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Elevation: 1,755'
Location: 49.1341, -56.55538 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Jeffrey Locke on Aug 6, 2014
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BETA PHOTO: Satellite map of the area, part 2.

Description 

This area is truly barren and desolate, but even with all the ruggedness, the area is stunning.

535m at its summit, the Main Topsail is one of four peaks in the Gaff Topsails area. Its east face has roughly 200m to 250m of climbable rockface.

The area has a large granite face one its east side, surround by massive boulders. Its a real playground for any real climbing enthusiast.

Getting There 

Driving on the Buchans Highway, drive until you get to the dirt road which will take you to Millertown Junction. From there, drive west on the old railway bed. Any old truck or jeep will have no problem, a car you will have to take your time or you will bottom out.

When you reach the approach jump point (The pond just north of the mizzen topsails, the shores actually come to the railway bed.) You then hike north northeast 4.5km to the Main Topsail.

This hike should only be taken with an experienced guide, as the terrain can be very treacherous, and if not experienced, you can loose your way pretty quick. You will also need to be well supplied with gear, food and water.

Climbing Season

For the Newfoundland area.

Weather station 164.6 miles from here

4 Total Climbing Routes

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Rock Climbing Photo: CFB 9 Wing Search and Rescue on the Summit of the ...
CFB 9 Wing Search and Rescue on the Summit of the ...
Rock Climbing Photo: Satellite map of the area
BETA PHOTO: Satellite map of the area
Rock Climbing Photo: Me in under the East Face
Me in under the East Face
Rock Climbing Photo: Search and Rescue on a training mission at the tim...
Search and Rescue on a training mission at the tim...
Rock Climbing Photo: Looking towards the Main Top on the approach in.
Looking towards the Main Top on the approach in.
Rock Climbing Photo: Part 3 of 3 (East Face of Main Topsail)
Part 3 of 3 (East Face of Main Topsail)
Rock Climbing Photo: Part 2 of 3 (East Face of Main Topsail)
Part 2 of 3 (East Face of Main Topsail)
Rock Climbing Photo: Part 1 of 3 (East Face of Main Topsail)
Part 1 of 3 (East Face of Main Topsail)
Rock Climbing Photo: The south east corner of the Main Topsail.
The south east corner of the Main Topsail.

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