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The highest concentration of established routes and boulder problems in Newfoundland. The crags are secluded, but have short approaches.

The rock is a coarse grained conglomerate sandstone. The rock is good quality for the most part, although there are some loose sections, mainly the blasted section of main face (don't climb there).

Routes are usually mixed pro: if there is no good gear available, there will usually be bolts. There are a number of sport climbs, but some of them involve a gear placement or two. Pro may be tricky to place as the rock is pebbly.

Bouldering is a mix between boulders and the shorter sea cliffs with a variety of styles and difficulties.

Great scenery, in the summer months there are often whales close to the crags, especially main face. Most of the crags get morning sun.

Getting There 

The town of Flatrock is about 20 minutes North of St. John's. In the town there are three parking areas for the crags. For the International and Locker areas you can park in the church parking lot on Wind Gap Road and for all other areas you can park at either a pull-off on Wade's Lane or the public wharf which is between Wades Lane and the church.

Climbing Season

For the Newfoundland area.

Weather station 194.7 miles from here

100 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',5],['3 Stars',22],['2 Stars',39],['1 Star',21],['Bomb',4]

Classic Climbing Routes in Flatrock

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Flatrock:
Blood Bath   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 40'   Blood Bath
It'll Be Fine   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 40'   Main Face
Vanilla Slice   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   Main Face
Yellow Fever   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 90'   Main Face
Last Chance   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 150'   Main Face
Seascape   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 90'   Main Face
Hakuna Matata   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   Main Face
Iron Hand   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   Main Face
Dynamic Duo   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 90'   Main Face
Dark Water   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   Main Face
Easy Company   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   Main Face
Maggie   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   Main Face
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Featured Route For Flatrock
Rock Climbing Photo: Drop the Mental Ledge and "Angry Birds" ...

Angry Birds 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b  North America : Canada : ... : Main Face
This is an excellent, hard climb up one of the cleanest faces in Flatrock. It starts on the ledge on top of P1 of Drop the Mental (5.9 trad).Start at the left side of the big ledge. Climb to a small ledge 3 feet above the belay ledge and step right to a bolt (easy but a little creepy, optional hand sized cam here). The climb weaves up the face from here on interesting moves. There is a 2 bolt anchor with no rap hardware after 65 feet of climbing. Above here is very dirty 5.6 climbing leading eve...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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By Phil Stennett
From: St. John
Jun 1, 2015
The trail above the parking on Wades Lane has been marked with private property signs. Please avoid using the trail as there is an equally effective trail slightly back down the road towards Windgap. Approach details have been updated on the affected areas (Main Face and Spanky's Playground).

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