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Newfoundland  


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BETA PHOTO: A map of the island

Description 

The island of Newfoundland is the most populous part of the province of Newfoundland and Labrador.

Discovered by John Cabot in 1497, the island has been populated almost continuously since then by Europeans who used it as a fishing outpost.

Up until the 1960s the island's coast was clustered with numerous fishing villages, called "outports". Then the provincial government forcibly re-settled most of the population into larger townships, causing the old ways of life and the old towns of the outports today to die, few remain.

Known as "The Rock" The island is just that, a huge rock jutting from the sea, with many sea cliffs and prominent features especially along it's southern and eastern shores.

Little explored due to it's remoteness, it contains a treasure of virgin climbing still waiting to be explored.

Getting There 

Plane / Car / Ferry

Climbing Season



Weather station 116.7 miles from here

187 Total Routes

['4 Stars',6],['3 Stars',49],['2 Stars',64],['1 Star',33],['Bomb',6]
['<=5.6',7],['5.7',9],['5.8',8],['5.9',17],['5.10',22],['5.11',8],['5.12',3],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',30],['V2-3',50],['V4-5',13],['V6-7',15],['V8-9',3],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',2],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Newfoundland:
Shipping Out   V4 6B     Boulder, 10'   Fair Island : The Moonscape
Catabolism   V6 7A     Boulder, 12'   Butter Pot : Extinction Boulder
German Engineered   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   Manuels : German Face
It'll Be Fine   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 40'   Flatrock : Main Face
Vanilla Slice   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   Flatrock : Main Face
Gee, I'm a Tree   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Swift Current : Geometry Wall
Easy Company   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   Flatrock : Main Face
Eye of the Tiger Project   5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b     Trad, 1 pitch, 40'   Swift Current : Tiger Wall
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Typical Newfoundland fishing village
Typical Newfoundland fishing village

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