Kamouraska Mostly sport climbing110 routes in crag
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A sport-route crag including some top-roping options. All routes are single pitch.
Located 3kms from the village of Saint-Andre-de-Kamourasaka on the south side of the Saint-Laurent river, the Kamourasaka crag is operated by the SEBKA (http://sebka.ca/), which in turn also operate a camp ground 1 km from the approach parking. Annual access memberships which are also valid for la Montagne d'Argent in the Laurentides ( north of Montreal, near the village of Saint-Jovite) are available for purchase at the mismal cost of 30$. Daily access rates are available at the SEBKA information center.
The rock formation is orto-quartzite and is riddled with mono-finger sized pockets straight through full on arm and leg pockets.
On a side note, depending on the time of year, be prepared for droves of mosquitoes. Be warned and come prepared.
A map and guide-book of the crag is available for a 1$ donation at the information center.
All routes are single pitch, under the 30m mark. No more then a 60m rope and 12 draws max should be required. Lower-off anchors are generally chain and ring/link and in some cases are placed 1 foot or so away from cliff edge. Over-hanging or roof route anchors are either after top out or mid roof. The complete list of routes and number of bolts per route, is available at the SEBKA information center, again for a 1$ contribution.
This crag is privatly owned but operated by the SEBKA. Access to the crag is allowed via the property/farm owner by utilizing the indicated trail at the parking lot. As for any crag around the world, please respect his property in order to maintain access is to this jewel of a crag.
Parking passes are available at the SEBKA information center.
People who wish to climb need to pay a fee at the SEBKA. Day passes are on sale for 7$ and annual passes for 30$. This last option also gives you access to "La Montagne d'Argent" in the Laurentians.
The parking lot is located approx 1 km east of the SEBKA information center along the 132 hwy. Directly across the parking lot is a clearly identified trail, which after a 2 km up-hill approach ( approx 30 mins walk ) leads to the crag. Follow indications along the trail network for "La Grimpe".
Approach trail is clearly identified and maintained. Please keep to the trail.
Once at the crag, expect class 3 terrain along the length of the crag (lots of scrambling on potentially sharp rocks)
Where to stay
A camp-ground is operated by the SEBKA offering all services related to car-camping and WIFI in the information center. Water is unfortunatly not safe to drink, purchase water prior to arrival or boil on site.
A number of B&B's are scattered along the 132 hwy and the city of Riviere du Loup hosts a number of hotels and motels.
As for the vast majority of crags, this one is owned privatly by a local farmer and exploited by the SEBKA. Do your part, respect his property.
Smoking at the crag is considered bad karma.
Dogs are not allowed access.
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