Ice climbing season kicks off in Newfoundland

Chris Winsor on Nocturnal Wall. St John’s, Newfoundland. Photo by Greg Locke © 2024

Ice climbing season is never a guaranteed thing on the east coast of Newfoundland. Last year was a bust but the year before we were climbing in December. We seem to be back to our usual season starting in February in the St John’s area.

The Nocturnal Wall on the South Side road of the harbour in St John’s is a sweet 30 seconds approach to short but challenging ice for all level of climber. A lot of people have learned to climb here. There was a good crown for some sweet chunky ice this weekend. All preparing for the bigger wall at Red Head Cove, Stiles cove and monster ice route on Bell Island soon being ready for a day of climbing.


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