Ascent of Mont Alain-Grenon on 2011-09-03

Climber: Gabriel C

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Saturday, September 3, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mont Alain-Grenon
    Elevation:3200 ft / 975 m

Ascent Trip Report

After crossing the bogs coming back from mont Goéland, I had only minimal ascent to do before dipping down towards lac Quintin. The challenge was to find a safe way to it. I again failed to notice the easier slopes to the south of mont Alain-Grenon and followed the edge of the mountain south until I saw a foreign object. I approached and found out it is a cross with a plaque commemorating Alain Grenon who died here in an avalanche in the mid-nineties. I took a few pictures and saw that I could get down from here. It was risky business and I have no problem imagining avalanches going down this steep slope. At the bottom I found an easier way across the creek than on my way in and kept going towards mont Provencher.

I only found out later, at home, that this cross marks an official toponym.

The bump in the middle is mont Veyrier, seen from mont Goéland's summit.

Mont Alain-Grenon
The cross on mont Alain-Grenon.

Lean-to du lac Quintin
The lean-to at lac Quintin.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Loss:300 ft / 91 m
    Quality:7 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Bushwhack, Stream Ford, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Tent Camp
    Weather:Cool, Windy, Overcast
Ascent Statistics
    Route:Went to the memorial cross
    Start Trailhead:Mont Alain-Grenon  3200 ft / 975 m
    Time:0 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:300 ft / 91 m
    Distance:0.2 mi / 0.3 km
    Route:Bushwhack down the west face
    End Trailhead:Lac Quintin  2900 ft / 883 m
    Time:15 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: Monts Groulx (Corvée 2011) (1 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Mont Provencher Nord2011-09-02 a2618 ft / 798 m
2Mont Provencher-col between the summits2011-09-03 b502 ft / 153 m
3Mont Alain-Grenon - Sommet Nord2011-09-03 c 
3Mont Goéland2011-09-03 d1438 ft / 438 m
4Mont Alain-Grenon2011-09-03 f0 ft / 0 m
5Mont Alain-Grenon - Sommet Nord2011-09-03 e 
5Mont Provencher-col between the summits2011-09-03 g1043 ft / 318 m
Total Trip Gain: 5601 ft / 1707 m    Total Trip Loss: 5576 ft / 1699 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Gabriel C
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