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Routes in Sand Point Road to Miners Castle

Amphitheater, The TR WI5
Big Pine Pillar WI3
Boreas/Khione WI3-4
Curtains, The TR WI3-4
Dairyland WI5
Dryer Hose (aka Life's a Pitch), The WI3+
Giddy Up WI3-
Good Bad and Ugly WI3-4
Hi Ho Silver WI5
Insignificant Curtains TR WI3
Intersection Falls WI3
Left Soda Straw WI4
Little One T,TR WI3
Midnight Rambler WI3+
Mini Me TR WI3
No Boundries T,TR WI4
Sand Point Falls WI3
Strawberry Daze WI4
Suck it up TR WI4
Sunny Day WI2
Sweet Mother Moses WI3-4
Three Sisters WI2-3
Twin Falls T,TR WI3
Yooper Groove T WI4
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Type: Ice, 60 ft
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Shared By: James Schroeder on Dec 9, 2006
Admins: jon jugenheimer, Paul Peppin

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This is a super classic pillar of ice located between "The Curtains" and "The Ampitheater". If you want classic ice climbing in Munising, but aren't up for long approaches, this is the route for you.

The top access (up or down) for Dryer Hose is located around the corner to the west of the route.

If memory serves me the trail is by the third 35 MPH sign as one is walking West from the parking lot at the end of Sand Point Road by the beach...


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Jay Knower
Campton, NH
Jay Knower   Campton, NH  
That's a lame description for a classic climb... Dec 12, 2006
James Schroeder
Sauk County, WI
James Schroeder   Sauk County, WI  
Agreed, it's a work in progress. Thanks for calling me out in public though... Dec 12, 2006
Jay Knower
Campton, NH
Jay Knower   Campton, NH  
This route is The Fang of the upper Midwest. A classic all the way. You can't call yourself a Midwestern ice climber (can you anyway?) without an ascent of this route. Sep 13, 2007
Jay Knower
Campton, NH
Jay Knower   Campton, NH  
As for James and me...we go way back. Feb 6, 2008
James Schroeder
Sauk County, WI
James Schroeder   Sauk County, WI  
Yes Jay and I do go way back and as such I forgive him for his comment... Feb 6, 2008
Troy Russell
Fenton, MI
Troy Russell   Fenton, MI
Great climb.

Hike in isn't ridiculously long, nor is the access to top-rope. Just rather hilly.

Access point involves a little climb over and through the woods. Dec 30, 2011
Bogdan P
Boulder, CO
Bogdan P   Boulder, CO
I know the guidebook (and this page) says otherwise, but based on my experience and how much rope we used to top rope this route is under 50'. Jan 21, 2015
jon jugenheimer
Madison, WI
jon jugenheimer   Madison, WI  
You are right, the Guidbook embellishes just a weeee bit on lengths and grades of some of the routes, something that will hopefully get cleaned up if there is ever a next edition. OR, maybe, it was a heavy snow year when you were there last ;) May 27, 2016

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