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Mont Pinacle  

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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:

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

Climbing Season

Weather station 10.7 miles from here

5 Total Routes

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

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Mont Pinacle:
Direct Direct   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b PG13     Trad, 2 pitches, 330'   
Camay   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, 2 pitches, 170'   
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Camay 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b  North America : Canada : ... : Mont Pinacle
The route starts at the 2nd belay of Classique (5.4). A 45 minute walk will bring you to the bottom of the Directissime area (see the "Guide d'escalade en Estrie" guidebook).The route follows the obvious crack and corner. Exit the roof by the right.2 60m rappels to the bottom. If you leave nothing at the base of the climb, a walkoff from the top might be a better option....[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.
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