Elevation: 1,073 ft
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Shared By: P P on Dec 22, 2019
Admins: Brandon Snyder, P P, John Miller

Description

Yooper country. The UP has an excellent assortment of both rock climbing and ice climbing. The majority of the rock climbing in 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

Getting There

First right above the bridge.

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

Safety

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

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.
WI3-4
 53
The Curtains
TR, Ice
WI5
 31
Dairyland
Ice
WI5
 37
The Amphitheater
TR, Ice
WI3+
 71
The Dryer Hose (aka Life's a Pitch)
Ice
WI3-4
 50
Sweet Mother Moses
Ice
WI3
 34
Giddy Up
Ice
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 38
22. Crack Debit Or Credit
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 61
11. Between A Block And A Hard…
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 36
27. Beyond Hell, Above Heaven
Sport 2 pitches
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 38
32a. Queen Bee
Sport
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 39
The Pinacle
Trad, TR
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 33
5. Scrotum
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 29
8. Carbo Boy
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 26
25a. Golden Heart
Sport
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a
 24
12. Dripping With Cooties
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
The Curtains Munising > Sand Point Rd to Mine…
 53
WI3-4 TR, Ice
Dairyland Munising > Sand Point Rd to Mine…
 31
WI5 Ice
The Amphitheater Munising > Sand Point Rd to Mine…
 37
WI5 TR, Ice
The Dryer Hose (aka Life's… Munising > Sand Point Rd to Mine…
 71
WI3+ Ice
Sweet Mother Moses Munising > Sand Point Rd to Mine…
 50
WI3-4 Ice
Giddy Up Munising > Sand Point Rd to Mine…
 34
WI3 Ice
22. Crack Debit Or Credit Silver Mountain > Main Wall
 38
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
11. Between A Block And A… Silver Mountain > Main Wall
 61
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
27. Beyond Hell, Above Heaven Silver Mountain > Main Wall
 36
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport 2 pitches
32a. Queen Bee Silver Mountain > Main Wall
 38
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
The Pinacle Marquette (and… > Presque Isle > Pinnacle area
 39
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, TR
5. Scrotum Marquette (and… > Suicide
 33
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
8. Carbo Boy Marquette (and… > Big Bay > AAA Wall
 29
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
25a. Golden Heart Silver Mountain > Main Wall
 26
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
12. Dripping With Cooties Silver Mountain > Main Wall
 24
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a Sport
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