Montmorency Falls Park offers one of the most classic ice climbs in Canada. The 120-metre wall of ice is only a 10-minute drive from Quebec City and an easy five-minute approach. There are a number of routes up the south-east facing wall. Climbers first started swinging tools at Montmorency in 1970 with the first ascent of L’Entonner WI3 110m, Le Pilier direct WI4+ 95m, Super Momo WI4 85m, Super Wet WI3+ 85m and La Dame Blache WI3+ 85m.

Climbers next to the main falls Photo Michael Carpentier

Climbers next to the main falls Photo Michael Carpentier

In 1975, Claude Berube and Leopold Nadeau climbed Le Pilier Central WI4+ 45m and Le Pilier de Cristal WI4+ 110m. A number of mixed lines have been established, including La Decongelee M5+ 100m, La Molson Dry Tooling M5+ 25m and Kouba M6X 50m. The rock around the falls mark the eastern end of the Canadian Shield which formed one-billion years ago.

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