BETA PHOTO: A map of the island
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.
Plane / Car / Ferry
Weather station 116.7 miles from here
186 Total Routes
['4 Stars',6],['3 Stars',49],['2 Stars',63],['1 Star',33],['Bomb',6]
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Leviathan 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a North America
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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
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Typical Newfoundland fishing village