Category Archives: Climbing Newfoundland

Sport, trad, gym and bouldering. Rock climbing in Newfoundland, Canada. Photography by Greg Locke.

Summer climbing season begins

Erinn-Climbing-Manuals-May16-2015_GSL-0030-WEBThe ever fickle spring and summer seasons of Newfoundland seem to be making a commitment for this year so the summer climbing season has begun here on the east coast. Erinn leading on The German Face, Conception bay, Newfoundland. © 2015 GREG LOCKE

 

Explore Newfoundland Project 2015

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Ice climbing in Lance Cove on Southern Shore of the Avalon Peninsula. © 2014 GREG LOCKE #exploreNL

#EXPLORE NEWFOUNDLAND ….adventures in the Newfoundland outdoors is our new project for 2015 where we will be pursuing the spirit of travel, exploration, adventure and the testing of ones physical limits looking for great stories, powerful photos and engaging video of the people who take on the challenges of the land, sea and environment.

In the past couple of years I have been getting re-acquainted with the outdoors and the opportunities for adventure it offers. Hiking, climbing, skiing and any number of human powered endeavors are only minutes out your door in Canada’s most eastern province. We have gathered of a few photos from last year to get our project website up and running and throughout the year we will be adding more photos, video and stories as we seek out the best Newfoundland has to offer in outdoor adventure.

So far this year we have been ice climbing on Cape Broyle and snow shoe racing on Three Pond Barrens. In the next few weeks we’ll be back with new cross-country skiing. Stay tuned for trail running, rock climbing, mountain biking, kayaking and to close out the summer a back country hiking and camping trip through Gros Morne National Park.

visit the #Explore Newfoundland site!

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You can’t do projects like this on your own so we are grateful for the assistance of The Outfitters and Wallnuts Climbing Center in helping us make pictures happen.

Erinn Locke wins 2015 Rockfall competition

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Daughter Erinn won the Woman’s Opens Division at The Outfitters ROCKFALL 2015 climbing competition at Wallnuts Climbing Centre in St. John’s, Newfoundland this weekend. Erinn is 14 and a member of the Newfoundland Junior Climbing Team and won her age class at her last competition on the Tour du Bloc national series in Montreal, Quebec. Its been a good season for her. Photo by proud father….

Ice climbing at Lance Cove

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It’s finally ice climbing season on the east coast of Newfoundland. Members of the Alpine Club of Canada headed out for their annual camping and ice climbing trip to Lance Cove on Cape Broyle approximately 80km south of St. John’s. Photo by Greg Locke © 2015

Climbing with Erinn

Rock climber Erinn Locke at Flatrock, Newfoundland. Photo by Greg Locke © 2014

I have finally put together a gallery of our daughter Erinn’s rock and ice climbing adventures. We’ll try to keep this updated with her latest competitions and outdoors adventures. Check out CLIMBING WITH ERINN

Flatrock Fest 2014 story on the ACC National website

Erinn Locke climbing Yellow Fever at Flatrock, Newfoundland.

Erinn Locke climbing Yellow Fever at Flatrock, Newfoundland.

Far from the Rocky Mountains, out on the eastern edge of the country you’ll find the small but busy Newfoundland and Labrador Section of the ACC. On one weekend in August, at one of the most unique and spectacular climbing crags in Canada, you’ll find the annual Flatrock Climbing Festival – the biggest event in Newfoundland climbing. This year’s festival ran Saturday August 16.

The seaside cliffs in the fishing village of Flatrock, Newfoundland, 30km north of St. John’s, were first identified as a potential crag in the early 1990’s by a very small group of local climbers and have been used and developed ever since by the growing local climbing community. It has become the prime climbing area in the province with more than 40 routes on four different crags as well as plenty of bouldering set in dramatic coastal scenery. ….MORE on the ACC website

Evening at Flatrock

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Evening climbing with Erinn at Flatrock, Newfoundland. © 2014 Greg Locke.

Getting high at climbing competition

Sarah Spurrell climbs the final lead route, indicated by yellow tape, to win the ACCNL – Wallnuts  2014 Youth Climbing Competition in St. John’s, Newfoundland, Sunday, February 16. Photo by Greg Locke © 2014

Youth Climbing Competition

A poster we did for the upcoming Youth Climbing Competition happening in St. John’s on Feb 16th. It features a photo of daughter Erinn (of course!) in competition at Wallnuts Climbing Centre. This is an Alpine Club of Canada sanctioned competition and qualifier event for the eastern Canada regional championships to be held in Toronto in April. If you want to see some amazing young athletes like no other, you really should come out and see these kids compete.

Also see our photo gallery of the Newfoundland Junior Climbing Team

For more on the Alpine Club of Canada activities in Newfoundland visit the new website of the ACC NL

© 2013 Greg Locke

Climbing Manuals, Newfoundland

Su Alteen climbing on German Face at Manuals, Conception Bay, Newfoundland. Photo by Greg Locke © 2013

Su Alteen climbing on German Face at Manuals, Conception Bay, Newfoundland.  Photo by Greg Locke © 2013