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Val-David Rock Climbing 

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The Birthplace of Rock-climbing in Quebec.
From Routes opened by Wiesner to classic aid lines getting now freed at 5.14.
Sport, Trad, Bouldering, you name it, it's here.

Getting There 

Take route 15 North up to the Val David Exit.
Take route 117 North for couple of km.
Turn right on Rue de L'Église.
Then, turn right on rue de la Sapinière and follow the indication for the Centre de Plein Air La Sapinière where you can park, pay your dues and have information regarding the trail path and the different climbing area.

Eating and staples 

Val-David has plenty of options when it comes to grabbing a bite or having a pint.

Climbing Season

For the Laurentians area.

Weather station 4.5 miles from here

134 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',21],['3 Stars',55],['2 Stars',35],['1 Star',14],['Bomb',1]

Classic Climbing Routes in Val-David

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Val-David:
Arabesque   5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c     Trad, 3 pitches   Mont-Césaire : Arabesque
Le Dièdre   5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a PG13     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 80'   L'Aiguille : Left of l'Aiguille
Bloody Hand   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 80'   L'Aiguille : Left of l'Aiguille
l'Amphithéâtre   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13     Trad, 3 pitches   Mont-King : 1. Amphitheatre
Fatman's Misery   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch   L'Aiguille : Right of l'Aiguille
Deux Étoile   5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, TR   La Bleue : La Bleue - Center Wall
Michael Ward   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   L'Aiguille : Right of l'Aiguille
Sceptre   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 40'   Mont-King : 3. Impériale
The Crown   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   Mont-King : 4. Le Mur
Bastard   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 100'   Mont-King : 7. Staircase
Marie   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   La Bleue : La Bleue - Right Wall
Ochra   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   L'Aiguille : L'Aiguille
Impériale directe   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 2 pitches, 150'   Mont-King : 3. Impériale
Éclipse   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 80'   Mont-King : 3. Impériale
Samouraï   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b PG13     Trad, 1 pitch   La Bleue : La Bleue - Left Wall
Le toit de Ben   5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c     Trad, 3 pitches   Mont-King : 1. Amphitheatre
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By B L
From: Montréal, Québec
May 1, 2016
Quelqu'un aurait des suggestions pour des voies/parois qui demeurent sèches lors de la pluie? Merci

Anyone have any suggestions for routes/crags that stay dry during periods of rain? Thank you,
By Kaima
May 4, 2016
Mont King would be my choice. Try the Amphitheatre sector. Many routes are under large roofs and stay dry in rain.
By Kaima
May 13, 2016
Paul Laperriere has published a beautiful guidebook entitled "Guide des parois Val David" this spring (Copyright 2015). The book includes color route illustrations, access maps for the whole park, and a ton of useful information about the Val David area. Consider supporting this work if you plan on visiting the area.
By Zak Munro
From: VT,CO, Bar Harbor ME
Apr 6, 2017
Looking to go climbing up here within the next few weekends. Many places in New England are starting to dry up, so I was wondering if anyone had any recent info on conditions at the cliffs. Also free van camping within the area. Thanks

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