Montagne du Tranchant Rock Climbing
Chuck on Mulot en Péril 5.10b
Montagne du Tranchant is clearly the most popular cliff in Lanaudière.
It's located on public lands managed by the city of St-Come, the Club d'Escalade de Lanaudière (CEL) and the FQME. The city is fairly open to climbers, they've created a parking lot, installed a dry toilet and clear out the snow from the lot for us ice-climbers. So please encourage the local economy to thank them!
The cliff faces south west and can dry fairly quickly after a rainy day.
Many routes are very steep faces with remarkably positively holds.
-Due to the exfoliation of the rock, most routes are sport routes or mixed.
-Stick-Clipping is highly encouraged, many routes have been equipped with this in mind.
-Most belays and anchors are bolted, to lessen premature wear and tear, no lowering or top-roping off the bolts and chains.
-Don't climb on routes clearly indicated as being a project or red-taped, this is extremely dangerous.
-There's no garbage cans on the site so please pack it out.
-Please refrain from starting fires and camping on the neighbours lot. The CEL will probably setup a couple tent-sites with a sheltered fire-pit. Ice Climbs
The cliff is located between the city of Notre-Dame-de-la-Merci and St-Comes in Lanaudière.
Jean-Claude Néolet discovered the cliff in 2003 and started putting up some routes, during the winter of 2004 the ice-climbing potential was also discovered. Following the publication of a regional guidebook in 2004 and the creation of the CEL in April 2005 the site gained even more popularity. In 2008-2009, mostly thanks to independent openers, the amount and range of routes ballooned to nearly 40 routes from 5.3 to 5.13.
Guide d'Escalade de Lanaudière (Roche et Glace)
Jean Claude Néolet (2009)+updates
Available at La Cordée and Montain Equipment Coop La montagne du Tranchant
Socrate Badeau (2010+)
Climbing Season For the Lanaudiere area.
Weather station 4.7 miles from here
52 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',5],['3 Stars',27],['2 Stars',13],['1 Star',5],['Bomb',1]
Classic Climbing Routes in Montagne du Tranchant
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Montagne du Tranchant:
Featured Route For Montagne du Tranchant
Denis de l'évidence 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a North America
: ... : Tranchant - Middle
1st pitch: 5.8, 4 bolts + anchorThe start might feel stiff if 5.8 is your limit.with the 2nd pitchThe climb is good but nothing compared 2nd pitch: 5.9, 14 bolts + anchorA must do if you climb in Tranchant. From the first anchor, go left and up the dihedral. You will then negotiate a small roof by going a little right. Go up another dihedral and finish on the slab to get to the anchor....[more] Browse More Classics in International
The club doing some terracing, trail maintenance a...