Ascent of Montagne à Simoneau on 2011-04-29

Climber: Ben Lostracco

Others in Party:supported by Rose
Date:Friday, April 29, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Montagne à Simoneau
    Elevation:2057 ft / 626 m

Ascent Trip Report

A moderate road hike from the northwest side .... 3.5km, 70 minutes RT.

I used directions in Gabriel Couet's TR of 2010 for this one. We found our way to Ham-Nord and the hwy intersection 161/216 just east of the village, where we traveled north on 216 for 3.3km to a right turn on an unsigned/gated Tower Access Road. Parked the car in front of the gate, this is the TH, the summit's Communication Tower can be seen to the southeast.

I walked/climbed the good Tower Access Road southeast to the col on the ridge (elev 550M) where it curves right (southwest) and climbs the ridge to the summit and the fenced-in Communication Tower (about 1.75km from the TH).
As I approached the summit area I chose my highground at a rock outcrop to the left, 100M before the Tower. In checking out the spot I found a Survey Marker embedded in the rock "Terre et Forets Quebec, Point Geodesique, 1971, #4653(not clear), #6159." My GPS read 45.90179, 71.57083.
The PB coordinates puts the highground at a lower elevation, a rock outcrop on the right 40M from the Tower. Partial views are available.

Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:712 ft / 216 m
    Extra Gain:33 ft / 10 m
    Round-Trip Distance:2.2 mi / 3.5 km
    Route:tower access road from hwy 216
    Trailhead:hwy 216   1411 ft / 430 m
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike

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