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Description

Dame Nature is a fairly short (maximum 15m) mostly overhanging wall on the opposite side of the canyon that runs along the base of the Grand Canyon wall, near the top end of the canyon.

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.

Approach

Climb the stairs from the base area, follow the trail upwards, branch rightwards at the sign for Grand Canyon, hike up along the base of Grand Canyon until you spot the obvious overhanging face on the left -- about 2/3s of the way up the canyon.

Routes

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5.10c Bobette Man Sport 15m, 5

This climb is at the left end of the cliff -- the left-most cleaned section of the cliff.

Start by scrambling up onto the obvious large ledge, then up the bolt line that starts leftwards before curving back to the right, to a two-bolt anchor.

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5.11a Caterina Sport 15m, 4

FA: Emmanuel Crevier & Jiri Le Tcheque, 2005

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5.12c Hostie de Power Sport 15m, 5
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5.12b Dame Nature Sport 15m, 5
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5.12a Le Bossu Mixed 15m, 2
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5.11a Henriette D'Angeville Sport 15m, 4
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5.10a Ta mère en shorts Sport 12m, 4