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Gros Bonnet  


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Location: 47.12642, -71.87636 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Luc, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Luc on May 15, 2014  with updates from zclip
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Description 

The area first had visits in the 70s, the approach followed by the vegetation and shallow cracks repelled most attempts.
More work has been done in the 80s by Gaetan Martineau and in the mid 90s Jean-Francois Beaulieu and Jean-Pierre Ouellet (Peewee) left a couple fixed line while exploring new routes.
In 2009, more ascents are recorded and repeated, this is where we are now, climbers have worked on cleaning, old and new routes, installing anchors and some fixed protection.
Some info on EQ

A fee of $10 must be payed cash when entering the area, there's no electricity so interact or credit card payments are not possible.
You don't want to add more than an extra hour just to go find the nearest bank.

À l'accueil il faut payer un $10 comptant, n'ayant pas d'électricité les paiement par carte bancaire et carte de crédit ne sont pas acceptés.
La ville la plus proche est a 30 min de voiture.


English topo on escalade Quebec
Topo Francais sur Escalade Quebec
by/par:
Frederick Desgranges, Arian Manchego and Louis-Pierre Tessier.

Getting There 

From Quebec city:
Google Maps
Take highway 40 west
follow to the 367 North to Saint-Raymond
Left on rue Saint-Joseph
Right on Avenue Saint-Michel over the bridge
Right onto Rue Monseigneur Vachon which becomes rang du Nord
Turn left onto Rang Saguenay
Stop and pay your dues at the ZEC welcome booth
Take a left over river and a right just after (following the water)
Pass a second bridge and you'll see the cliff on your left
Park at a pullout on your left at the top of a hill.

From Montreal city:
Google Maps
Take highway 40 east
in Sainte-Anne-de-la-Perade take QC-159 North
Take a right on QC-354 East to Saint-Raymond
Take a left on Avenue Saint-Jacques over the bridge
Right onto Rue Monseigneur Vachon
(follow as above)

Climbing Season



Weather station 10.1 miles from here

6 Total Routes

['4 Stars',4],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',1],['5.10',4],['5.11',1],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]


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louis-Pierre Tessier: bureau du directeur

Le Bureau du Directeur 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a  North America : Canada : ... : Gros Bonnet
This heroic pitch is the original 5th in line on La Correction.Assuming you have passed the bolted belay after P4 on La Correction and gained the ledge with a small cedar tree above and left of that (where a belay on gear, rather than the small tree, would make sense), you need not further explanation. Crank the magnificent, slightly overhanging crack to a bolted belay. It's called Le Bureau du Directeur (the Principal's Office) because if you didn't get a good "correction" (in the sense of puni...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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