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Le cote obscur de la force 

WI4 M6 PG13

Type:  Trad, TR, Mixed, Ice, 1 pitch, 100'
Original: WI4 M6 PG13 [details]
FA: Yan Mongrain, Souren Beylerian, Jan 2005
Season: Winter
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Submitted By: Luc-514 on Mar 10, 2014

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There's a few good blade jams on the way up, as well as a lot of crappy/useless ones.
Find your way up the corner, stemming when you can and just grunting it.
Be careful of the hanging ice, the ice in this area is generally brittle and a little push can snap off some big chunks.

I advise to rap down to scope out the pro (a few pieces are hidden from below) and clean out some dangerous daggers.


The obvious overhanging corner


Trad pro, nuts and cams, didn't see gear over 1.5"
3-4 screws for the exit/top.

Rap from the top, 70m rope is fine.

Photos of Le cote obscur de la force Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Fun times
BETA PHOTO: Fun times
Rock Climbing Photo: Pat trying to find a way.
BETA PHOTO: Pat trying to find a way.
Rock Climbing Photo: In fat condition.
BETA PHOTO: In fat condition.

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By rocknice2
From: Montreal, Quebec
Mar 10, 2014
rating: WI4-5 M5-6 PG13

In the condition that I did it the ice was wi4 but in the guide book it says wi5+ which suggests that maybe we had fat ice. Biggest cam I used was .75 c4. It may accept a #1c4. There is some hidden gear [.4c4] on the high right that may be impossible to see if your not in the right stance.
Small to medium gear.
By rocknice2
From: Montreal, Quebec
Feb 23, 2016
rating: WI4-5 M5-6 PG13

Did it again last weekend in fat fat fat conditions. The mixed gets easier [M5] but the ice gets harder [WI5]. When the upper icicle gets really big it forces you out of the corner and onto the ice earlier. Its fun in both lean and fat conditions.

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