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A Farewell to Arms T 
A Few Tense Moments T 
Angry Birds S 
As Good As it Gets T 
Ataxia S,TR 
Candy S 
Creationism S 
Dark Water T 
Dynamic Duo T,TR 
Easy Company S 
Fifth Element T,TR 
Five Fingers T 
Flaccid T 
Freshly Squeezed T 
Guillotine T 
Hakuna Matata T 
Homer Erectus S 
Impending Doom T 
Iron Hand T 
It'll Be Fine T 
Jekyll & Hyde T 
Last Chance T 
Ledge Dweller S 
Maggie T 
MC Hammer T 
Medicated Drama Queen S 
Noggin T 
Nubbin T 
Oat and a Boot T 
Out and About T 
Penguins & Posers T 
Pot Head S 
Pucker Up T,S 
Scarlet Fever T,TR 
Seascape T,TR 
Seascape Direct T,TR 
Shark Fin T 
Size Matters Not S 
Spray Down S 
Unknown T,TR 
Vanilla Slice T 
Yellow Fever T,TR 

Main Face  


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Submitted By: Phil Stennett on Apr 18, 2013
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Description 

The largest part of Flatrock containing the vast majority of climbs including the longer routes and a few two pitch climbs towards the northern end. The area receives morning sun and the temperature can change dramatically without the sun if the wind is blowing.

Getting There 

Park at the pull-off on Wades Lane and walk back along the road to the ATV trail before the houses as in the attached picture. When you meet the main trail cross straight over to a trail down the other side. This trail leads down to some loose rock that you need to scramble down to reach the face which stretches north from the bottom of the trail.

NOTE: The old trail directly above the pull off has recently been marked with private property signs. Please avoid using this trail to prevent potential access issues. The new trail is just as easy, if not a little easier anyway.

Climbing Season



Weather station 194.9 miles from here

42 Total Routes

['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',13],['2 Stars',14],['1 Star',9],['Bomb',2]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',4],['5.8',3],['5.9',13],['5.10',11],['5.11',7],['5.12',4],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Main Face:
It'll Be Fine   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 40'   
Vanilla Slice   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   
Hakuna Matata   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   
Yellow Fever   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 90'   
Dynamic Duo   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 90'   
Dark Water   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   
Easy Company   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
Maggie   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   
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Featured Route For Main Face
As Good As It Gets

As Good As it Gets 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b  North America : Canada : ... : Main Face
One of the best climbs at Main Face, though rarely done. There are 2 possible starts about 8 feet apart, which join each other about 30 feet up. The left start can be belayed from a ledge that is always above the waterline, while the right start must be belayed from a ledge that is often underwater. This route is best done when the tide is very low, or by rappelling down a fixed line on Last Chance. It does not seep as much as Last Chance. For the left start, climb a thin crack to a sloping led...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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The new approach (marked as ATV trail). Credit: Da...
BETA PHOTO: The new approach (marked as ATV trail). Credit: Da...
The new approach (as seen from Wades Lane). Credit...
BETA PHOTO: The new approach (as seen from Wades Lane). Credit...

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