Quebec has some of the best ice climbing in Canada, from the renowned Parc de la Chute-Montmorency to Les Palissades to Hautes-Gorges-de-la-Rivière-Malbaie, there are dozens of quality routes up to 400 metres.

Some of the first ice climbs done in Canada were in Quebec. If you’ve never climbed there in winter, it’s highly recommended.

MEC cover 1996: Guy Lacelle’s First Ascent of Le Grand Delire Photo Joe Josephson

This film is a throwback to 2008 when Mathieu Maynadier, Erwan Lelann, Sam Beaugey, Simon Wadeler and Tony Lamiche visited Quebec.

They’re joined by Canadians Jen Olsen, Guy Lacelle, Audrey Gariepy and many others for some of the province’s best and steepest routes.

10 Classic Quebec Ice Routes/Areas
Montmorency Falls is a 120-metre WI3 to 5 near Quebec City
Le Gringalet is a three-pitch WI4 at Mont Pinacle
Baltique is a WI4/5 at Lac Sylvère
La Pomme d’or is a six-pitch WI5 at Hautes-Gorges
Les Diablerets is a WI4 at Shawbridge
Devil’s Tooth is a WI5 at Shawbridge
Patte folle is a WI5 at Mastigouche
L’Ogresse is a WI5 at Mastigouche
Suzie Q’ute is a two-pitch WI4 at Lac du Cap
Parc de la Gorge de Coaticook has many climbs to WI5

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