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Areas in Mont Rigaud

Bob's Wall 3 / 7 / 9 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 10
Elephant Cave 1 / 2 / 4 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 5
Fairyland 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Gully Walls 2 / 14 / 16 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 18
Hidden Wall 0 / 8 / 8 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 8
Main Wall 1 / 16 / 17 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 17
STD Wall 4 / 14 / 22 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 22
Upper Tier 0 / 3 / 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3

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Description

Mont Rigaud is a high quality pink granite cliff which contains over 70 bolted sport routes. Climbs are between 5.2-5.13, with a healthy dose in the 5.6-5.12 range. Heights are typically 10-15 meters.
Sun comes around late morning to early afternoon and there are enough scattered trees which provide shade in the summer months.
Weekdays you'll find climbers coming after work for an evening workout, weekends on the other hand can get crowded on the easy to moderate routes. The base is clean of brush and there is plenty of room along the the entire length of the cliff to belay climbers, lay down your equipment and to gather and talk. Climbers bringing children and or dogs are not uncommon.
A central gully .

The most popular wall are:
Bob's Wall - a couple of excellent routes
Main Wall - High quality moderates
Gully Wall - provides easy top rope access for all the walls.
STD Wall - Steepest wall and some of the hardest climbs

Getting There

Rigaud is a small town just off A40 [Trans -Canada] near the Quebec-Ontario border, 60km west of Montreal take exit #12 and 120km east of Ottawa take exit #9. Head into the center of town and follow the signs for Centre de ski Rigaud (about 3-4 km).
If coming from the south, route 325 goes right to the location.

The ski hill owner is kind enough to allow parking at the ski hill. Park at the smaller MTB parking lot just to the left of the main lot. The main lot closes in the late afternoon, so if you are planning to stay past 4:00 don't park here or you'll get locked in!. Parking is also allowed on the side of the road 300 meters past the ski area, just past the three way stop beside the farmers fields on Chemin du Petit Brûlé. Don't park at the farmer's gate but just past it.

Once at the ski area parking lot the cliff should be visible on the upper left side when looking up the ski hills. Take a foot path up the furthest left ski trail [L'Express]. When that trail splits take the left trail again [La Falaise]. Once this trail starts to cut right, a path through the woods should be visible on the left [look for a flat rock]. Keep hiking up and left, you are sure to hit the cliff somewhere. Trail in woods is only about 200m. The
entire walk from parking area to cliff face takes 10-15 minutes.
If you can't find the wooded trail or want to keep it simple, you can continue up the ski run until the cliff becomes visible through the trees on your left, then just turn left to cliff.

The entire area is on PRIVATE PROPERTY! The land owners seem to tolerate climbers, hopefully this attitude will continue, please treat the area with respect !
Please... Most of the entire climbing area is covered with dry pine needles in the summer.
ABSOLUTELY NO FIRES OR CAMPING ALLOWED.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Mont Rigaud

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 20
Shish Kebob
Sport, TR
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 13
Bunny Hop
Sport, TR
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 5
Sponge Bob
Trad, TR
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13
 7
The Dihedral
Trad, TR
5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c
 16
Stigmata
Sport, TR
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 19
Killer Bunnies from Mars / Attack of…
Sport, TR
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 20
40 foot Smurf
Sport, TR
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 17
This Bob's For You
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 19
Sidewinder
Sport, TR
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 12
Smeg Head
Sport, TR
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 13
The Corner
Sport, TR
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 8
G-Spot
Sport, TR
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
 3
Manny's Lament
Sport, TR
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a
 4
What About Bob? aka Croix de pierre
Trad, TR
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Shish Kebob Bob's Wall
 20
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Sport, TR
Bunny Hop Gully Walls
 13
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Sport, TR
Sponge Bob Bob's Wall
 5
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, TR
The Dihedral Main Wall
 7
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13 Trad, TR
Stigmata Main Wall
 16
5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c Sport, TR
Killer Bunnies from Mars /… Main Wall
 19
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport, TR
40 foot Smurf Main Wall
 20
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport, TR
This Bob's For You Bob's Wall
 17
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Sidewinder Main Wall
 19
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport, TR
Smeg Head STD Wall
 12
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport, TR
The Corner Main Wall
 13
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport, TR
G-Spot Main Wall
 8
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport, TR
Manny's Lament Gully Walls
 3
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c Sport, TR
What About Bob? aka Croix d… Bob's Wall
 4
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a Trad, TR
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Sebastien MacDonald
Montreal, QC
Sebastien MacDonald   Montreal, QC
Great mobile topo available on the Rakkup app for all of Rigaud's routes! Very detailled information and images of each routes and areas. Big thanks to Socrate Badeau. Apr 8, 2018

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