New Que­bec M10

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Jean Fran­cois Gi­rard and Carl Darveau made the first as­cent of Trans-balkan Ex­press, a 110-me­tre M10 mixed route in Fe­bru­ary. The route is on Mont-gol, across from Mont de l’ours in Parc Na­tional des Grands-jardins north of Baie-saint-paul in Que­bec. Carveau headed up with a drill and made his way through the four-me­tre roof. The first pitch is M10 30 me­tres on bolts, the sec­ond is a 30-me­tre M4 on gear and the last (a chim­ney/off-width that re­quired a six-inch cam) is a 50-me­tre M7. “It’s the most beau­ti­ful pitch of this na­ture I have ever climbed,” said Fran­cois Gi­rard.

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