Marquette Mtn Rock Climbing
Blade Runner Direct
Quartzite, about 60' Predominantly top roped but there are a number of dicy trad leads to be had as well.
Trail around the left of the rock face leads up to set up top ropes. Most set ups require static lines or long webbing to sling trees.
County Rd 553 south-southwest'ish from Marquette (can get onto 553 from US41 or we took McClellan south from US41/M28). Drive past the ski hill around the corner. There will be a round-dome shaped house on the left (east) side of the rd kinda tucked in the trees and a radio tower - turn left onto the dirt road immediately after the round house - park by the tower maintenance building or the next little parking area - obvious trail northeast off the 2nd parking area. - 5 min hike to base of rock
Climbing Season For the Marquette area.
Weather station 4.1 miles from here
9 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Marquette Mtn
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Marquette Mtn:
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Early photo of Phil Watts on Right Side Roof.
Climber at the crux of Blade Runner.
BETA PHOTO: Leading the trade route (5.8)
From: Loveland, Co
Jun 22, 2008
Pretty much is good for all rates. Denise and I did a crack with a roof on a trad lead. Rock is solid but weeps with water in spots. Not much for giving beta on this one due to the fact we had no time to actually beta the route ourselves. But contact the local climbing shop and talk to them...bigtime help there.
Rock varies from 30ft to 100 ft of climbing with variations of slab, crack, roof, aretes I'd say. I would go back and do it again on the next trip out.
By Phil Watts
Sep 25, 2013
Much of the info on Marquette area rock climbing needs editorial work. Most of the early history is unknown by the individuals who have posted route info or at least not included. Other technical details are incorrect ... for example the rock at the "Marquette Mountain" crag (historically known as Cliff's Ridge Crag) is not granite, it is quartzite. What are the procedures for suggesting corrections? P Watts.