Monday, September 05, 2011

DFO Climbing Area

I have heard through the grape vine that Justin has been developing a sea cliff behind the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO). He has all the details of how to get there, access and grades on I got to hand it to Justin, he finds a line and he goes after it. He has put up some bold lines on some really cool features. He has no problem lowering in over water. The man has nads!
DFO has 10 lines directly over water ranging from 5.9 to 5.11. It requires a 60 meter fixed line to lower into and to ascend out of the area. The feedback I have heard is that it is pretty cool climbing. I hope to check it out sometime but I seem to have a lot on my plate.
I don't tend to push my comfort zone, especially when developing. I am always looking for good approach, easy access to the top and escape from the bottom. I know that limits the rock faces I work on. It is great to know that there is someone out there putting up lines to challenge the heartier climbers.


Adam Gale said...

Looks like a great climb. I wouldn't mind checking it out myself. Kudos on the ambitious development. Would like to see a little more beta on it and perhaps on Climb Newfoundland website. I'd hate to get to the bottom and spend the day ascending my ropes via prussik.

Phil Stennett said...

What details do you need? I've been down there a couple of times and should be able to provide some insight. Unfortunately I've been a bit too busy lately to keep Climb Newfoundland up to date, but I do hope to rectify that over the winter.