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Montagne du Tranchant  

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Elevation: 1,250'
Location: 46.2899, -73.8552 View Map  Incorrect?
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Montagne du Tranchant is clearly the most popular cliff in Lanaudière.
It's located on public lands managed by the city of St-Come, the Club d'Escalade de Lanaudière (CEL) and the FQME. The city is fairly open to climbers, they've created a parking lot, installed a dry toilet and clear out the snow from the lot for us ice-climbers. So please encourage the local economy to thank them!

The cliff faces south west and can dry fairly quickly after a rainy day.
Many routes are very steep faces with remarkably positively holds.

-Due to the exfoliation of the rock, most routes are sport routes or mixed.
-Stick-Clipping is highly encouraged, many routes have been equipped with this in mind.
-Most belays and anchors are bolted, to lessen premature wear and tear, no lowering or top-roping off the bolts and chains.
-Don't climb on routes clearly indicated as being a project or red-taped, this is extremely dangerous.
-There's no garbage cans on the site so please pack it out.
-Please refrain from starting fires and camping on the neighbours lot. The CEL will probably setup a couple tent-sites with a sheltered fire-pit.

Ice Climbs

Getting There 

The cliff is located between the city of Notre-Dame-de-la-Merci and St-Comes in Lanaudière.


Jean-Claude Néolet discovered the cliff in 2003 and started putting up some routes, during the winter of 2004 the ice-climbing potential was also discovered. Following the publication of a regional guidebook in 2004 and the creation of the CEL in April 2005 the site gained even more popularity. In 2008-2009, mostly thanks to independent openers, the amount and range of routes ballooned to nearly 40 routes from 5.3 to 5.13.


Guide d'Escalade de Lanaudière (Roche et Glace)
Jean Claude Néolet (2009)+updates
Available at La Cordée and Montain Equipment Coop

La montagne du Tranchant
Socrate Badeau (2010+)

Climbing Season

For the Quebec area.

Weather station 4.7 miles from here

41 Total Routes

['4 Stars',5],['3 Stars',16],['2 Stars',8],['1 Star',6],['Bomb',1]

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The bolts are aligned but the route zigzags..

Pépé Rodriguez 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c  North America : Canada : ... : Tranchant - Right
Unfortunately, this route stays wet late in the spring, especially if there was heavy snow over the winter.Even if the start is fairly easy, you should stick-clip the first bolt since the rock is flaky and fragile.You will encounter the first easy (but hard to figure out) crux between the 2nd and 3rd bolt. You can either go straight up or veer slightly to the right.A few easy moves lead you to the 4th bolt. You will then run in to a 5.12b/c bouldery crux. Once you pull this crux, traverse left o...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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