Blow Me Down Rock Climbing
Blow Me Down, also known as Jabo by the locals in Francois, is a beautiful 1280' south facing dome of clean granite rising straight out of Devil's Bay.
There are approximately 20 established routes on the cliff ranging in difficulty from 5.9 - 12c. The best climbing season is July through Sept. May and June are climbable but are also the foggiest.
I'll continue to add route descriptions etc. I've included a short account of my first trip to the bay in 1994 with Jeff Butterfield and Chris Kane.
Ferries can take you from Hermitage or Burgeo to the remote community of Francois. From there you will need to charter a fishing boat to take you out to Devil's Bay.
Climbing Season For the Newfoundland area.
Weather station 55.7 miles from here
1 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
Featured Route For Blow Me Down
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
Joe T on the first pitch of Janorah. 2000
Joe T high on a beautiful 5.10 corner with Casey ...
Tophy and Jeff scouting lines while the by's look ...
Devil's Bay from the summit of Blow Me Down.
Karin Bates Terravecchia on pitch 4 of Dead Reckon...
Casey Shaw on the splitter first pitch of Leviatha...
Paul Lushman, Jeff Butterfield, Chris Kane, George...
Jeff Butterfield and Chris Kane top out on Blow Me...
Motoring into the bay for the first time in 1994 a...
Karin Bates traversing at the base of the wall. 19...
Joe T on the 1st ascent of Janorah.
Joe T on the 1st ascent of Lost at Sea.
1280' Blow Me Down, aka Jabo, in Devil's Bay