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Flatrock Rock Climbing 

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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 three 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 either a pull-off on Wade's Lane or the public wharf which is between Wades Lane and the church.

Climbing Season

Weather station 194.7 miles from here

111 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',5],['3 Stars',27],['2 Stars',45],['1 Star',24],['Bomb',3]

Classic Climbing Routes in Flatrock

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Flatrock:
It'll Be Fine   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 40'   Main Face
Yellow Fever   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 90'   Main Face
Last Chance   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 150'   Main Face
Hakuna Matata   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   Main Face
Easy Company   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   Main Face
Maggie   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   Main Face
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Featured Route For Flatrock
Rock Climbing Photo: Garden of Eden and Shark Fin

Garden of Eden 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  North America : Canada : ... : Main Face
Long crack climb over the ocean. Can only be accessed at low tide by hopping along rocks, but there is a nice belay ledge above the waterline.This isn't a 5.10c, we felt that it was easier than a lot of 5.9's at main face. A few questionable flakes/blocks and some pebbles keep things interesting - this one could use a rappel down with a crowbar but the blocks are pretty easily navigated. Climb an arching crack to a flake system below the roof. Climb caref...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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By Phil Stennett
From: St. John
Jun 1, 2015
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).

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