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A 10-15m high cliff just above a small lake. There are picnic tables down at the lake, and a small swimming area, for a nice break on a hot summer day. Also, generally shady. Cliff-top for setting top-ropes is easily achieved from the right end.
Note: despite the guide indicating top anchors for most of the climbs, in fact most of the climbs anchor on trees. Be prepared for this when leading.
Access issues inherited from Montagne d'Argent
The climbing area is maintained by "Parc d'Escalade et de Randonnée de la Montagne D'Argent" (PERMA) -- primarily a climber's organisation. Daily access fee was $8 as of summer 2013, and yearly memberships ($40 as of 2013) gives you also acess to the SEBKA to climb in Saint-André de Kamouraska. Being affiliated with the Alpine Club of Canada, members may climb for free upon presentation of their club membership but are still required to pay for on-site camping.
On weekends, there is generally someone there to collect the fees, during the week this is more often done on the honour system.
The site is open all year round with artificial ice falls created over the cliffs over the freezing winter months for Technical Ice Climbing.
A complete guidebook (including hand drawn reproductions, contributed by a local artist) is generally available at the hut on weekends. It has maps for access to the cliffs, and drawings of all the cliffs with routes marked on them. The current official guidebook is fully bilingual.
Easily walk off the cliff at climber's right.
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