Quebec’s classic ice climb.
Montmorency Falls Park offers one of the most beautiful ice climbs in eastern Canada. The rock around the falls mark the eastern end of the Canadian Shield which formed one-billion years ago. 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, 110 m; Le Pilier direct, WI4+, 95 m; Super Momo WI4_, 85 m, Super Wet WI3+, 85 m, and La Dame Blache WI3+, 85 m. In 1975, Claude Berube and Leopold Nadeau climbed Le Pilier Central WI4+, 45 m, and Le Pilier de Cristal WI4+, 110 m.
A number of mixed lines have been climbed including La Decongelee, M5+, 100 m; La Molson Dry Tooling M5+, 25 m; and Kouba M6X, 50 m.
Watch this short film on Montmorency Falls.