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Lac du Rocher Rock Climbing 

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Climbing at Du Rocher is not as attractive as Shawbridge or Vache Noire but by its orientation,it will always offer you well hydrated and thick ice all the way to april.
You will find interesting lines in the WI3+ to WI4+ range and a potential for a few moderate to harder mixed routes as well.
The main cascade usually offers a steeper start(15m) that eases off through low angle snow/crust then approx.15 more meters of easy ice(WI3) giving +\- 40 meters total.
Always worth the visit especially if you want to avoid crowds and sun baked ice!!!

From cul-de-sac(u-turn), take the wide trail(summer road) that goes to the right.
Walk +\- 250m and carefully watch for an orange flag marking the final approach on the left.
You should from that point(in front of a white/gray house),have a glimpse of the icefall.
Follow flagged trail for 5 minutes.

Getting There 

Not the easiest place to get to, seriously, use a GPS.
Parking location:
Park in front of the U-Turn, leaving enough room for snow removal equipment to pass.
There is also a big parking 150m before the U-turn on the left side

From Saint-Donat, take the 329 west and take a right at Chemin du Lac de la Montagne Noire.
Take a right at Chemin de Michaudville
and a left at Chemin du Lac du Rocher

From Saint-Agathe take the 329 East
Turn left onto Chemin de Val-des-Lacs
Turn right onto Chemin du Lac de l'Orignal
Turn left onto Chemin Michaudville
Turn left onto Chemin du Lac du Rocher

Climbing Season

For the *Quebec Ice, Mixed & Alpine Climbing area.

Weather station 9.0 miles from here

2 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

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Rock Climbing Photo: F.Gosselin on a very good year

La Sarbacane WI4 M4-5  North America : Canada : ... : Lac du Rocher
Not often generous in amber coloured ice but the odd year,this pillar will touch ground and offer a very exciting climbing experience.If shy and hanging,you can still have a shot at it by throwing in a few mixed moves from the right....[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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