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
    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.

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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