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Summary

The climbing wall is now under management of FQME. see below for details.

A near-vertical wall of granite rising straight of a scenic laurentian lake.

Description

Paroi Elephant is thirty meters high and about 200 wide. To date, two fatalities have resulted from people wanting to jump in the water from the top of this cliff.

Access issues

The main climbing wall is located in the Poisson Blanc Regional Park. Camping on the North half of the lake is managed by the park while the south side of the lake is on crown land. The climbing wall is now managed by FQME, check their website for more details and a full topo. https://fqme.qc.ca/sites/poisson-blanc/

Park info - https://poissonblanc.ca/

There are two main ways to access the lake. First is through the park (see website above), the second is at Base de Plein Air, Air - Eau - Bois http://www.aireaubois.com/ You can rent canoe's at both sites.

Camping is free as long as you stay on the south side of the lake on crown land (about a 10 minute paddle south of the cliff), but to park on the south side near the Base de Plein Air, Air - Eau - Bois there is a parking fee (may be cash only).

Approach

About a 7.65km paddle (or boat) North from the put in site at Base de Plein Air, Air - Eau - Bois. If you stick to the right shore line you will see the wall on the right (with a few good swimming spots on the way)

Once at the wall the only way to get to the bottom of each climb is a boat belay. There is a path on the right that can be used to head up and down to set up top ropes. Only about 5 minutes up or down.

Where to stay

Camping is free as long as you stay on the south side of the lake on crown land (about a 10 minute paddle south of the cliff). Paid camp sites can be booked through the park. Check out this link for info and a map. http://poissonblanc.ca/camping/camping-sur-les-iles/

Ethic

The climbing wall is now managed by FQME, check their website for more details and a full topo. https://fqme.qc.ca/sites/poisson-blanc/

Since the site is insured by the FQME, you must contact the FQME before bolting new routes in the area.

History

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There is some history of climbing on the lake as far back as the 1980s, although it is likely people have been climbing here much before that. It is currently unknown (to me) who set the first anchors on the wall. However, recently the FQME has been developing the wall and setting several new sport routes on the main wall.

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