Ascent of Mont-Laval on 2014-04-17

Climber: Ben Lostracco

Others in Party:rose
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Thursday, April 17, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
    Elevation:213 ft / 64 m

Ascent Trip Report

A walk up of 150M RT.

John McHugh TR of 2012 for Ile Jesus HP prompted me to check out this Mont-Laval in Ste-Dorothee.
We easily found our way to the very west, dead-end, of Blvd St-Martin Ouest, at 2.8km west of Hwy #13. The new Domaine Mont-laval, a high rise condo development is on the right (north) side with the obvious knoll "Mont-Laval" just behind it. We parked at the large parking lot west of the tallest/furthest-west building, the HP a stone throw away to the north.

I easily walked the 75M to the summit on an old road, and found my obvious HP, north of the old antenna/dish inside some trees, at GPS 45.53390,-73.82712. The knoll is mostly small vegetation with trees , capped with a number of old foundations and a small antenna/dish not in use.

Work on the condo development in not completed .... of concern is a large excavation full of water with a tall Tower Crane to the east. Is this the start of another high rise building, will it encroach-on/remove the knoll ?????. I guess time will tell, personally it should be preserved/developed as a park. It would greatly enhance the area.

The Caltopo map shows a spot elevation of 65M for this knoll and if correct and not manmade, this is the HP FOR ILE JESUS" or at least a candidate. It's sort of nice to see a bump on this flat Island.
I can't measure for altitude with any precision, perhaps John (or some else) can, thereby confirming the Caltopo spot elevation.

After our HP visit we went to the open house at #7765 ... beautiful fairly spacious condos.

RE: Se my Ile Jesus HP TR dated 2010-08-02.

Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:42 ft / 12 m
    Total Elevation Loss:42 ft / 12 m
    Route Conditions:
Open Country
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:42 ft / 12 m
    Distance:0.6 mi / 1 km
    Route:walk up nb from parking lot
    Start Trailhead:west parking at domaine mont-laval  171 ft / 52 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:42 ft / 12 m
    Route:walk up nb from parking lot
    End Trailhead:west parking at domaine mont-laval  171 ft / 52 m

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