Elevation: 796 ft
GPS: 42.758, -84.753 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Chris Zuelch on Mar 21, 2007 · Updates
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Description

Sunny sandstone top roping and bouldering crag in the lower peninsula of Michigan right on the Grand River. The cliff is 40 feet tall and offers very bouldery, challenging climbs and problems. Classic climbs/problems include:

Chips: 5.7

Black Buttress: 5.9

Doug's Roof: 5.10

Rocket Man: 5:10


Ragged Edge: 5.12

V1 The Tooth

V3 Despondency


V3 The Trick

V5 Ballerina

V7 Enigma

The cliff faces south and receives sun most of the day with the majority of wind blocked as well. It exists in Oak Park, which is managed by the city of Grand Ledge. While the rock quality is pretty good on established classics, other areas can be quite chossy, so be careful.

Unique Rules to Grand Ledge:

(1) No lead climbing.

(2) Must place carpet below your anchors to protect cliff from erosion. You will see how soft the rock is and all the marking from webbing and rope.

(3) No Rappelling.

Getting There

Find Grand Ledge, Michigan (use Map Quest or Google). Then head through downtown along Bridge St. Once you cross the bridge, hang a left on the first street. You will drive though a subdivision until you dead end at Oak Park. The approach to the cliff is obvious- simply hike down towards the river via trails that take you down to where the cliff breaks down on both sides.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Grand Ledge (aka Oak Park)

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
V3 6A
 5
The Trick
Boulder
V5 6C
 3
Ballerina
Boulder
V7 7A+
 7
Enigma
Boulder
V8- 7B
 3
Comedy of Terrors Direct
Boulder
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 37
Mossy Gully
TR
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 58
Potato Chips
TR
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 28
Peek-a-boo
TR
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 43
Black Buttress
TR
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 39
Brachiator
TR
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 46
Rocket Man
TR
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 76
Doug's Roof
TR
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 28
Ludwig's Dude
TR
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 18
Intimidator
TR
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 11
Despondecy Direct
TR
5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
 11
Ragged Edge
TR
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
The Trick Bouldering
 5
V3 6A Boulder
Ballerina Bouldering
 3
V5 6C Boulder
Enigma Bouldering
 7
V7 7A+ Boulder
Comedy of Terrors Direct Bouldering
 3
V8- 7B Boulder
Mossy Gully Top Rope
 37
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b TR
Potato Chips Top Rope
 58
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b TR
Peek-a-boo Top Rope
 28
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a TR
Black Buttress Top Rope
 43
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a TR
Brachiator Top Rope
 39
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a TR
Rocket Man Top Rope
 46
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b TR
Doug's Roof Top Rope
 76
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b TR
Ludwig's Dude Top Rope
 28
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b TR
Intimidator Top Rope
 18
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c TR
Despondecy Direct Top Rope
 11
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a TR
Ragged Edge Top Rope
 11
5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b TR
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