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Description

This a listing of all rope routes at Grand Ledge. Add boulder problems to that sub-area. 

Sunny sandstone crag in the lower peninsula of Michigan right on the Grand River. The cliff is 40ish feet tall and offers bouldery, challenging routes. Classic rope routes include:

Chips: 5.7

Black Buttress: 5.9

Doug's Roof: 5.10

Rocket Man: 5:10

Intimidator: 5.11

Cowabunga: 5.11

Ragged Edge: 5.12

The cliff faces south and receives sun most of the day with the majority of wind blocked as well. It exists in Oak Park, which is managed by the city of Grand Ledge.  Fitzgerald Park, across the river, does not allow climbing at any time for any reason and was part of the concession the climbing community accepted for continued access at Oak Park. While the rock quality is pretty good on established classics, other areas can be quite chossy, so be careful.

Unique Rules to Grand Ledge:

(1) No lead climbing.

(2) Must place carpet below your anchors to protect cliff from erosion. You will see how soft the rock is and all the marking from webbing and rope.

(3) No Rappelling.

(4) No alcohol. 

(5) No top roping over the Ballerina Bulge or west of the signs near the overlook.

58 Total Climbs

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Classic Climbing Routes at Top Rope

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 40
Mossy Gully
TR
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 66
Potato Chips
TR
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 31
Peek-a-boo
TR
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 42
Brachiator
TR
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 47
Black Buttress
TR
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 28
Pigeon Shit
TR
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 51
Rocket Man
TR
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 83
Doug's Roof
TR
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 29
Ludwig's Dude
TR
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 19
Century Club
TR
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 5
Astral Projection
TR
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 19
Intimidator
TR
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 12
Despondecy Direct
TR
5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
 11
Ragged Edge
TR
5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
 4
Despondecy Direct Natural
TR
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Mossy Gully
 40
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b TR
Potato Chips
 66
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b TR
Peek-a-boo
 31
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a TR
Brachiator
 42
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a TR
Black Buttress
 47
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a TR
Pigeon Shit
 28
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a TR
Rocket Man
 51
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b TR
Doug's Roof
 83
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b TR
Ludwig's Dude
 29
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b TR
Century Club
 19
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b TR
Astral Projection
 5
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c TR
Intimidator
 19
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c TR
Despondecy Direct
 12
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a TR
Ragged Edge
 11
5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b TR
Despondecy Direct Natural
 4
5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b TR
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