Mishigama, the large water state
All though Michigan is 41% water, it houses some of the best old growth forests in the country. Michigan is considered a state with some of the best moderate recreation in the country.
To the outside community, Michigan is NOT known for its rock climbing, but it is known to its locals. With just enough rock climbing to barely hold us over for Kentucky, Arkansas, California and beyond, climbers are able to enjoy what Michigan has to offer. Michigan is more known for its ice climbing in Munising.
Grand Ledge is the only known area in the Lower Peninsula to have any outdoor climbing. (see Grand Ledge page)
Munising/Picture Rocks is home to hundreds of frozen drip and Michigan's Ice Fest (www.downwindsports.com)
Marquette and beyond holds Michigan's best rock climbing. With its hidden rock bands, hard to find boulders, and still to be discovered routes you will most likely be the only one out there climbing...nice eh?
For more beta in the Upper Peninsula: contact Down Wind Sports
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191 Total Routes
['4 Stars',16],['3 Stars',78],['2 Stars',68],['1 Star',19],['Bomb',0]
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This is why climbing in the UP is awesome. Freight...
|By Thomas Ferguson|
Aug 19, 2008
There are a lot of areas in Upper Michigan that are fun to climb and worth a trip and or vacation to go climb them. It would be nice to have a page telling about them and where they are. (Or is there a conspiracy not to list any because the climbers who visit or live in Upper Michigan want to keep the great climbing a secret so they won't have to deal with the areas becoming crowded.)
From: kalamazoo, mi
Nov 1, 2008
We don't have a lot of rock- but we do have some good buildering.
I encourage folks to post some of those sites up.
|By Brandon Snyder|
From: Marquette MI
Mar 20, 2009
Climbing can be found all around the town of marquette and across the upper pinsula
From: Boulder, CO
Aug 1, 2009
Check out the Cliff Dr. - Keweenaw County page. Say ya to da U.P. eh!
|By Clint C|
Dec 13, 2010
I'm looking to compile some sweet photos of MI, Wi, Mn, Il or any Midwest climbing for a writing project.
Please send me any you have to email@example.com
Please send in a jpg low resolution format.
May 31, 2011
To All Chicago Area Climbers(South suburbs):
I am looking for partners to go to MI climbing and other locations(Jackson Falls, DL, The Red, Grand Dads, etc) with.
I have an Airplane and can fly us there. Please send me a PM if you want more details and the cost of sharing the flight expenses. Hope to meet a few of you soon. I can fit up to 4 climbers with me in the Cherokee 6(with room for gear). LMK :)
|By rich magner|
From: cathedral city, ca
Apr 18, 2013
I am more than delighted to see climbs going up/being posted. As a Michigan Expat. I look forward to checking these out next time I visit the motherland.