PDA

View Full Version : Outaouais



Byterock
01-08-2012, 09:29 AM
I had a snoop about most of the areas Firday and Saterday so as of the

Jan 11th

Edelweiss
Main piller is in but not really leadable and its upper section is not really in at all, cce cave is nice.
The upper pitch is taking screws but is still a little thin.

Cascade road-cut
The Climbs along the road up near mt. Cascade are nice and thick this year even a little sun baked.

Cabin Creek
In though a little thin and lots of water though

Lac Poision Blanc
Things are comming in two The far left and far right are leadable not much ice on the middle sections yet.

Castle Wall
The piller has not come down yet.

cheers
and be safe.

luvdov
01-08-2012, 09:49 PM
Hi -
We are thinking of going up to Montreal the upcoming weekend in search of some good ice and food. Never been to the area, have the guide but it's in French (which I don't read). Was looking for any info / sites you can suggest. Please PM etc. Thanks!

Byterock
01-22-2012, 08:56 PM
Jan 22th

Edelweiss
Out of bounds. The area as of Saturday is closed by the land owner.

Cascade road-cut
Still nice and thick

Cabin Creek
In and just average this year

Lac Poision Blanc
A little chopped up but all lines are top-ropeable now

Castle Wall
The piller has come down yet but is is not very big.

Turso
The main line is in but only in direct, Grade 5 form, No easy way up the left this year. The right line is in and as hard as granite as usual, The left WI3 is very thing and not worth the hike in.


cheers
and be safe.

Byterock
02-06-2012, 08:42 PM
For Feb 06 here is the poop


Edelweiss
Out of bounds. The area as of Saturday is closed by the land owner.

Cascade road-cut
thick

Cabin Creek
In both sides still just average

Lac Poision Blanc
All lines in now


Erlkoenig
In and thick for once both the direct 4+ and the 3+ ramp are nice

Cardinal Rock
In and a nice little 2

Baldface
Only 1/2 there

The Chin
It is in but not very big this year
Spindrift Wall
Has some ice on it but not much

Castle Wall
The piller has come down but is is not very big. and there is harldy any ice on the left climb. There is some neat stuff comming in way up high this year

Turso
The main line is in now a little eaiser grade 4. The right line is in and as hard as granite as usual, The left WI3 is still thing and not worth the hike in.


cheers
and be safe.

Byterock
01-01-2013, 02:57 PM
Hey the first one this year

Edelweiss
Still Out of bounds by the land owner.

Cascade road-cut
In building

Cabin Creek
Coming in well, good pillar on the left main falls, Middle of the falls very thin as is the top section.

The right wall (dead dog) the left is nice the right forming not much but snow on top

Lac Poision Blanc

No report

Erlkoenig

No report

Cardinal Rock

In at least it looks it

Baldface

Not in yet

The Chin
Not big yet

Spindrift Wall
Looks like it has some ice

Castle Wall
The piller has come and it looks like it can be lead this year

Turso
No reprot

cheers

and have a good 2013

Byterock
01-21-2013, 07:45 AM
Well despite some melting last week things are looking only fair. But cold this week may make for a good weekend next

Edelweiss
Still Out of bounds by the land owner.

Cascade road-cut
In but not fat

Cabin Creek
Lost allot last week. Middle section of both the left and right walls. Lots of running water.

Lac Poision Blanc
In but not fat

Erlkoenig

No report

Cardinal Rock
Mostly snow

Baldface
Thin line but poor quality ice

The Chin
Most of it fell last week only just getting back


Spindrift Wall
Looks like it has some ice

Castle Wall
Still in but no longer leadable.

Turso
No reprot

cheers

Byterock
02-04-2013, 09:08 AM
Feb 04
Well despite the big melt last week things are looking very good

Edelweiss
Still Out of bounds by the land owner.

Cascade road-cut
In and fat

Cabin Creek
In but looks like running water gap still on the left.


Lac Poision Blanc
Fat

Erlkoenig

Nice and fat. For one the whole pillar is in and the ramp is thin. Worth the hike int.

Cardinal Rock
Nice line.

Baldface
Looks like a good line this year.

The Chin
Building again looks climbable

Spindrift Wall
It fell and is rebuilding not worth the hike

Castle Wall
Looks like the pillar fell and is rebuilding.

Turso
No reprot


In general therre are many many little lines appearing all over the place so you some new router are out there to be had but you might have to bushwack a good deal.


Speaking of new routes we put up 3 new lines over the past few days up in the Park. A newly discovered was of about 25M and a very odd line that is in on one of the rearly visited waterfalls way in the back.

Will try to post some pics when I get them back from a friend

Byterock
02-19-2013, 07:37 AM
Feb 19
Things where nice last weekend.

Edelweiss
Still Out of bounds by the land owner.

Cascade road-cut
Fat

Cabin Creek
Fat

Lac Poision Blanc
Fat

Erlkoenig

Fat.

Cardinal Rock
Fat.

Baldface
Sunbaked already not woth the hike in

The Chin

Fat

Spindrift Wall
No report

Castle Wall
In

Turso
No reprot

Byterock
03-04-2013, 03:32 PM
Mar 4

Things where stable though a little sun baked

Edelweiss
Still Out of bounds by the land owner.

Cascade road-cut
Fat

Cabin Creek
Fat CUBARed (chopped up beyond all recondtrion)

Lac Poision Blanc
Fat

Erlkoenig

Fat.

Cardinal Rock
Fat.

