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Ascent of Mont Sainte-Anne on 2014-06-25

Climber: Ben Lostracco

Others in Party:supported by Rose
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Mont Sainte-Anne
    Location:Canada
    Elevation:1056 ft / 321 m

Ascent Trip Report

A moderately steep dirt road climb ...... 5km, 1h50 RT including all stops.

SURPRISE is what we got this morning after overnighting at the Camping Cote Surprise in the village of Perce. We locked ourselves out of the car, the service call for this stupidity cost us 50$ ..... luckily we were in town and not in the boondocks like the last few days.

From the center of the village of Perce, junction of #132/Rue de l'Eglise with the Post Office on the corner, we drove west on Rue de l'Eglise (road jogs right at church) for .6km to Rue Cap Barre. The TH is 50 Meters to the left .... gated dirt road (open) with a trail map, parking available. This was my TH however saw people drive up a good ways up the road.

I walked the dirt road 2.5km southerly to the summit (moderately steep) ..... topped with the "Statue of the Virgin Mary with Child on a large concrete base with stairs", wooden platform with numerous benches out front (presumably for a pilgrimage of sorts). My GPS at the Statue read 48.52070, 64.23433.
The ridge to the east (perhaps with higher ground) is very dense and not accessible.

The best views from up high are along the "Sentier de Falaise" (Belvedere 4 & 5) as it descends to the northeast ...... the Perce Rock dominates the view. This must be the best place to view the Perce area with its famous rock.

From here we went to climb Mont Blanc.

"I'VE BEEN A ROVER, I HAVE CLIMBED ALONE,
CLIMBED COUNTLESS MOUNTAINS, NEVER FINDING THE END
STILL I'M PRETTY HAPPY AND THE REASON YOU SEE,
ALL ALONG MY TRAILS LIFE HAS BEEN GOOD TO ME."

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Village of Perce with its famous rock from summit of Mont Sainte-Anne (looking east) (2014-06-25). Photo by Ben Lostracco.
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Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:990 ft / 301 m
    Round-Trip Distance:3.1 mi / 5 km
    Route:dirt road climb
    Trailhead:TH at Rue Cap Barre  66 ft / 20 m
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Time:55 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:35 Minutes



Other Photos

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Perce Rock on climb to summit on Mont Sainte-Anne (2014-06-25). Photo by Ben Lostracco.
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