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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

267 Total Routes

['4 Stars',12],['3 Stars',73],['2 Stars',100],['1 Star',46],['Bomb',8]
['<=5.6',8],['5.7',15],['5.8',10],['5.9',27],['5.10',34],['5.11',14],['5.12',5],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',43],['V2-3',69],['V4-5',19],['V6-7',18],['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:
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
Hakuna Matata   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   Flatrock : Main Face
Gee, I'm a Tree   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Swift Current : Geometry Wall
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
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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Featured Route For Newfoundland
Last Chance

Last Chance 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  North America : Canada : ... : Main Face
This climb is one of the best and longest routes at Main Face. However it is often wet and can only be accessed at low tide by hopping between boulders, or by rappelling in on a fixed line to the starting ledge. Start on a ledge about 8 feet above sea level. Climb a crack on the left end of the ledge, then follow the path of least resistance up and right to a crack in a corner. Climb this crack to a large roof. Pull the roof on the right hand side using a good crack. Easy, blocky climbing then l...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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