Baldface
Not Worth the hike

The Chin
Lots of running water

Spindrift Wall
Thin

Castle Wall
In

Turso
Nice and fat

Byterock
03-11-2013, 01:12 PM
Well that is a Wrap fro this year Mar 8 (at least for lead climbing)

Warm Weather least weekend and lots of sun killed most routes. But we did so some nice climbs to end out the year.

There are still a few places you can go and top-rope if you do not mind being wet


Edelweiss
Still Out of bounds by the land owner.

Cascade road-cut
Top rope-able

Cabin Creek
Top rope-able lots lots of water

Lac Poision Blanc
Might still be able to lead

Erlkoenig

gone

Cardinal Rock
Gone

Baldface
Gone

The Chin
Lots of running water

Spindrift Wall
Gone

Castle Wall
Going

Turso
No report

Byterock
01-30-2015, 05:48 PM
For Jan 30 2015 here is the poop


Edelweiss
Still Out of bounds. Lots of activity in the sand quarry and a few new houses going up. As far as I know the land owner still wants not one up there.

Cascade road-cut
Thin this year. TR only

Cabin Creek
Left side a little thin this year, Right side nice.

Lac Poision Blanc
Most lines in now but thin is spots

Erlkoenig
Mian line in this year but steep and a nasty 4++/5 and thick for once. The ramp is very thin and missing the upper section by the birch tree.

Cardinal Rock
In and a nice little 2

Baldface
Not fully in yet

The Chin
Not very big

Spindrift Wall
Did it earlier this week nice not detached or sun baked yet.

Castle Wall
Not there as of Tuesday

Turso
Nasty main line this year 4/5 at least The right line is thin and as hard as granite as usual, The left WI3 is still there but you will hit rock on your swings

cheers
and be safe.

ajaxsenal
01-31-2015, 08:02 PM
Very nice report. Thanks to share.
I did not climb so much in the Erdley escarpement this year. But I scout a lot and I like to climb new routes or the one with less trafic. I'm curious about Cardinal. Where is that and what grade is it? Thanks

Byterock
02-02-2015, 08:01 AM
Cardinal is not the rock climbing area but a largest (for Erdley) slab of ice about 500m to the right and much lower down (150m) from Baldface. At most it is a 30m WI2 but a real bugger to walk into.

Park where Chemin Cregheur turns 90 to the left (W). Hike to the end of Chemin de la Butte then follow the far fence line of at the park boundary to the escarpment. The climb should be visible half way up escarpment, steep nasty approach.

Sometimes it is fully snow covered and hard to spot

ajaxsenal
02-02-2015, 10:21 PM
1345
Do you see it on that picture?
I think it's the far right one.

Byterock
02-03-2015, 05:53 PM
Yeah it is the far right one
Might head there this weekend if you are interested? No club trip and partner buggered off to sunnier climbs for a week or so, looking for something to keep me busy this weekend

ajaxsenal
02-03-2015, 11:16 PM
I can't send you a private message.
''Byterock has chosen not to receive private messages or may not be allowed to receive private messages. Therefore you may not send your message to him/her.''

Byterock
02-04-2015, 11:20 AM
Ok fixed that

Byterock
02-09-2015, 04:00 PM
For Feb 9th 2015 here is the poop


Edelweiss
Still Out of bounds. Lots of activity in the sand quarry and a few new houses going up. As far as I know the land owner still wants not one up there.

Cascade road-cut
Good now and lead-able if you want

Cabin Creek
Normal year but well CUBARed as there where a few doz up there on Sunday

Lac Poision Blanc
Most lines in Average year

Erlkoenig
Mian line in this year but steep and a nasty 4++/5 and thick for once.
The ramp snowed covered is still missing the upper section by the birch tree.

Cardinal Rock
In but covered in 50 cms snow. A nice sunny day or two are needed to clean it off

Baldface
Building but not fully in. With all this snow should be in by weekend

The Chin
Big as usual but lower half buried in snow.

Spindrift Wall
Still in good shape not sun backed yet

Castle Wall
Still not down, Had a hike to the top and it seems the pond that feeds it is dry this year so do not hold you breath.
The other lower angle near like the Cirque and Fancy Molasses are in but snow covered again not really worth the hike.

Turso
Nasty main line this year 4/5 at least The right line is thin and as hard as granite as usual, The left WI3 is still there but buried all the way up with snow.

cheers
and be safe.

Byterock
02-16-2015, 07:02 AM
About the same report at last weekend. Lots of snow but cold weather has kept the melt down so nothing is getting very fat.

Rule for this week stay warm.

Byterock
02-27-2015, 08:52 AM
For Feb 27th 2015 here is the poop


Edelweiss
Still Out of bounds. Seems the line way in the back is nice this year and nobody stopped us when we hiked in and did it.

Cascade road-cut
Good now and lead-able if you want

Cabin Creek
Nice and fat this week. The middle curtain is now down and a nice short lead, The Dead Dog falls (the one on the right is very nice as well) Enjoy it this weekend

Lac Poision Blanc
Most lines in Average year

Erlkoenig
Main line in this year but steep and a nasty 4++/5 and thick for once.
The ramp snowed covered.

Cardinal Rock
Completely snow covered.

Baldface
Still not in.

The Chin
Top half buried in snow.

Spindrift Wall
Now Sun-baked and most likely de-laminated by now

Castle Wall
Gone for good
The other lower angle near like the Cirque and Fancy Molasses are snow covered again not really worth the hike.

Turso
Nasty main line this year 4/5 at least The right line is thin and as hard as granite as usual, The left WI3 is still there but buried all the way up with snow.

cheers
and be safe.