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Flatrock  


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Description 

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

55 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',12],['2 Stars',21],['1 Star',10],['Bomb',2]
['<=5.6',2],['5.7',2],['5.8',2],['5.9',3],['5.10',11],['5.11',4],['5.12',1],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',9],['V2-3',11],['V4-5',5],['V6-7',2],['V8-9',2],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',1],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Flatrock:
It'll Be Fine   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 40'   Main Face
Vanilla Slice   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   Main Face
Pucker Up   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, Sport, 60'   Main Face
Easy Company   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   Main Face
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Featured Route For Flatrock
It'll Be Fine Topo

It'll Be Fine 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  North America : Canada : ... : Main Face
Start in thin cracks on blocks before stepping right into the wide crack. A variety of jams and / or face holds in and around the crack can be used to reach the top....[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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