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Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Buck Angel Crack T 
Don't Worry, Bzzz Happy S 
Large Crack, The T 
Mosquito Bait 
Resurrection (historically known as "Hooters") T 
Single Bolt slab T 
Sneaking Past the Guard 
Sport Route, The S 
That Shitty Mossy Crack T 
Unsorted Routes:
Rest Day:
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A whirlwind descent of rollers with significant exposure followed by a winding climb to the top. Near Houghton, Michigan
From MP's sister site: MTB Project

Silver Mountain Rock Climbing 

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Location: 46.6622, -88.8382 View Map  Incorrect?
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A large basalt bluff in the heart of the Ottawa National Forest. Many routes has grown over with Lichen, but the area is home to possibly the best sport route west of Marquette. No camping allowed.

Getting There 

From 41, head west bound on M38 until you cross the Sturgeon River. Signs for Silver will lead you the rest of the way down Forest Service roads. Road conditions can be variable.

Climbing Season

For the All Locations area.

Weather station 15.3 miles from here

9 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Silver Mountain

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Silver Mountain:
The Sport Route   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c PG13     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
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Featured Route For Silver Mountain
Rock Climbing Photo: The Sport Route at Silver Mountain.

The Sport Route 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c PG13  MI : Silver Mountain
Crux comes around the 3rd bolt of the route. For harder variation (5.12ish, go up left side of bolts....[more]   Browse More Classics in MI

Photos of Silver Mountain Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Leading the 5.9.
Leading the 5.9.
Rock Climbing Photo: Toproping P1 of the Multi-Pitch Route.
Toproping P1 of the Multi-Pitch Route.

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By climbing2man
From: Marquette, Mi
Sep 10, 2014
There are tons of more routes here! They are just not logged online. Two awesome. Multi-pitch routes are also here at Silver!
By jon jugenheimer
From: Madison
Sep 23, 2015
I just "finished" a mini guide to the area, email me at Climbs2high(at)gmail if you would like a .pdf V3.0 is finished (minus the map), and I am working on V4.0 to hopefully be ready this summer. Feel free to email me pics or route beta to add to it or add the info to this page, even better!

This place is a gem for the Midwest! Get there, climb and help keep the routes clean!

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