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Routes in Montreal River

Aurora Borealis WI4+ M3-4 PG13
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Type: Mixed, Ice, Alpine, 30 ft, Grade III
FA: (Most likely) Shaun Parent
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Shared By: Troy Russell on Jun 4, 2014
Admins: Dave Rone

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Description [Suggest Change]

Due to this route being Ice/Alpine, isn't really a crux out of the ordinary.

It is a vertical route, and at the top is the typical ledge to climb over to ascend to the top.

Location [Suggest Change]

Following the hiking trail from the road, this route is (if I recall correctly) the second or third set of ice you will see along the wall. If you follow the path, it should lead you directly to the base.

Protection [Suggest Change]

There are options to either set up anchors from above, or lead the route.

For leading, beginners may want to bring about 8 screws, more experienced can send it with less.

To set up a top rope, there is much natural anchors at the top, many of which have webbing already set up. According to locals, those are left by the local climbing instructor and are replaced regularly, but you can use at your own discretion.

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William Acosta
  WI4+ M3-4 PG13
William Acosta  
  WI4+ M3-4 PG13
I climbed Aurora Borealis way back in 2003, and it was a good bit longer than 30'....more like 60'-70'. It is an excellent climb...sustained vertical sections, with not too many places to rest. The ice seemed to form really nicely on it. Feb 21, 2015

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