Ascent of Mont Saint-Grégoire on 2017-05-14

Climber: Gabriel C

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Sunday, May 14, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Mont Saint-Grégoire
    Elevation:827 ft / 252 m

Ascent Trip Report

I was going to return to Québec that day after spending the weekend in Eastman and after Luiza left for work, I got ready quickly for the three goals I had set for the day. I wasn't excited much as it was grey and rainy outside, but I wanted to climb a few Montérégiennes anyway and knew it wouldn't involve any bushwhack. I drove off towards Montreal on HWY 10, taking exit 37 and heading south on HWY 227. After a few kilometers, I took a right on rang de la Montagne, following it to chemin du Sous-Bois, turning right. I reached the welcome center for CIME Haut-Richelieu where I bought an access and checked the small trail map. There were a few cars in the parking - hikers on the mountain - and the rain had subsided to a very light drizzle.

I put my shell and backpack on, taking Le Panorama trail. The first section followed a gentle path through the forest, not gaining much elevation, before reaching a more rocky slope where the trail meandered uphill at an increasingly steep angle. All along the way, I took brief pauses to read informative plaques. When I got to a boulder field, stairs appeared and I emerged on a rocky ledge where remants of the past quarrying operation were visible. I kept going and, as the vegetation shrinked, I gained the remaining elevation, emerging on the summit rocks. At the summit, I took a quick look around but started downhill almost right away. I had no view and I wanted to escape the drizzle.

On the way down, I met two or three hikers going up and passed two ladies on the flat section near the bottom. When I got back to the car, I dumped my gear in the back and looked at the directions towards my second objective, mont Rougemont.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:568 ft / 173 m
    Extra Gain:10 ft / 3 m
    Round-Trip Distance:1.1 mi / 1.8 km
    Route:Le Panorama trail
    Trailhead:CIME Haut-Richelieu parking  279 ft / 85 m
    Quality:7 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:Drizzle, Pleasant, Calm, Overcast
Ascent Statistics
    Time:16 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:7 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Gabriel C
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