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Newfoundland Rock Climbing 


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Typical Newfoundland fishing village

Description 

The island of Newfoundland is the most populous part of the province of Newfoundland and Labrador.

Discovered by John Cabot in 1497, the island has been populated almost continuously since then by Europeans who used it as a fishing outpost.

Up until the 1960s the island's coast was clustered with numerous fishing villages, called "outports". Then the provincial government forcibly re-settled most of the population into larger townships, causing the old ways of life and the old towns of the outports today to die, few remain.

Known as "The Rock" The island is just that, a huge rock jutting from the sea, with many sea cliffs and prominent features especially along it's southern and eastern shores.

Little explored due to it's remoteness, it contains a treasure of virgin climbing still waiting to be explored.

Getting There 

Plane / Car / Ferry

Climbing Season



Weather station 116.7 miles from here

414 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',25],['3 Stars',126],['2 Stars',167],['1 Star',68],['Bomb',7]
['<=5.6',19],['5.7',25],['5.8',21],['5.9',50],['5.10',54],['5.11',26],['5.12',8],['5.13',1],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',74],['V2-3',26],['V4-5',21],['V6-7',21],['V8-9',5],['V10-11',3],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Newfoundland

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Newfoundland:
Slab Crackin'   5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   Avalon Peninsula : Holyrood
Auto Pilot   5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c     Trad, TR, 55'   Avalon Peninsula : Logy Bay, Cadigans Side
Spray Down   5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   Flatrock : Main Face
Wet Caulk   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, TR, 65'   Flatrock : Main Face
It'll Be Fine   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 40'   Flatrock : Main Face
Honey Brown   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, TR, 1 pitch   Quidi Vidi : Breakwater
Hakuna Matata   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   Flatrock : Main Face
Gee, I'm a Tree   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Swift Current : Geometry Wall
Last Chance   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 150'   Flatrock : Main Face
1892   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, TR, 1 pitch   Quidi Vidi : Breakwater
Yellow Fever   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 90'   Flatrock : Main Face
Eric's   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, TR, 1 pitch   Quidi Vidi : Breakwater
Speaking of Curvature   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Swift Current : Tiger Slabs
Easy Company   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   Flatrock : Main Face
Served By Destiny   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   Swift Current : Tiger Slabs
Maggie   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   Flatrock : Main Face
Roll, Pitch, Yaw   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, TR, 50'   Avalon Peninsula : Logy Bay, Cadigans Side
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