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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

111 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',5],['3 Stars',27],['2 Stars',45],['1 Star',24],['Bomb',3]

Classic Climbing Routes in Flatrock

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Flatrock:
It'll Be Fine   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 40'   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
Hakuna Matata   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   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: As Good As It Gets

As Good As it Gets 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b  North America : Canada : ... : Main Face
One of the best climbs at Main Face, though rarely done. There are 2 possible starts about 8 feet apart, which join each other about 30 feet up. The left start can be belayed from a ledge that is always above the waterline, while the right start must be belayed from a ledge that is often underwater. This route is best done when the tide is very low, or by rappelling down a fixed line on Last Chance. It does not seep as much as Last Chance. For the left start, climb a thin crack to a sloping led...[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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