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Black Rocks Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: Brandon Snyder on May 10, 2009


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Josh McCreedy in the crux of The Traverse


Black Rocks has a few meanings to locals. Most commonly, it's the cliff jumping area (or the micro brewery) but it can als0 refer to the black volcanic rock that wraps half way around the park this band is home to a few fun boulder problems.

Getting There 

drive most of the way around the park and turn into a parking area on the right as you come down the hill

Climbing Season

For the Marquette area.

Weather station 4.1 miles from here

2 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

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Rock Climbing Photo: Josh McCreedy in the crux of The Traverse

The Traverse V6 7A  Michigan : Marquette : ... : Black Rocks
The test piece boulder problem for the Marquette area. It was done in the early 90's by Mike Moss at maybe V4, but a key hold had broken and it took another 4 years for Josh to piece it together. Start far right on your bum. With your hands on the lip of the overhang, drop below the lip and traverse 20 ft to your left till the overhang comes to an end and top out. Good luck....[more]   Browse More Classics in Michigan

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By MN norske
From: Henderson
Jul 17, 2014
I looked for this problem for three days on and off while visiting the area. I even bought the guide book for climbing in Marquette. I even had two locals (who were not climbers) read the description and they couldn't find it either. Where the hell is this thing?
By Blake Beddow
Jun 30, 2017
If you're looking for beta here's a video :

Unique moves on this problem make it great.

It's not hard to find. The description describes the approach perfectly.

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