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Quebec 


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Description 

A huge area boasting a great diversity of climbing styles, rock types, and commitment levels, on both rock and ice. The "French" culture adds to the exotic nature of a climbing trip here.

Quebec is a great place to get away, Climbing has been an institution in this province since the 40s. You'll be amazed at the quantity, quality and potential of routes. Mountainproject only lists a tiny fragment of the existing climbs, stay tuned, more gets added every weeks.

Popular areas on MountainProject that need a bit of love (route additions) from the community:
Baldy
Kamouraska
Mont Orford (Pic aux Corbeaux)
Tranchant
Paroi du Lac Castor
Kanata
Montagne d'Argent
Val-David
Lac Long
Les Grand Jardins
Val Belair
Saguenay Lac Saint Jean


Getting There 

Drive or fly. Major carriers go to Montreal and Quebec City.


Access and Clubs 

Many cliffs are under the liability insurance of the FQME
Climbers on the protected sites need to have:
-FQME 'Accès Montagne' membership ($55)
-For members of the Alpine Club of Canada an FQME 'Accès Montagne' upgrade ($30)
-Or purchasing a $10 day pass online on $15 at the site if an administrator is present.

This money is used to pay the liability insurance for landowners regardless if they are private citizens, municipal or provincial.
The maintenance of cliffs and their access, replacing of fixed protection.

All of these now include disability and emergency transport.

www.fqme.qc.ca

The FQME also has under its umbrella multiple regional clubs which are listed under each areas.

The Alpine Club of Canada also has a few sections in the province.


654 Total Routes


['4 Stars',85],['3 Stars',189],['2 Stars',122],['1 Star',52],['Bomb',11]
['<=5.6',70],['5.7',48],['5.8',63],['5.9',68],['5.10',147],['5.11',99],['5.12',64],['5.13',16],['>=5.14',5],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',1],['V4-5',1],['V6-7',4],['V8-9',3],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',1],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Quebec:
Le cote obscur de la force   WI4 M6 PG13     Trad, TR, Mixed, Ice, 1 pitch, 100'   Mastigouche : Mastigouche - North ampithe...
L'Ogresse (Le Jedi)   WI5+     Trad, TR, Ice, 1 pitch, 100'   Mastigouche : Mastigouche - North ampithe...
Hocus Pocus   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   Saint-Andre-de-Kamouraska : L'Amphitheatre
Camay   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, 2 pitches, 170'   Estrie - Eastern Townships ... : Mont Pinacle
La Crack du plombier   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 2 pitches, 80'   Laurentians : Lac Gervais
40 foot Smurf   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport   Mont Rigaud : Main Wall
Bonsaï   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   Saint-Andre-de-Kamouraska : L'Amphitheatre
M&M   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 76'   Montagne d'Argent : M&M
Cassonade   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Saint-Andre-de-Kamouraska : L'Amphitheatre
Sceptre   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 40'   Mont-King : Imperiale
Bastard   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 100'   Mont-King : Staircase
Interruption   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 65'   Julien-Labedan : Labedan - Right
Momentum   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, Alpine, 4 pitches, 600'   Hautes-Gorges-de-la-Riviere... : Acropole des Draveurs
Smeg Head   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Sport, TR   Mont Rigaud : STD Wall
Tintin au Tibet   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 55'   Saint-Andre-de-Kamouraska : L'Amphitheatre
Ochra   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   L'Aiguille : L'Aiguille
Sidewinder   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport   Mont Rigaud : Main Wall
Trident   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 80'   Julien-Labedan : Labedan - Right
Sausages   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport   Gatineau Park : Twin Ribs, Down Under
Out of Tolerance   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport   Mont Rigaud : Upper Tier
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Featured Route For Quebec
François Gosselin in Cherubin...

Chérubin 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a  North America : Canada : ... : Boisseau - Main Wall
Start on the platform, right of the offwidth, cross over QW, and finish on big jugs. Classic, and probably the nicest route at Boisseau.#14 in photo...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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By Luc
Administrator
From: Montreal
Aug 9, 2012

Climbing areas:

Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean
-Cap St-Francois
-Cap Trinité
-Club Dorval
-Dent Dacula?
-Le 24 heures
-Grand Mur
-Iris
-La Croix Ste-Anne
-La Dalle Egen
-La Descente des Femmes
-La Whitton
-Le Bonhomme
-Le Forum
-Le Panthéon
-Le Parapluie
-Les orgues
-Marshmallows
-Monts et Merveilles
-Naufragé
-Sangsue
-Sweet Madame Blue
-Tableau


Mauricie
Bras du Nord
Lac Bellevue
Le Gros Bonnet
Parc des Chutes


Côte-Nord
-Baie St-Pancrase
-Fer a Cheval
-Jonction
-Mistassini

By Colin R
From: Ottawa, ON
Sep 14, 2013

Quebec is a province with unbelievable climbing potential that is not even close to being realized yet. I would say probably it is only 25% of its potential for new routes if that. People need to start coming up here and see for themselves.

Viva la Quebec!

By Daniel Israel
Apr 11, 2014

I just want to add to that list: Val-David.

I hope to add some routes from there to here this summer.

By Luc
Administrator
From: Montreal
Apr 11, 2014

Already there under the Laurentians:
www.mountainproject.com/v/val-david/108144089

Any additions are welcomed!
The list is for areas which are not yet created