The view from the crag at Kamouraska
At the end of a vacationless summer my husband and I decided we’d better take advantage of the season, so we did a little sleuthing for a new crag that was in driving distance of Boston. I know some of you diehard climbers will make the 14 hour drive to The Red for three days of climbing, but for us, 8 hours per day is the max. With that in mind, we settled on a beautiful crag in the sleepy farm town of Kamouraska, Quebec. We quickly came up with a plan, made sure we had valid passports, booked a motel room, and within a week we were on our way for a 5 day trip. We arrived to crisp, cool, manure-scented air (which, yes, I happen to love), the beautiful Saint Lawrence River, and a horizon full of mountains and silos. Add to this peaceful scene about 100 routes of granite and quartz and we were sold.