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The Great Lake State

The Lower Pennisula has only one real outdoor crag, and that's Grand Ledge (Oak Park).  

The Upper Peninsula holds Michigan's best rock climbing.  There are numerous sport crags (some with two pitch climbs), a good assortment of quality trad routes, and phenomenal bouldering right on the shore of Lake Superior.  There are over 300 hundred routes and countless boulder problems. There is still much to be discovered and many FAs awaiting those stoked enough to find them. 

Munising/Pictured Rocks is home to hundreds of world class ice climbs and the Michigan's Ice Fest. 

If your looking to make the journey here, don't forget about our amazing mountain biking, paddling, cross country skiing and endless other outdoor activities.  For more beta on the Upper Peninsula contact Down Wind Sports of Marquette, Houghton, or Munising. (http://downwindsports.com/mainSite/ )

Getting There

We don't know where you're coming from.  Look at a map.  Head for the big puddles.

GUIDE BOOKS

A new guidebook, A rock climbers guide to Michigan's Upper Peninsula by Bill Thompson, Matt Abbot and Jason Schnider, should be out Fall 2020.  The new guide will be a companion book to the Ice Climbers Guide to Munising Michigan, both of which are real world quality guidebooks. 

Order a copy here:

https://www.shopdownwindsports.com/collections/climbing-guidebooks/products/an-ice-climbers-guide-to-michigans-upper-peninsula

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Classic Climbing Routes at Michigan

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
WI5
 27
Dairyland
Ice
WI5
 36
The Amphitheater
TR, Ice
WI3+
 62
The Dryer Hose (aka Life's a Pitch)
Ice
WI3-4
 45
Sweet Mother Moses
Ice
WI3
 31
Giddy Up
Ice
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 60
Potato Chips
TR
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 45
Black Buttress
TR
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 26
27. Beyond Hell, Above Heaven
Sport 2 pitches
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 29
32a. Queen Bee
Sport
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 47
Rocket Man
TR
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 30
The Pinacle
Trad, TR
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 76
Doug's Roof
TR
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 47
11. Between A Block And A Hard…
Sport
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 30
5. Scrotum
Sport
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a
 17
12. Dripping With Cooties
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Dairyland Upper Peninsula > Munising > Sand Point Rd to Mine…
 27
WI5 Ice
The Amphitheater Upper Peninsula > Munising > Sand Point Rd to Mine…
 36
WI5 TR, Ice
The Dryer Hose (aka Life's… Upper Peninsula > Munising > Sand Point Rd to Mine…
 62
WI3+ Ice
Sweet Mother Moses Upper Peninsula > Munising > Sand Point Rd to Mine…
 45
WI3-4 Ice
Giddy Up Upper Peninsula > Munising > Sand Point Rd to Mine…
 31
WI3 Ice
Potato Chips Lower Peninsula > Grand Ledge (ak… > Top Rope
 60
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b TR
Black Buttress Lower Peninsula > Grand Ledge (ak… > Top Rope
 45
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a TR
27. Beyond Hell, Above Heaven Upper Peninsula > Silver Mountain > Main Wall
 26
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport 2 pitches
32a. Queen Bee Upper Peninsula > Silver Mountain > Main Wall
 29
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Rocket Man Lower Peninsula > Grand Ledge (ak… > Top Rope
 47
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b TR
The Pinacle Upper Peninsula > … > Presque Isle > Pinnacle area
 30
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, TR
Doug's Roof Lower Peninsula > Grand Ledge (ak… > Top Rope
 76
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b TR
11. Between A Block And A… Upper Peninsula > Silver Mountain > Main Wall
 47
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
5. Scrotum Upper Peninsula > Marquette (and… > Suicide
 30
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
12. Dripping With Cooties Upper Peninsula > Silver Mountain > Main Wall
 17
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a Sport
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