Dump, nestled on the edge of Georgian Bay in the Bruce Peninsula National Park in Ontario, this picturesque bouldering area is a tranquil paradise.
Smooth, water rounded limestone boulders line the shore at this secluded bouldering haven, changing the dynamic of limestone climbing. A more subtle, compression style of climbing is required to combat the rounded slopers found on most boulders.
Aside from the breathtaking beauty of this place, climbers of all abilities can find problems to project and have fun on. A few of my favorites include The Whale, The Crab, Poseidon, 9 hours later and Qbert. No matter what you hop on though, you're guaranteed fun climbing, a great atmosphere and a tan. And if you get too hot bouldering in the summer, you can always take a refreshing dip in the bay.