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Ascent of Mont Rocher Cap-Chat on 2014-06-29

Climber: Ben Lostracco

Others in Party:supported by Rose
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Sunday, June 29, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Mont Rocher Cap-Chat
    Location:Canada-Québec
    Elevation:350 ft / 106 m

Ascent Trip Report

A short/steep grass road climb northbound from #132 ..... 1km.

This is our second to the last day of our 9 day Trip to the Gaspe, will get back home tomorrow.

I overnighted at the Refuge Nyctale, east of Mont Logan (Rose is at Camping Mont Saint-Albert), Parc National de la Gaspesie. This morning I sat around working on my TR as I waited for my shuttle, scheduled for 11-12h00 hours .... I was entertained by a caribou and a number of small grouse-like birds, they came out of the near-by woods ... took photos.

The shuttle, Eric, arrived at 11h40 hours and after making a few service stops on the way, we arrived at the rendevous spot on hwy #299 at 14h05 ..... Rose was there waiting since 12h00 hours. See my Mont Logan TR for the complete details of this Mont Logan trip.

We drove up to Ste-Anne des Monts for lunch then started our drive back home, the plan was to overnight at a Campground in the Rimouski area. On the drive west on Hwy #132 we saw this prominent small peak in the distance, right on the water, as we neared Cap-Chat .... too enticing to pass it up, or at the very least to check it out.

We went to Parc du Rocher Cap-Chat for information, immediate west of the peak. The peak is home to a Hydro Quebec Communication Tower with no official trail, a grass track gives access to the summit.

A gated grass track, with a Hydro Quebec sign, leaves Hwy #132 on the north side at .4km east of the entrance to Parc du Rocher Cap-Chat (west of the town of Cap-Chat), and climbs steeply .5km to the summit, topped with a fenced-in Communication Tower.

The HP is to the right of the Tower, a rocky knife edge dropping vertically to the water, my GPS read 49.08850,-66.73862. You are offered great views of the area. This peak merits to be in the PB Library, so I'll add it as a provisional peak.

We continued west to Rimouski, stopping-in at our favorite restaurant, McDo were we worked on PB entries, before going to our Campground. Will start our drive home in the morning, perhaps get to do a hike.

At this time very satisfied with our Gaspe Trip .... thinking I got all of my missing COHPs south of the Fleuve !!!! once home, not all that sure, see my Mont Alexandre TR.

"A MOOSE FACT .... THE FLAP SKIN THAT SWAYS BENEATH THEIR THROAT IS CALLED A BELL."
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:200 ft / 60 m
    Total Elevation Loss:200 ft / 60 m
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
super day
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:200 ft / 60 m
    Distance:0.6 mi / 1 km
    Route:grass road climb nb from #132
    Start Trailhead:Hwy #132 west of town  150 ft / 45 m
    Time:10 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:200 ft / 60 m
    Route:grass road climb nb from #132
    End Trailhead:Hwy #132 west of town  150 ft / 45 m
    Time:5 Minutes



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