About Main Face:
Access: From St. Johnís head north on the Torbay Road (Rte 20). Turn right at the sign for Flatrock, onto Wind Gap Road. With exception to the International wall, all of the following climbing areas are located on a narrow piece of rock called The Beamer, that juts out into the ocean.
For access to the Main Face turn right just before reaching the public wharf onto a dirt road (immediately after house #340). Park after the first house on the right and head up the rough trail leading between the two houses. Upon meeting the coast head right along the cliff top until reaching an obvious trail leading to the shelf at the base of the cliffs. From this shelf all of the climbs on the Main face can be accessed. For the UV Ray, Crabhouse and the Bloodbath area park at the public wharf and hike along the main trail.
This sea cliff, comprised of a coarse grained sandstone conglomerate, offers some of the best climbing on the peninsula. The scenery is also hard to beat due to the numerous icebergs and whales that can be seen passing by, especially during the early summer months.
Caution: If scrambling or walking on the ledges above the routes beware of loose rocks as there may be climbers below. Also beware of the sea. Although somewhat protected from the ocean, due to the natural breakwater, waves have been known to hit the base of the routes.
|Type of Climbing:||Top Rope|
|Sun Aspect:||Morning Sun|
|SequenceSequence numbers indicate the left (L) to right (R) order of the routes.||Rating||Route||Difficulty||Ascents|
|1||All That and a Bag of Chips||5.10c||0|
|1||Drop the Mental||5.10b||1|
|1||Dynamic Duo (1)||5.10a||1|
|1||Easy Way Out||5.7||0|
|1||Farewell to Arms||5.11b||0|
|1||Hakuna Matata (1)||5.9||2|
|1||Iron Hand (1)||5.9||1|
|1||One Fine Day||5.9||0|