Routes in Cliff Dr. - Keweenaw County
|Attack of the Killer Bees T,TR 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a|
|Batteries Not Included T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|
|Brown Eyed Woman T,TR 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b|
|Bubblewrap Grips V3 6A|
|Catholic Girls TR 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a|
|Dandruff T,TR 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|
|Exothermic TR 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|
|Faceless Wander TR 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|
|Free To Roam Tower T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|
|God Jam'it T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a|
|Ice Fall T,TR 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|
|J.C. Superstar T,TR 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|
|Last Call For Alcohol T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Lie Detector T,TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Lip Traverse V1 5|
|Mossy Overhang V8 7B|
|Obsession T,TR 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|
|Obsession Direct T,S,TR 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Off the Scale S,TR 5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a|
|Patina Crimp Pinch V5 6C|
|Prow V2 5+|
|Rated P.G. S 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b|
|Rope-burn T,TR 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13|
|Shit Hooks T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a|
|Stoned Cold Liar TR 5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c|
|Stupid Human Tricks T,TR 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a|
|Tip Toes TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Tobacco Road T,TR 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|
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DescriptionSecluded, 20-150+ ft. grey basalt cliff outcroppings. Awesome climbing experience in the isolated Keweenaw Peninsula. Great beginner crags and a handful of classics for the seasoned vet. Be aware of the private property boundaries along Cliff Drive. Watch for poison ivy and ticks. These two nasties are not pervasive but present. Loose dogs can get skunked, porcupined, or picked up by the sheriff. Some of the approaches and/or climbs might be vegetated due to a lack of traffic. Fall colors are amazing. Hopefully the Aurora Borealis will put on a show if you're camping in the Keweenaw.
- Guidebook for this area exists - Published in the past by Michigan Technological University - Ridge Roamers Climbing Club; "Climber's Guide to the Keweenaw".
- If someone is/knows the First Ascent parties please contact Big-Time-Small-Timer.
There are approximately 66 known and documented routes at Cliff Drive.
Areas are listed in order as you would come across them driving northeast along Cliff Dr.
- Ice Fall Area (19 routes)
- Diamond Block (3 routes)
- Overkill Roof (Unknown)
- Brave Words Block (2 routes)
- Free to Roam Block (1 route)
- J.C. Area (17 routes)
- Obsession Area (20 rotues)
- Tower Area (4 routes)
Classic Climbing Routes at Cliff Dr. - Keweenaw County
Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
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