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:
Lac Larouche
Kanata
Montagne d'Argent
Les Grand Jardins roche
Saguenay Lac Saint Jean & Cote-Nord
Crapaud de mer
Palissades de Charlevoix

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.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Quebec

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 33
Hocus Pocus
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 40
Cassonade
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 36
Bonsaï
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 20
M&M
Trad, TR
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 13
Sceptre
Trad
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 43
Tintin au Tibet
Sport
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 12
Aéro-Tango
Trad 2 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 16
Ochra
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13
 6
De toute beauté  aka "La toute b…
Sport 5 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 21
Petite vite
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 31
Prestation Aerienne
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 27
Moby Dick
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 11
Chérubin
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 20
Pierre Volante
Sport
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
 7
Ulysse
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Hocus Pocus Bas-Saint-Laurent > … > L'Amphitheatre > 02 - Les nouveaux mar…
 33
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Sport
Cassonade Bas-Saint-Laurent > … > L'Amphitheatre > 03 - Bonsai
 40
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Bonsaï Bas-Saint-Laurent > … > L'Amphitheatre > 03 - Bonsai
 36
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
M&M Laurentians > Montagne d'Argent > 14 - M & M
 20
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, TR
Sceptre Laurentians > … > Mont-King > 3. Impériale
 13
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Tintin au Tibet Bas-Saint-Laurent > … > L'Amphitheatre > 04 - Prestation
 43
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport
Aéro-Tango Quebec City, Ch… > … > b. Central Area > 7 Aéro-Tango
 12
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad 2 pitches
Ochra Laurentians > … > L'Aiguille > L'Aiguille
 16
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
De toute beauté  aka "La to… Quebec City, Ch… > Gros Bonnet
 6
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13 Sport 5 pitches
Petite vite Bas-Saint-Laurent > … > L'Amphitheatre > 01 - La tache noire
 21
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Prestation Aerienne Bas-Saint-Laurent > … > L'Amphitheatre > 04 - Prestation
 31
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Moby Dick Bas-Saint-Laurent > … > L'Amphitheatre > 07 - As de pique
 27
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Chérubin Laurentians > Lac Boisseau > 3: Main Wall
 11
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Pierre Volante Bas-Saint-Laurent > … > L'Amphitheatre > 09 - VO2
 20
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Ulysse Laurentians > Baldy > E Mur Principal (Adén…
 7
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport
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Colin R
Ottawa, ON
Colin R   Ottawa, ON
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! Sep 14, 2013