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Description 

Fascinating and welcoming destination, the Laurentian region is located north of Montreal. Its 22 000 km² (8800 mi²) of territory span south to north from One Thousand Islands River to the Mont Laurier; and east to west, from the Lanaudière region to the Outaouais region.

Plains and valleys of the Laurentians offer trekking over the hills and mountains and discovering a kaleidoscope of fascinating landscapes bursting with beauty. This is a little holiday realm with mountainside and lakeside cottages, lovely towns and villages, ski hills, network of cross-country ski trails, and top-notch golf camps.

Seduced by region’s nature and unique attractions, many Canadians and Americans set up a vacation home at the Laurentians.

The Laurentian region enjoys a well-deserved reputation for fine dining and regional specialties. In addition to restaurant dining, visitors can savor a meal at a sugar shack, pick apples straight off the trees, and spend a night at a luxurious inn or lodge.

A perfect destination for family vacations, the Laurentians house the National Park of Mont Tremblant, Quebec’s largest protected area. The famous bike trail known as the P’tit Train du Nord (Little Train from the North) winds its way through hills and villages for more than 200 km (125 mi). During the winter, the former railway line welcomes snowmobilers and cross-country skiers. Hundreds of destinations are there for you to choose!

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Getting There 

Laurentides Road map (south)
Laurentides Road map (north)

From Montreal:
Head up north on highway 15 or 117.

From Ottawa, head East on highway 50.

Clubs 

Club des Montagnards Laurentiens
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Areas 

  • Piedmont
Mont-Césaire
Mont-Condor
Les Fesses
La Bleue
Mont-King
La Dame de Coeur
  • Montagne Verte
  • Lac Superieur
Julien Labedan
Gros Cap des Pères (tentative)
Petit Cap des Pères (closed)
Nixon (closed)
  • Mont Jonathan
  • La Macaza

Climbing Season



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259 Total Routes

['4 Stars',28],['3 Stars',93],['2 Stars',55],['1 Star',16],['Bomb',2]
['<=5.6',18],['5.7',18],['5.8',31],['5.9',32],['5.10',77],['5.11',43],['5.12',21],['5.13',8],['>=5.14',3],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',1],['V6-7',4],['V8-9',2],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',1],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Laurentians:
Arabesque   5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a     Trad, 3 pitches   Mont-Cesaire : Arabesque
Le Diedre   5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a PG13     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 80'   L'Aiguille : Left of l'Aiguille
Deux Étoile   5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, TR   La Bleue : La Bleue - Center Wall
Michael Ward   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   L'Aiguille : Right of l'Aiguille
L'Ecaille du dragon   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 85'   Montagne d'Argent : 05 - Antre du dragon
Arbre’d and Dangerous    5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport   Lac Boisseau : Boisseau - Three Sisters' W...
OM   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 65'   Lac Gervais : Multi-pitch area
La Crack du plombier   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 2 pitches, 120'   Lac Gervais : Multi-pitch area
M&M   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 76'   Montagne d'Argent : 14 - M & M
Sceptre   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 40'   Mont-King : Imperiale
Marie   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   La Bleue : La Bleue - Right Wall
Envoûtement   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 65'   Lac Gervais : Multi-pitch area
Bastard   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 100'   Mont-King : Staircase
Le Joyau de jade   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch   Lac Gervais : Right side
The Raven    5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport   Lac Boisseau : Boisseau - Main Wall
Interruption   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 65'   Julien-Labedan : Labedan - Right
Face Ouest   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   L'Aiguille : L'Aiguille
Ochra   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   L'Aiguille : L'Aiguille
Maudit fou   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 3 pitches, 200'   Montagne d'Argent : 18 - Le Fou
Trident   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 80'   Julien-Labedan : Labedan - Right
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Charlie Beard heading up Marie 4 poches

Marie 4 poches 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c  North America : Canada : ... : Black&White - Club Sandwich
Pitch 1, 5.10+ 25mLeft facing dihedral. Small-medium caming units and nuts.Pitch 2, 5.8Follow the left dihedral of the two visible. Belay on the right on the pillar.Pitch 3, 5.11-Start right off the belay, traverse right at the bolt, head up a small dihedral. Then traverse again towards the right to a large left facing dihedral under the summit....[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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