Acropole des Draveurs Rock Climbing
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The Acropolis is located within Hautes Gorges de la Riviere Malbaie National Park (The Throat of the River Malbaie Park), a 233 square kilometer park and UNESCO world biosphere reserve. It is also part of the larger Charlevoix Biosphere Reserve. Located in the park are the largest rock faces in Eastern Canada outside of Auyuittuq on Baffin Island. These gorge walls while not quite vertical still measure 700 meters (or more) and are fractionally higher than the cliffs found in Gros Morne Newfoundland.
The Acropole des Draveurs is the highest peak in the park reaching a height of 1040m or 3411ft and rising over 850 meters from the rivers edge.
The hike up the mountain is about 9km or 5.5 miles long and takes between 4-6 hours. It is an unrelenting steep, difficult scramble with an altitude gain of over 800meters (around 2700 feet).
From Saint-Aime you follow the park signs along a narrow, winding logging road that is paved for the first 10km and then becomes a gravel road. This is why the 165km distance takes so long to cover as it is difficult and quite dangerous to drive fast along this road. The Park is open from 8am to 9pm from May through til October and then is open during the day throughout the rest of the year with a greatly reduced compliment of park staff.
Once you arrive at the park follow the signs to the Mont Acropole parking lot which is located close to the campsites south of the visitors center. From there follow the Cascade trail up to the summit. You can checksepaq.com for information on the park and to make reservations.
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