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Elevation: 1,073 ft 327 m
GPS: 46.20863, -87.44438
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Yooper country. The UP has an excellent assortment of both rock climbing and ice climbing. The majority of the rock climbing is from Marquette and to the West. The predominate rock types are Basalt, Quartzite, and Granite/Gneiss. For ice climbing, the destination spot is Munising, MI, which is home to the oldest ice climbing festival in the Country (Michigan Ice Fest). There are 100s of ice routes, many of which are 150’+ in length. Also, given our latitude, we tend to have climbable ice from late November until late April.

The Upper Peninsula has two excellent guidebooks, both of which can be purchased from Down Wind Sports. There is an ice climbing guidebook and a rock climbing guidebook. 

As with any area, we have unique access issues. Consider donating to the Upper Peninsula Climbers’ Coalition, which is the regional affiliate of the Access Fund. The UPCC presently works with more than 20 landowners to secure sustainable and accessible crags. 

Classic UP Crags Include:

Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore

Silver Mountain

Presque Isle

Cliff's Ridge

Slugg's Bluff

Carney Crag

Suicide


AAA

Railroad to Nowhere

Sugarloaf

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First right above the bridge.

For more info contact Down Wind Sports  http://downwindsports.com/mainSite/

Safety

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In the warmer seasons, some UP areas are home to ticks. This is especially true in the southern and western crags (Carney, Section 18, Silver, and others). Do tick checks. 

Local Climbing Organization - Access Fund

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Consider donating to the Upper Peninsula Climbers' Coalition. These are the folks that have fought hard to keep areas like Silver Mountain, AAA Wall, and Palmer accessible. This isn't easy, and it isn't cheap.  upperpeninsulaclimbing.com/


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Classic Climbing Routes at Upper Peninsula

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
WI5
 37
Dairyland
Ice
WI5
 40
The Amphitheater
TR, Ice
WI3+
 79
The Dryer Hose (aka Life's a Pitch)
Ice
WI5
 20
HMR
Ice
WI3-4
 58
Sweet Mother Moses
Ice
WI3
 35
Giddy Up
Ice
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 77
11. Between A Block And A Hard…
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 50
27. Beyond Hell, Above Heaven
Sport 2 pitches
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 58
32a. Queen Bee
Sport
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 43
The Pinacle
Trad, TR
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 37
5. Scrotum
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 34
8. Carbo Boy
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 35
25a. Golden Heart
Sport
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
 27
31. Footloose (aka The Sport Ro…
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 37
12. Dripping With Cooties
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Dairyland Munising > Sand Point Rd to Mine…
 37
WI5 Ice
The Amphitheater Munising > Sand Point Rd to Mine…
 40
WI5 TR, Ice
The Dryer Hose (aka Life's… Munising > Sand Point Rd to Mine…
 79
WI3+ Ice
HMR Munising > Mosquito Beach to Cha…
 20
WI5 Ice
Sweet Mother Moses Munising > Sand Point Rd to Mine…
 58
WI3-4 Ice
Giddy Up Munising > Sand Point Rd to Mine…
 35
WI3 Ice
11. Between A Block And A… Silver Mountain > Main Wall
 77
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
27. Beyond Hell, Above Heaven Silver Mountain > Main Wall
 50
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport 2 pitches
32a. Queen Bee Silver Mountain > Main Wall
 58
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
The Pinacle Marquette (and… > Presque Isle > Pinnacle area
 43
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad, TR
5. Scrotum Marquette (and… > Suicide
 37
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
8. Carbo Boy Marquette (and… > Big Bay > AAA Wall
 34
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
25a. Golden Heart Silver Mountain > Main Wall
 35
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
31. Footloose (aka The Spo… Silver Mountain > Main Wall
 27
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Sport
12. Dripping With Cooties Silver Mountain > Main Wall
 37
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
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