BETA PHOTO: A map of the island
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.
Plane / Car / Ferry
Weather station 116.7 miles from here
313 Total Routes
['4 Stars',17],['3 Stars',90],['2 Stars',115],['1 Star',57],['Bomb',8]
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Last Chance 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a North America
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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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Typical Newfoundland fishing village