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Lac Gervais

  • Grade context: US
  • Ascents: 86

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Summary

Up to 4 pitches, sport or trad, finger to offwidth cracks, slab, crimps, flakes, divots and scenic belaying ledges.

Description

A large cliff with a lot of sport routes, generally closely bolted, and often with bolted cracks.

Routes have a two-bolt anchor (unless indicated), and all pitch lengths are for a 60m rope, unless indicated. Where longer, there will be a way to rappel off with a 60m rope.

The topo information on here is incomplete, not all routes are listed, and names may be descriptive rather than correct.

There is evidence (2016) of ongoing development or potential for it -- anchors above uncleaned cracks, etc.

Access issues

The site, parking and access are on public land.

Approach

The trail enters the forest, at the bottom left of the parking lot. Follow the orange ribbons, do not miss the second tape at 30m. Where you turn right the track is clear enough and rises quickly. 10 minutes walk before you get to the wall. The track is well beaten now, so you can't get lost. Be careful at the steep section, the ground is deteriorated and some fairly large rocks tend to fall.

Where to stay

No camping on site. You can camp at Montagne d'Argent.

Ethic

As the site is adjacent to Lake Gervais, sound carries away from the walls. The lakeside owners do not appreciate the presence of all climbers, so be discreet.

History

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The wall of Lake Gervais was developed by Gaetan Castilloux in 2010. Some routes were bolted in 2013.

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