If you folks are running short on ice climbs this year, you should plan on visiting your neigbourgs up north... ice climbing is starting to look very good in QuÃ©bec !!!
For the poeple familiar with Pont-Rouge, here is some beta about the routes...
"Le Tube", WI5, 25m is in good shape
"Valentin/Valentine" aren't touching down yet, but since there is a few bolts, a mixed alternative is duable, M5/6-, WI6-, 30m
"Supercristal" (or Souvenirs d'Enfance) is in, 25m of free standing pilar, WI5/5+, 40m.
The marvelously good looking route called "La Source EnchantÃ©e" is in, WI5+, 35m.
As usual, "PremiÃ¨re Neige" is in, WI4+, 25m.
Beside ice climbing, Pont-Rouge has a lot of mixed climbs, ranging from M4 to M8.
Have fun climbing and don't forget about our Ice Climbing festival, The Festiglace, taking place in a few weeks, Feb.22-24. For info, check out this site... www.festiglace.com