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Quebec Rock Climbing 


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Cap trinité as seen on the boat aproach.

Many public cliffs are under the liability insurance of the FQME or ACC MORE INFO >>>

Description 

A huge area boasting a great diversity of climbing styles, rock types, and commitment levels, on both rock and ice. The "French" culture adds to the exotic nature of a climbing trip here.

Quebec is a great place to get away, Climbing has been an institution in this province since the 40s. You'll be amazed at the quantity, quality and potential of routes. Mountainproject only lists a tiny fragment of the existing climbs, stay tuned, more gets added every weeks.

Popular areas on MountainProject that need a bit of love (route additions) from the community:
Baldy
Lac Larouche
Paroi du Lac Castor
Kanata
Montagne d'Argent
Val-David
Les Grand Jardins
Saguenay Lac Saint Jean

Getting There 

Drive or fly. Major carriers go to Montreal and Quebec City.

Access and Clubs 

Many cliffs are under the liability insurance of the FQME
Climbers on the protected sites need to have:
-FQME 'Accès Montagne' membership ($55)
-For members of the Alpine Club of Canada an FQME 'Accès Montagne' upgrade ($30)
-Or purchasing a $10 day pass online on $15 at the site if an administrator is present.

This money is used to pay the liability insurance for landowners regardless if they are private citizens, municipal or provincial.
The maintenance of cliffs and their access, replacing of fixed protection.

All of these now include disability and emergency transport.

www.fqme.qc.ca

The FQME also has under its umbrella multiple regional clubs which are listed under each areas.

The Alpine Club of Canada also has a few sections in the province.

Climbing Season



Weather station 8.2 miles from here

1,311 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',164],['3 Stars',436],['2 Stars',306],['1 Star',115],['Bomb',17]
['<=5.6',131],['5.7',88],['5.8',121],['5.9',120],['5.10',299],['5.11',208],['5.12',150],['5.13',45],['>=5.14',16],['',0],['<=V1',1],['V2-3',2],['V4-5',3],['V6-7',7],['V8-9',2],['V10-11',1],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Quebec

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Quebec:
Donnez moi de l'oxygène   WI4+     Trad, Ice, 2 pitches, 250'   Lac du Cap : Secteur des folles
La Pomme d'or   WI5-     Trad, Ice, Alpine, 6 pitches, 1090'   Hautes-gorges de la rivièr... : Mont de l'Equerre
Hocus Pocus   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   L'Amphitheatre : 02 - Les nouveaux mariés
Deux Étoile   5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, TR   La Bleue : La Bleue - Center Wall
Bonsaï   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   L'Amphitheatre : 03 - Bonsai
Cassonade   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   L'Amphitheatre : 03 - Bonsai
M&M   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 76'   Montagne d'Argent : 14 - M & M
40 foot Smurf   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, TR   Mont Rigaud : Main Wall
Sceptre   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 40'   Mont-King : 3. Impériale
Interruption   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 65'   Julien-Labedan : Labedan - Right
Bastard   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 100'   Mont-King : 7. Staircase
Tache noire   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 35'   L'Amphitheatre : 01 - La tache noire
Tintin au Tibet   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 55'   L'Amphitheatre : 04 - Prestation
Sidewinder   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, TR   Mont Rigaud : Main Wall
Ochra   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   L'Aiguille : L'Aiguille
De toute beauté  aka "La toute boltée"   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13     Sport, 5 pitches, 460'   Quebec City, Charlevoix, Po... : Gros Bonnet
Pensée magique   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   Montagne du Tranchant : Tranchant - Middle
Prestation Aerienne   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   L'Amphitheatre : 04 - Prestation
Moby Dick   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   L'Amphitheatre : 07 - As de pique
Chérubin   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport   Lac Boisseau : 3: Main Wall
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By Luc-514
Administrator
From: Montreal, Quebec
Aug 9, 2012
Climbing areas:

Côte-Nord
-Baie St-Pancrase
-Fer a Cheval
-Jonction
-Mistassini
By Colin R
From: Ottawa, ON
Sep 14, 2013
Quebec is a province with unbelievable climbing potential that is not even close to being realized yet. I would say probably it is only 25% of its potential for new routes if that. People need to start coming up here and see for themselves.

Viva la Quebec!

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