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A Farewell to Arms T 
A Few Tense Moments T 
Angry Birds S 
As Good As it Gets T 
Candy S 
Dark Water T 
Dynamic Duo T,TR 
Easy Company S 
Fifth Element T,TR 
Five Fingers T 
Flaccid T 
Freshly Squeezed T 
Hakuna Matata T 
Homer Erectus S 
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 
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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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

35 Total Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',14],['2 Stars',9],['1 Star',9],['Bomb',1]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',4],['5.8',1],['5.9',9],['5.10',11],['5.11',7],['5.12',3],['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'   
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'   
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Featured Route For Main Face
Last Chance

Last Chance 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  North America : Canada : ... : Main Face
This climb is one of the best and longest routes at Main Face. However it is often wet and can only be accessed at low tide by hopping between boulders, or by rappelling in on a fixed line to the starting ledge. Start on a ledge about 8 feet above sea level. Climb a crack on the left end of the ledge, then follow the path of least resistance up and right to a crack in a corner. Climb this crack to a large roof. Pull the roof on the right hand side using a good crack. Easy, blocky climbing then l...[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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