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Description

A small dripping rock-band in the middle of Montreal which turns into a great little ice training ground in the winter, even gets enough light from the street lamps!

The McTavish reservoir is an underground reservoir and park located on the southern slope of Mount Royal holding 37 million gallons of water and supplied by its large Château Style pump-houses located in the south-eastern of the park. The site of the reservoir is also known as Rutherford Park and is the location of the McTavish automated weather reporting station.

The city had closed access in 2009, but the site is now re-opened, all depending on major construction works

The McTavish Reservoir exposed
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Construction 2012

Getting There

Just between the Royal Victoria Hospital and McGill, it's bordered by Pine Street on the North, Mc Tavish on the west and Doctor Penfield Avenue on the South and East.

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Antoine Grenier
Montréal
Antoine Grenier   Montréal
Since the construction work they have reduced the wall erosion by adding diamond grid fencing to the upper portions of the wall. This has the added benefit of acting like a framework for the ice to build upon and it's made more sections climable. The eastern side tends to have the steepest and shortest lines. A top rope can be set up by hiking up the west side of the park butress or walking north on Mctavish street and crawling under the fence near the intersection with the other street.

-UPDATE-since construction has continued the access for top rope setup may have changed. (Jan 2017) Jan 16, 2016

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