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Mont Orford is a climbing area in Mont-Orford National Park (Parc National du Mont-Orford) a provincial park in Quebec, just west of the city of Sherbrooke.
The primary guide is "Escalade au Mont Orford: Guide des voies et blocs" which is in French, but with an English translation of the introduction and a small translation guide for French terms used in describing routes/climbing.
Orford is primarily a sport-climbing destination with steep compact rock, well-textured with holds.
There is also a field of boulders along the base, with more than 50 developed problems from V0 to V7. (Probably more, both in number & upper range, since guide publication in 1999.)
Rock-climbing is generally well-recognized by the administration of the park. Rock-climbing access is specifically mentioned and times (daily, yearly, with possible falcon closures) on the park website:
(Escalade is French for climbing.)
Daily access is (currently) $6.50 per person. An annual pass for the park would be $32.50, and an annual pass for all Quebec "National" (provincial) parks would be $58.50. ( http://www.sepaq.com/pq/tarification-parcs-nationaux.dot ).
Park on the north side of route 112 just west of the "Motel Rond Point", about 1.5km west of the intersection 112 and 141, just off exit 115 from Autoroute 10.
Walk up the obvious trail, about 1.1km to the cliffs.
Little climbing before the "sport" revolution in the 90s.
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