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Place Louis Babin
Province du Quebec

"Louis Babin Place", a climbing site with a negative slope, that I just named myself in honour of this late mountain climber who loved this place.  It is used as a training site and its best feature is the negative slope, offering an interesting challenge to mountain climbers.  It is located just beside the St-Lawrence river and almost under the Pierre Laporte bridge. 

It is refered to by climbing enthousiasts as "Champlain".

A french commemorative plaque is riveted to the rock and can be translated as:

In memory of Louis Babin 1949-1993.

Louis Babin passed away on February 22nd 1993 in Quebec city.  He was a pioneer of modern mountain climbing in Quebec.  He founded the first climbing school in the seventies. His teaching of rock and ice climbing was based on the ethics of the quest for perfection of oneself regardless of the level.  He was one of those men for which authenticity and intense living were fundamental.  He loved this cliff and its surroundings.  The arrangement of this place remains his work and his faithfull friends', who put in numerous hours of joy and work.  We remember.  The friends of Louis Babin.  Quebec, June 20th, 1993.

A specialised Internet site on this cliff describes its features in detail:


Copyright: Vincent Royer
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 12000x6000
Taken: 22/06/2010
Uploaded: 22/06/2010
Updated: 06/01/2019


Tags: climbing escalade negative slope pente négative aplinisme
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