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Lac Sylvère

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Baltique T 
Eesti T 
Estonie Left T,TR 
Latvija T 
Lettonie T 
Lietuva T 
Lituanie T 
Riga T 
Tallin T 
Vilnious T 

Lac Sylvère Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 1,640'
Location: 46.3606, -74.0619 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Luc, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Luc on Jan 3, 2011
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Lac Syvère, Trailhead reaching Baltique. 2010-12-...


Lac Sylvère is a beautiful cliff located in St-Donat near a lake where it gets its name from. Due to the constant drainage of water on most of this cliff, there hasn't been any rock climbing routes developed there yet, except that this constant drainage results in a guaranteed source of ice climbs year after year.
The cliff faces south west and it is possible to climb there from mid December up to April.
On top of the cliff is found a Lithuanian Cross which explains the naming theme of most of the routes.

Routes Overview:

Left side of the cross from left to right.

Right side of the cross from left to right.
  • Estonie right

Getting There 

From Montreal (around 125km):
Take Highway 440 East,
Merge onto Highway 25 North,
Turn left onto QC-125 North,
After Notre-Dame de la Merci, take a right on Chemin Saint-Guillaume,
Continue onto Chemin du Lac Croche,
take a right at Chemin du Lac Sylvère,
take a left at the stop, continue on the left side of the lake, passed the only house on the left, and park near the Sugar Shack driveway, on the left side of the road (north).


The 3 routes on the left of the cross can be accessed via the snowshoe trail closest to the cliff.
-Hike the road towards the sugar shack and take the climber's trail on the left (white sign).
-Take a left on the second trail you cross (the first is the ski trail, KEEP OFF!)
-Hike along the trail until you see the orange flags on your right.
The scree and blocks at the base of the climbs are still loose and unstable, be careful.

All the routes on the right side of the cross are accessed via the trail along the sugar shack road.
-Hike the road towards the sugar shack and take the climber's trail on the left (white sign).
These new trails skirt around the left side of the sugar shack harvesting trees so as to insure that no one damages the tubes connecting the trees.
-Pass the ski and snowshoe trails on your left.
-There’s a fork in the trail directing you to the base of Baltique(left) or Estonie (right).

Google Map locations

Ice conditions, weather 

Ice Conditions on Escalade Québec
Weather on Météo Média


Guide des cascades de glace et voies mixtes
Stéphane Lapierre et Bernard Gagnon
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Guide updates

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Available at La Cordée and Montain Equipment Coop

Climbing Season

For the *Quebec Ice, Mixed & Alpine Climbing area.

Weather station 8.8 miles from here

10 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Lac Sylvère

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Lac Sylvère:
Baltique   WI4-5     Trad, Ice, 1 pitch, 150'   
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Featured Route For Lac Sylvère
Rock Climbing Photo: Lituanie, WI5+, 35m (115ft) Merged 2010-12-29

Lituanie WI5+ PG13  North America : Canada : ... : Lac Sylvère
The hardest route at Lac Sylvère, a very nice flow of ice containing two pillars.Some times the pillars don't reach the ground but it can be possible to climb behind them and transfer onto them higher up....[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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Rock Climbing Photo: Lac Sylvère cliff from the road 2010-12-29
Lac Sylvère cliff from the road 2010-12-29
Rock Climbing Photo: "Baltique" (WI4 to WI5, 45m)  Nils leadi...
"Baltique" (WI4 to WI5, 45m) Nils leadi...

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By Luc
From: Montreal, Quebec
Jan 9, 2011
Great conditions, Baltique and Vilnious are fat, so might Lituanie from what I could see.

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