Gros Bonnet Rock Climbing
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- Must be a member of an organisation which has signed an agreement with the owner (presently the ACC May 2014)
- No construction of permanent structures.
- No cutting of trees unless absolutely required at the base, top and on the cliff only.
The area first had visits in the 70s, the approach followed by the vegetation and shallow cracks repelled most attempts.
More work has been done in the 80s by Gaetan Martineau and in the mid 90s Jean-Francois Beaulieu and Jean-Pierre Ouellet (Peewee) left a couple fixed line while exploring new routes.
In 2009, more ascents are recorded and repeated, this is where we are now, climbers have worked on cleaning, old and new routes, installing anchors and some fixed protection.
When entering the area, a fee of $10 must be payed cash or by credit card (they are now accepted).
However, it is recommended to pay online before departure to avoid the waiting line at the entrance of the ZEC.
À l'accueil il faut payer un $10 comptant ou par carte bancaire/crédit. Elles sont maintenant acceptées.
Il est néanmoins conseillé de payer en ligne avant le départ afin de s'éviter la file d'attente à l'entrée de la ZEC.
Frederick Desgranges, Arian Manchego and Louis-Pierre Tessier.
Take highway 40 west
follow to the 367 North to Saint-Raymond
Left on rue Saint-Joseph
Right on Avenue Saint-Michel over the bridge
Right onto Rue Monseigneur Vachon which becomes rang du Nord
Turn left onto Rang Saguenay
Stop and pay your dues at the ZEC welcome booth
Take a left over river and a right just after (following the water)
Pass a second bridge and you'll see the cliff on your left
Park at a pullout on your left at the top of a hill.
From Montreal city:
Take highway 40 east
in Sainte-Anne-de-la-Perade take QC-159 North
Take a right on QC-354 East to Saint-Raymond
Take a left on Avenue Saint-Jacques over the bridge
Right onto Rue Monseigneur Vachon
(follow as above)
Classic Climbing Routes at Gros Bonnet
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