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Lac Sylvère

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About Lac Sylvère:

Lac Sylvère is a beautiful cliff located in St-Donat near a lake where it gets its name from. Due to the constant drainage of water on most of this cliff, there hasn't been any rock climbing routes developed there yet, except that this constant drainage results in a guaranteed source of ice climbs year after year.

The cliff faces south west and it is possible to climb there from mid December up to April.
On top of the cliff is found a Lithuanian Cross which explains the naming theme of most of the routes.

Guide des cascades de glace et voies mixtes
Stéphane Lapierre et Bernard Gagnon
Les éditions La Randonnée
528 pages
Guide updates

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

Nearest town or city: Saint-Donat
Directions: From Montreal (around 125km):
Take Highway 440 East,
Merge onto Highway 25 North,
Turn left onto QC-125 North,
After Notre-Dame de la Merci,
take a right on Chemin Saint-Guillaume,
Continue onto Chemin du Lac Croche,
take a right at Chemin du Lac Sylvère,
take a left at the stop,
continue on the left side of the lake, passed the only house on the left, and park near the Sugar Shack driveway, on the left side of the road (north).
Latitude, Longitude: 46.36055, -74.06193
Access Issues: This cliffs is under the liability insurance of the Fédération Québécoise de la Montagne et de l'Escalade (FQME).

Residents of Canada need to have:
-FQME 'Accès Montagne' membership (55$)
-For members of the Alpine Club of Canada an FQME 'Accès Montagne' upgrade (30$)
Or purchasing a 10$ day pass.

This money is used to pay the liability insurance for landowners regardless if they are private citizens, municipal or provincial.
The maintenance of cliffs and their access, replacing of fixed protection.

When to Climb: Winter
Quantity of Climbs: Weekend