Monday, August 28, 2017

Climbing in the Grands Jardins!

Climbing in Charlevoix region is heaps of fun. We drove up for a late august week-end.
We climbed on of the most famous cliffs in the area called Gros-Bras.
Gros bras is a 250 meter rock-wall which is known for adventure type climbing. 
You have to expect loose rocks, wet cracks and lichen everywhere.
For this reason, we chose one of the more traveled lines for our first time in the area.
We climbed ''Hals Und Bienbrunch'' which means good luck in german.

We started at 9:30 am

As I was climbing up the first pitch Roxanne screamed to alert me there was a black bear no more than 20 feet away from her. So I built a quick belay station in the middle of the pitch so we could get her off the ground as quick as possible.

From there every thing went pretty smoothly until the top.
It was a great week end.
Here are a few snaps from the climb!

Stay Rad,
Vincent Kneeshaw