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5.10+, Trad,  Avg: 3.5 from 6 votes
FA: Ron Halka, John Cotter, May 2nd 1983
International > N America > Canada > Quebec > 07. Outaouais > Gatineau Park > Western CWM > Cave Wall
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Located between Al on the Run and Neruda. It has been bolted, chopped and rebolted.


Located between Al on the Run and Neruda


2 bolts and gear

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Photo: Matt Usherwood
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The base of Security is the left side of rope
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Ian Dibbs
Lake Placid
[Hide Comment] Short but tough, 25 ft, may need a little trad to go with bolts. about a 10.b Aug 31, 2014
Ottawa, On
  5.10d PG13
[Hide Comment] Just sent this route today, and it's totally classic. Much taller than the 25ft suggested here, more like 50-55.

Gear Beta : 2 QD's, a .5 BD X4 (for the pod before the first bolt) and a .2 BD X4 in a small crack out left (if you want to protect the topout moves).

Definitely some sections where a fall would be best avoided (clipping the first bolt) ; also, there is huge whipper potential towards the top if you blow the slightly easier but sustained face climbing. That would a be a really big fall, but safe (probably?).

This might be 5.11-, (V2 after the first bolt?) but 5.10d is also fair.

This is what the 2008 Climbing around Ottawa topo has to say :

«Recently, a key hold broke down to about half it's original size, which makes the route considerably harder.» Sep 18, 2014