Elevation: 300 ft
GPS: 47.369, -53.132 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Nick Collins on Feb 28, 2015
Admins: David Bruneau
Access Issue: Avoid the Golf Course Details

Description

This area has around 15 known boulders. 8 of these are quality boulders and have been cleaned. Behind the boulders is a sandstone conglomerate cliff face that is about 500 ft long and 15ft to 40ft high and overhung 20-35 degrees. The rock seems solid. It is currently unbolted, but there is potential for a short sport crag with maybe 10+ routes. Short sections of this face have potential for additional boulder problems.

The Rainforest Boulders:

These boulders are some of the best I have seen in Eastern Newfoundland ! What makes these boulders special is they have overhanging problems which at the time of writing are not common on the Avalon. Definitely, some classic quality problems on these ! A must visit. In addition, there is a high concentration of problems compared to other areas. Potential for moderate overhanging sport routes on the cliff behind too !

Rain forest boulders are in a wooded area protected from the wind. A great winter bouldering spot (Oct-May) as on a sunny day it feels warm and protects from the wind. From May to October, the bugs will probably be bad depending on how warm its been.

The Rainforest Cliff:

Potential for 20ft-45ft easy to moderate overhanging sport crag. No bolts as of this writing. There also looks like 3-4 short trad lines.

Getting There

Take the TCH West from St. John's. Get off at the Holyrood Access Road. Just after the golf course on your left there is a park on your left with a couple bridges. Park here. From the road, in front of the golf course you can see a cliff in the distance. The boulders are 50 ft from the base of this cliff. There is a trail that can be found around the outer edge of the golf course on the end near where you parked. Its marked with red/orange spray paint on trees and stumps. There is some flagging tape. Pink was used accross a bog section near the cliff. This is not another trail. Please try to find the trail without going on the golf course. This just causes problems for everyone. Alternatively, a bushwack towards the cliff by looking and heading in the general direction is possible and using google maps on your phone. This is how I found it. Approach is 20-25 min walk using the trail.

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