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About Luskville:

This is a great place spread over 3 or 4 areas, with hard old granite and a nice variety of trad, bolts (to 5.13c or so) and some nice slab climbing. Some hiking and a beautiful view of the valley. Only a half hour from Ottawa. Book by Peter Slivka of VR 'Selected Climbs and Sandbags Around the Eardley Escarpment' Dated (1995) but good maps and many good climbs and projects that are now climbs. Newer book with many more routes 'Climbing on the Eardley Escarpment' by Yann Troutet, available at MEC and other fine outdoor retailers!

Nearest town or city: Gatineau
Directions: Take the Champlain Bridge and take your first left. Follow this road to its end. Turn left on to Chemin Aylmer. Soon after, turn right on to Chemin Eardley near red brick buildings. Follow this road until it becomes a two-lane highway. About 10 minutes after the road splits, you will see a sign on your right for Gatineau Park and Luskville Falls picnic ground. Turn right on to the sideroad and follow it until you reach the picnic ground. There is more information in the Quebec section on Luskville under Eardley Escarpment.

Latitude, Longitude: 45.53278, -75.99295
Access Issues: Most of the climbing in this area has been closed by the organization that oversees the Gatineau Park, The National Capital Commision (NCC), for "ecological" reasons.

Currently climbing is only allowed at:
Home Cliff (Main corner to Piton Highway)
The Western Cwm, north (left) side of the cwm
Down Under
Eastern Block
When to Climb: Autumn Spring Summer
Quantity of Climbs: Month

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Forum Discussions (6 posts)

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No Replies CAMPING!!! erika37 0 Jul 27 2007, 4:38 AM
No Replies Luskville Camping? rocknice2 0 May 17 2007, 11:49 PM
With Replies Luskville access? birkenstef 3 May 13 2005, 8:56 PM
With Replies Shrine video headchop 1 Sep 22 2004, 9:41 PM
With Replies Luskville climber - A question for you... morganesque 3 Sep 18 2003, 4:24 PM
With Replies Luskville in Ottawa krillen 2 Jan 06 2003, 2:13 AM