Elevation: 133 ft
GPS: 46.71, -72.079 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Antoine Grenier on Nov 26, 2014 · Updates
Admins: Luc-514
Access Issue: Water hazard - This cliffs is insured by the FQME and the parking isn't free. Details

Description

A limestone gorge with many short but fun sport routes graded between 5.5 to 5.12. Most of these routes can also be climbed with dry tooling and you get some short mixed lines in the winter. Most, if not all routes have to be led to install a TR. Some gear on routes is rotten, be aware. Many older routes have had their hardware refurbished in 2014.

For the summer rock routes, please see St-Alban rock

IMPORTANT NOTICE

A dam is located upstream of the climbing areas. Depending on the waterflow (m3/s) some of the areas aren't accessible. Informations regarding current waterflow are available throught this link.

From the current waterflow check with the limiting waterflows :

  • 0 to 40 m3/s  -  Access to everything
  • 85 to 100 m3/s  -  Access to everything but "L'Amphithéâtre du nouveau délire"
  • At 190 m3/s  -  Access is limited to "Entrance Area" and pretty much everything at "La Guignolée"
  • 400 to 450 m3/s  -  Access is limited to "Entrance Area" and a few climbs at "La Guignolée"

Getting There

From Montréal, take exit 254 off of highway 40 (st-Casimir, St-Marc des Carrières. Turn right at the light from the exit to get on route 363 north. Turn right on St-Joseph street and then left on rue Principale. Keep on this road for a few kilometers until you reach the bridge crossing the river. The routes are along the north side of the river just west of the bridge. Parking is available on the south-west side of the bridge, in the same area as the campground.

To get to the routes you must cross the bridge by foot and turn left right after you cross it (into a small gravel byway). A small but obvious footpath will appear...keep left on this path as this leads you down into the gorge...a wooden staircase and path lead you down and westward and it's a 2 minute walk to the first routes on your right. Once you clear the trees, you're there!

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