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Gatineau Park Rock Climbing 

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BETA PHOTO: Left to Right Cocacabana,Down Under/Eastern Block...

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Short, steep, bouldery sport climbing on old, featured granite.
Very good quality power junkie sport routes up to 20m

Rockclimbing in NCC Gatineau park

Getting There 

From Gatineau (Aylmer sector) drive north 30minutes to Rue Hotel de Ville.


Buzz Rock (Closed?)
Black Bear Slab (Closed)
Erlkoenig (Closed)
Ron n'John Cliffs (Closed?)

Western CWM west
Western CWM Center (Closed)
Western CWM East (Closed)

Left Rib
Twin Ribs / Down Under
Eastern Block

Castle Wall (Closed?)
The Cirque (Closed?)

Home Cliff West (Closed)
Home Cliff Centre
Home Cliff East (Closed)

The Gallery (Closed?)
Farm Rock (Closed?)
Bald Face (Closed?)
Big Overhang (Closed?)
Western Chalet Cliffs (Closed?)
The Shrine (Closed?)
Mont King (Closed)

Climbing Season

For the Outaouais area.

Weather station 4.7 miles from here

82 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',9],['3 Stars',30],['2 Stars',15],['1 Star',11],['Bomb',7]

Classic Climbing Routes in Gatineau Park

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Gatineau Park:
Sausages   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport   Twin Ribs, Down Under
Anti-Gravity   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Sport, 55'   Twin Ribs, Down Under
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Featured Route For Gatineau Park
Rock Climbing Photo: Mr. Toady's Dihedral.

Mr. Toady's Dihedral 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  North America : Canada : ... : Reaper Buttress
This climb is awesome. A bit short, but definitely worth trying. It is graded a bit old-school (as with most climbs in gatineau park, beware of the ''+'')Start on broken ground and gain the base of the pink dihedral. Jam and stem up this until the corner crack dissipates into nothingness and you have to use face holds, maybe the arete out left if you so desire. Put in your last piece of gear before the crack disappears (0.5 WC helium size) climb up over it and commit to the reachy / dynamic crux...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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By Dom Ngo
From: Canada
Jan 10, 2010
Climbing Around Ottawa - Compiled by Christiaan Burchell Sept. 08 at:



By Ian Dibbs
Sep 6, 2010
The NCC (park custodians) have closed most of the climbing spots in spring 2010, the only remaining areas now open for climbing are;home cliff, the western cwm, and the eastern blocks. All other spots are now off limits, the NCC has rangers on foot and planes to inforce the new climbing rules. Also all winter ice climbing and para-sailing has been banned.

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