Climbing in Flatrock, Newfoundland. Photo by Greg Locke© 2013
The summer solstice has arrived and its half fit to head outdoors to play without winter survival gear so the coaches of the Newfoundland junior climbing team (under 17) got everyone out of the gym at Wallnuts Climbing Centre and took them down to Flatrock this weekend for the first outdoor training sessions of the year. This is 10 year old Alida, the youngest member of the team on a high bouldering section.
The team is sanctioned by the Newfoundland section of the Alpine Club of Canada and compete at events across the country.
Flatrock is one of the most developed climbing areas in the province and offers unique bouldering problems and sport climbing routes on the 200 foot cliffs along the spectacular coastal scenery north of St. John’s.
To find out more about climbing in Newfoundland visit Wallnuts or the Newfoundland section of the Mountain Project.
I have also started a photo gallery of the team where you can check out these amazing young athletes in an amazing sport.