Gros Morne

Gripped - - FEATURE - N AT I O N A L PA R K

New­found­land has a num­ber of big un­climbed walls that rise above the At­lantic Ocean. Some of the more pop­u­lar ones are the Devil’s Bay area and in­clude Blow Me Down wall. Gros Morne, which means “big lone moun­tain” is a large na­tional park on the western edge of the prov­ince. It has some of the most wild moun­tain ter­rain and coastal veg­e­ta­tion i n Canada. It has land­locked fiords that are over one bil­lion years old and the through the park. The climb­ing is a mixed bag, from long sum­mer treks to world-class ice routes. There are not many rock climbs due to the fri­able rock, black f lies and mos­qui­tos and long ap­proaches. But the win­ter climb­ing is be­com­ing more pop­u­lar ev­ery year. Ten Mile Pond has a num­ber of stout routes above it, in­clud­ing The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe M12 WI7 and Apocalypse Now M9 WI7. There are dozens of other high-qual­ity ice routes that jus­tify at least one ex­tended win­ter visit to the area. tree/tun­dra line runs

Dream Line in Gros Morne Na­tional Park

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