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Blow Me Down  


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Elevation: 1,280'
Location: 47.5, -56.6153 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Phil Stennett, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Joe Terravecchia on May 13, 2013
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Description 

Blow Me Down, also known as Jabo by the locals in Francois, is a beautiful 1280' south facing dome of clean granite rising straight out of Devil's Bay.
There are approximately 20 established routes on the cliff ranging in difficulty from 5.9 - 12c. The best climbing season is July through Sept. May and June are climbable but are also the foggiest.
I'll continue to add route descriptions etc. I've included a short account of my first trip to the bay in 1994 with Jeff Butterfield and Chris Kane.

Getting There 

Ferries can take you from Hermitage or Burgeo to the remote community of Francois. From there you will need to charter a fishing boat to take you out to Devil's Bay.

Climbing Season



Weather station 55.7 miles from here

1 Total Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',0],['5.11',0],['5.12',1],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]


Featured Route For Blow Me Down
Casey Shaw on the first pitch of Leviathan. <br />Screech is the crack to the  right.

Leviathan 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a  North America : Canada : ... : Blow Me Down
1) Beautiful thin crack to bolt protected face moves. 5.10a2) Step left and climb cracks to the base of a clean R facing corner. 5.83) Climb the crack above the belay to a bolt protected face move. Undercling left and climb finger crack / small R facing corner. 10a. Alternatively, climb the corner instead at 5.9.4) Climb the short vertical R facing corner to face moves leading to twin diagonal cracks. 5.9+.5) Climb past a bolt then more easily to a ledge with a large block. 5.10a6) Cl...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

Photos of Blow Me Down Slideshow Add Photo
Joe T  high on a beautiful 5.10 corner with Casey Shaw. <br />1995
Joe T high on a beautiful 5.10 corner with Casey ...
Devil's Bay from the summit of Blow Me Down.
Devil's Bay from the summit of Blow Me Down.
1280' Blow Me Down, aka Jabo, in Devil's Bay
1280' Blow Me Down, aka Jabo, in Devil's Bay
Motoring into the bay for the first time in 1994 aboard George Durnford's boat, Lady One.
Motoring into the bay for the first time in 1994 a...
Blow Me Down 2
Blow Me Down 2
Jeff Butterfield and Chris Kane top out on Blow Me Down's first  route in 1994.  The Central Pillar of Aestheticism.
Jeff Butterfield and Chris Kane top out on Blow Me...
Karin Bates traversing at the base of the wall. 1995
Karin Bates traversing at the base of the wall. 19...
Paul Lushman, Jeff Butterfield, Chris Kane, George Durnford, Joe Terravecchia . Toasting to a  successful trip  with rum & cokes at 8 a.m.
Paul Lushman, Jeff Butterfield, Chris Kane, George...
Joe T on the first pitch of Janorah.  <br />2000
Joe T on the first pitch of Janorah.
2000
Karin Bates Terravecchia on pitch 4 of Dead Reckoning. <br />1994
Karin Bates Terravecchia on pitch 4 of Dead Reckon...
Blow Me Down 1
Blow Me Down 1
Casey Shaw on the splitter first pitch of Leviathan.
Casey Shaw on the splitter first pitch of Leviatha...
Blow Me Down 3
Blow Me Down 3
Tophy and Jeff scouting lines while the by's look on. <br />1994.
Tophy and Jeff scouting lines while the by's look ...
Joe T on the 1st ascent of Janorah.
Joe T on the 1st ascent of Janorah.
Joe T on the 1st ascent of Lost at Sea.
Joe T on the 1st ascent of Lost at Sea.

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