The Paroi

Éléphant

Paroi Éléphant Escalade Parc du Poisson Blanc

While its fame precedes it, too few have had the opportunity to actually climb the Paroi Éléphant. As such, it remains one of the Upper Laurentians’ most luring and hidden gems. This west-facing crag rises straight out of the clear waters of the Poisson Blanc reservoir, while its ascent rewards with a breathtaking view of the islands below.

Escalade paroi éléphant poisson Blanc

FQME

The Paroi Éléphant climbing site is sanctioned by the Fédération Québécoise de Montagne et d’Escalade (FQME). To climb here, you must be a member. Annual memberships and daily passes are available for purchase at the Poisson Blanc Regional Park reception desk. The Park team works diligently alongside the FQME to continually improve and maintain the wall for climbers. Beginner and children’s routes were added in 2019, and new sport routes are always being added each year.

Topo FQME

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  • 1. Hangnail

    • 5.10+ Trad
    • Pitch: 32 m

    The route is located on the left side of the cliff. Climb the dihedral up to the first roof, then follow the crack until the corner, and pass the last roof. Continue to reach the anchor. (Protection unknown.)

  • 2. Under construction

    • 5.? Top-rope
    • Pitch: 32m

    Route under construction. An anchor has been installed, but the wall hasn’t been cleaned. There is also no mooring for boats yet.

  • 3. Black Ninja Lightning (No Heros)

    • 5.9 Trad
    • Pitch: 32 m

    An amazing crack runs through the central section of this route. WOW!

  • 4. La Noirceur arrive

    • 5.10+ Sport
    • Bolts: 15B
    • Pitch: 32 m

    Bolted line immediately to the climber’s right of No Heroes. If you find this one tough, remember to use your feet!

  • 5. Lost in Face

    • 5.9Trad
    • Pitch: 32 m

    Track that unfortunately has become dirty with time. ATTENTION, according to the opener, the protection is marginal inn some places.

  • 6. La Proie

    • 5.10 Sport
    • Bolts: 14B
    • Pitch: 32 m

    A nice technical line. If you find it tough, remember to use your feet!

  • 7. The Good Book

    • 5.8 Trad
    • Pitch: 32 m

    This is the most obvious route on the wall. Climb the prominent dihedral to the left of the pillar.

  • 8. Le Pilier

    • 5.11b Sport
    • Bolts: 14B
    • Hauteur: 32 m

    Magnifique ligne qui grimpe l’arête gauche du pilier. Toute une ambiance!

  • 9. Under construction

    • 5.? Trad
    • Pitch: 32 m

    Route under construction. An anchor has been installed, but the wall hasn’t been cleaned. There is also no mooring for boats yet.

  • 10. Oeil de Lynx

    • 5.10d / 11ab Sport
    • Bolts: 9B
    • Pitch: 23 m

    A complex series of thoughtful moves reveals the holds necessary to finish the route.

  • 11. La Purge

    • 5.8 Sport
    • Bolts: 12B
    • Pitch: 25 m

    This route is tucked on the right of the cliffside. It follows the closed crack and may seem harder if you don’t find the right line. It’s a lovely climb!

  • 12. Caméléon

    • 5.10c Sport
    • Bolts: 8B
    • Pitch: 23 m

    Gorgeous line that follows camouflaged bolts.

  • 13. Alakazoo

    • 5.9 Sport
    • Bolts: 9B
    • Pitch: 20 m

    An easy climb with two sections that make you think a bit. Anchor is from the climber’s right route.

  • 14. Coccinelle Flambée

    • 5.8 Trad
    • Pitch: 20 m

    The route climbs the landings and follows the dihedral to the roof. When possible, cross on the right side to reach the to reach the belay.

Camping nearby

The Paroi Éléphant is several kilometers by canoe from the main reservoir access points. The best way to access the wall is to book a campsite nearby and use it as a base camp. The closest campsites to the wall, which provide 20-minute or less campsite access, access are as follows, in order of proximity:

63B – 63C – 63A – 64 – 60 – 56

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Stats

  • 100 metres wide
  • 35 metres high (maximum)
  • Sport, trad and top-rope
  • 5.6 to 5.12

Prices 2021

Free for all FQME members

  • Annual membership : $22
  • Day pass : $10

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Paroi Éléphant Escalade Parc du Poisson Blanc
Paroi Éléphant Escalade Parc du Poisson Blanc
Paroi Éléphant Escalade Parc du Poisson Blanc
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Paroi Éléphant Escalade Parc du Poisson Blanc
Paroi Éléphant Escalade Parc du Poisson Blanc

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