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Newfoundland Rock Climbing 

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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

328 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',19],['3 Stars',97],['2 Stars',119],['1 Star',59],['Bomb',8]

Classic Climbing Routes in Newfoundland

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Newfoundland:
Auto Pilot   5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c     Trad, TR, 55'   Logy Bay, Cadigans Side
Slab Crackin'   5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   Holyrood
Tiger Woods   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   Swift Current : Tiger Slabs
It'll Be Fine   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 40'   Flatrock : Main Face
Blood Bath   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 40'   Flatrock : Blood Bath
Seascape   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 90'   Flatrock : Main Face
Vanilla Slice   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   Flatrock : Main Face
Hakuna Matata   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   Flatrock : Main Face
Last Chance   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 150'   Flatrock : Main Face
Yellow Fever   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 90'   Flatrock : Main Face
Iron Hand   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   Flatrock : Main Face
Gee, I'm a Tree   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Swift Current : Geometry Wall
Dynamic Duo   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 90'   Flatrock : Main Face
Speaking of Curvature   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Swift Current : Tiger Slabs
Dark Water   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   Flatrock : Main Face
Easy Company   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   Flatrock : Main Face
Served By Destiny   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   Swift Current : Tiger Slabs
Maggie   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   Flatrock : Main Face
Flight Path   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, TR, 40'   Logy Bay, Cadigans Side
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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Darkness by the Midnight Candle V3 6A  North America : Canada : ... : Un-Fair Boulder
This problem makes itself known. The features and subsequent line pop off the face of the boulder. A matched hand start on a jug throws to a high crimp and bump onto a left juggy rail. A layback and solid heel hook will get you in position to top out. The granite can be sharp on particular holds, so be prepared to tape up!...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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Typical Newfoundland fishing village

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