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Areas in Flatrock

Blood Bath 6 / 0 / 7 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 8
Crabhouse, The 0 / 0 / 0 / 5 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 5
International 2 / 3 / 3 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 7
Kenmore 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Locker, The 1 / 6 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 7
Low Tide Area 0 / 0 / 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Main Face 37 / 16 / 14 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 52
Mordor 0 / 0 / 0 / 5 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 5
Redpath Boulder 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Spanky's Playground 5 / 3 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 8
Trailer Boulders 0 / 0 / 0 / 9 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 9
Two Boulders 0 / 0 / 0 / 6 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 6
UV Ray 3 / 3 / 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 6
Elevation: 107 ft
GPS: 47.698, -52.702 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: David Bruneau on Feb 10, 2012
Admins: Phil Stennett
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Description

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 two 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 the public wharf which is between Wades Lane and the church. Parking on Wade's Lane is no longer permitted, upon request of the town of Flatrock.

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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). Jun 1, 2015

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