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Gros Bonnet  

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Location: 47.12642, -71.87636 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Luc on May 15, 2014  with updates from zclip
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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
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]

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Patricia Lauzé (pitch 3: Squeze)

La Correction 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b  North America : Canada : ... : Gros Bonnet
Classic, all-trad, four-pitch-long route that can be extended into Le Bureau du Directeur (11+) or the so-called "5.10 Finish" (most probably 5.11). Those routes have their own entries on this website.You will need one #6 Camalot to safely protect at the base of the 5.9 squeeze passage on pitch 3. If you attempt to double pitches 3 and 4, you may want to carry two #6, as pitch 4 is best done with a #6 as well.P1- 5.8 PG, 100 feet or slightly more. From the top of the fixed rope...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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