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AAA Walls, The 1 / 10 / 8 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 19
Cliff's Ridge (aka Marquette Mtn) 7 / 0 / 23 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 23
Echo Lake 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Glenda's Pile 1 / 7 / 5 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 11
Hogback Mountain 7 / 0 / 7 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 9
Little Presque Isle 0 / 0 / 0 / 6 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 6
Marquette Ice Climbing 1 / 0 / 6 / 0 / 8 / 0 / 4 / 0 / 8
Phil's Hill 0 / 0 / 6 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 7
Presque Isle 0 / 0 / 2 / 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 5
R.O.T.C. Rock 3 / 0 / 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3
Sand Lot, The 0 / 0 / 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Slugg's Bluff (Palmer) 6 / 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 6
Sugarloaf Mountain 2 / 0 / 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3
Suicide 0 / 10 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 10
Top of the world 1 / 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
West Harlow Peak 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Wetmore Beach 0 / 0 / 0 / 7 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 7

Description

Marquette is the epicenter for climbing in Michigan. The area offers over 100 routes and hundreds of boulder problems. There are a few areas containing most of the routes, but there are also many smaller crags with 2 or 3 worthy routes hidden in the woods. Most routes are under fifty feet with easy top rope set ups but there are both sport and trad lines that will challenge hardened climbers from anywhere. Though the area is not a climbing destination by its self the area is beautiful and has many reasons to visit, it just so happens that you can get some amazing routes in while here.

For more information or a recently published guide book you can contact Down Wind Sports or Switchback

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Classic Climbing Routes at Marquette

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
V2 5+
 3
Ledge block and traverse boulder
Boulder
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 9
7. Cheese And Crackers
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 3
Hanging with Hornets
Trad, TR
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
 7
13. Classic Crack
Trad, TR
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 6
6. Stairway To Heaven
Sport
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 3
Pump'n the Gardner
Trad, TR
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13
 10
6. Fine Wine
Sport
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 8
11. Dirty Girl
Sport, TR
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
 11
8. 5th Grade Science Project
Sport
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
 4
12. Flight Of The Gumbies
Sport
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 17
The Pinacle
TR
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 10
5. Scrotum
Sport
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 8
8. Carbo Boy
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 3
to many lady bugs
Trad, TR
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 3
11. Finger Lick'n Good
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Ledge block and traverse bo… Wetmore Beach
 3
V2 5+ Boulder
7. Cheese And Crackers AAA Walls
 9
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Hanging with Hornets Hogback Mtn
 3
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, TR
13. Classic Crack Cliff's Ridge (aka Ma…
 7
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c Trad, TR
6. Stairway To Heaven Suicide
 6
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Pump'n the Gardner Slugg's Bluff (Palmer)
 3
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad, TR
6. Fine Wine AAA Walls
 10
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13 Sport
11. Dirty Girl Glenda's Pile
 8
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport, TR
8. 5th Grade Science Project Suicide
 11
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Sport
12. Flight Of The Gumbies AAA Walls
 4
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Sport
The Pinacle Presque Isle > Pinacle area
 17
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b TR
5. Scrotum Suicide
 10
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
8. Carbo Boy AAA Walls
 8
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
to many lady bugs Hogback Mtn
 3
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Trad, TR
11. Finger Lick'n Good AAA Walls
 3
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
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Casey Erin
San Diego, CA
Casey Erin   San Diego, CA
Love to see that there are some more routes being listed on mp for Michigan. Can't wait to get back there in the spring! Oct 21, 2009
Hi there to all Marquette climbers.

So after years and years of climbing history in Marquette, it's time for a guidebook. I'll be working with many local climbers to compile all knowledge of the local crags, beta, and ethics. If you have any information that you would like to share, or concerns about climbing in the area please contact me so we can be sure to put together a great resource.

Cheers,
Jason Jan 19, 2010
P.K.  
Any update on the progess of the guidebook for Marquette? Sep 30, 2010
Brandon Snyder
Marquette MI
Brandon Snyder   Marquette MI
for anyone wanting to climb in the marquette area there is a guidebook for sale that can be found at downwind sports. there are lots of good routes that are not listed here and the book is a good resource for anyone wanting to know about the local ethics. Dec 27, 2010
Juggler  
To All Chicago Area Climbers:

I am looking for partners to go to Marquette and other locations(Jackson Falls, DL, The Red, Marquette, 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). :) May 31, 2011
Daniel Park
Huntersville, NC
Daniel Park   Huntersville, NC
I'm planning to climb the North Ridge (5.8) on the Grand Teton second week of June. The climbing ranger said it would be covered in snow and ice so some dry tooling would be involved.

Can anyone please recommend good places to practice dry tooling in the Marquette area?

Thank you! Apr 17, 2012
Any recommendations on camping around Marquette? Feb 14, 2014

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