Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Montagne d'Argent: Mousqutaires

Another short post ...

I hit up Montagne d'Argent last weekend with the usual crew and the place was packed. This meant it was a good day to checkout some of the more "out there" ticks on my Md'A list. We started at Mousqutaires. The cliff is split by three crack lines, 10c, 9+ and 9+, from left to right. The start of all three cracks were soaked but the 10c seemed in the best condition.

 
Artagnan 5.10c: A super fun off-width climb that protects with larger gear as you get higher. I used two #4s but a #5 would have been easier to place without the need to put the cams so deep in the crack. No onsight here, a fight to the top for sure.


Porthos 5.9+: This climb was a wet mess, I still got the onsight though.

There was still some ice in Vertigineux. I climbed Le beau-frere 5.8 to end the day.