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Francois Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 1,000'
Location: 47.577, -56.7444 View Map  Incorrect?
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Another shot of the cliffs above the town


Francois is a tiny remote town only accessible by boat. It has a population of 116, as of summer 2009 when I was there. This population is in decline as young people leave for more populated areas, and older folks pass away.

It is at the head of a fjord, with towering cliffs surrounding the entrance. Warm when sunny, it suffers from typically fickle Newfoundland weather. The rock is solid granite.

A particularly attractive spire, known as "the Friar" towers over the town and provides a birds eye view of it.

Getting There 

There is a regular ferry servicing the town which leaves from Burgeo on the South West Coast.

You can also come in on your own boat, but good luck finding dock space. You'll have to work out something with the fishermen who own the docks.

Climbing Season

For the Newfoundland area.

Weather station 63.5 miles from here

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Rock Climbing Photo: The Friar

The Friar 5.0 2- 4 I 6 MM 1c  North America : Canada : ... : Francois
An attractive jut of rock that towers over the less inhabited part of the town of Francois. The people of Francois call the formation "the Friar" There's many obvious lines up it but as far as I know and have been able to discover none have been climbed yet....[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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Rock Climbing Photo: Looking down onto the town from the cliff above it...
Looking down onto the town from the cliff above it...
Rock Climbing Photo: Looking out of the cut between the cliffs that lea...
Looking out of the cut between the cliffs that lea...
Rock Climbing Photo: Some of the rock in the summer
Some of the rock in the summer

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