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Location: 45.02477, -71.89884 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Chris Hillios on Dec 8, 2008
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Description 

Located on the East Side of Lake Lyster (Lac Lyster) is Mont Pinacle, an approximately 400' rock outcropping that borders the Lake. This is home to the Super Classic Ice Route, "Le Gringalet"

The Club d'Escalade Cantons de L'Est (CERCLE) has an updated guide for the cliff:
www.cercledesgrimpeurs.com


Getting There 

From The US, head North on 91 until you enter Canada, Take exit2 onto Route143 North (just after the border) Turn Right and head South on Route141 toward Coaticook (This is really East) Turn Right toward Barnston then Baldwin Mills ... Stay on this road which will turn into Ch. de Chalets

Directions from Lake Willoughby


5 Total Routes


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

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Mont Pinacle:
Camay   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, 2 pitches, 170'   
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Pixie 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13  North America : Canada : ... : Mont Pinacle
A nice route ascending "Les Grandes Dalles". 2 pitches. First pitch is mostly bolt protected and is more slab climbing. Pitch 2 is a mix of face climbing, dihedrals, slab and with a small point of aid.Pitch 1 zig-zags alot. Climb an obvious 10 feet crack to reach a ledge. Get up on the slab a little to the right. Once on the slabs, locate far apart bolts to reach the "roofs". Roof are really well protected with bolts. Make it pass the roofs to a chain anchor.Pitch 2 starts on the left of...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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By Peter Spindloe
From: North Vancouver, BC
Jan 20, 2009

There are some nice rock routes here in the summer, including one that reminded me of Thin Air in NH.