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Marquette Rock Climbing 

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BETA PHOTO: Map of 550 Area (Hogback,Wetmore,Sugarloaf,ect.)


Marquette is the epicenter for climbing in Michigan. The area offers over 100 routes and hundreds of boulder problems. There are a few areas containing most of the routes, but there are also many smaller crags with 2 or 3 worthy routes hidden in the woods. Most routes are under fifty feet with easy top rope set ups but there are both sport and trad lines that will challenge hardened climbers from anywhere. Though the area is not a climbing destination by its self the area is beautiful and has many reasons to visit, it just so happens that you can get some amazing routes in while here.

For more information or a recently published guide book you can contact Down Wind Sports or Switchback

Climbing Season

Weather station 4.1 miles from here

87 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',10],['3 Stars',37],['2 Stars',33],['1 Star',7],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Marquette

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Marquette:
Cheese and Crackers    5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   The AAA Walls
Hanging with Hornets   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, TR   Hogback Mountain
Classic Crack   5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c     Trad, TR, 60'   Marquette Mtn
Arbor Day    5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 35'   Suicide
Fine Wine    5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a PG13     Sport, 1 pitch, 45'   The AAA Walls
Pump'n the Gardner   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 50'   Slugg's Bluff (Palmer)
Five Overhangs   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, TR   Marquette Mtn
The Slab   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, TR   Glenda's Pile
5th Grade Science Project   5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 35'   Suicide
The Pinacle   5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     TR   Presque Isle : The Pinacle area
Carboboy    5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   The AAA Walls
Scrotum    5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 35'   Suicide
to many lady bugs   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 60'   Hogback Mountain
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Featured Route For Marquette
Rock Climbing Photo: "Scrotum"

Scrotum 5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b  Michigan : Marquette : Suicide
This climb follows a nice thin slab to a crux dead point to a sloppy ledge with a jug on the far right (direct route and hardest). You may also follow the route left towards a piton and a awkward body jam to gain the fourth bolt. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in Michigan

Photos of Marquette Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Presque Isle Harbor
Presque Isle Harbor
Rock Climbing Photo: AAA
Rock Climbing Photo: Boulder found over by Harlow Lake in Marquette.  T...
Boulder found over by Harlow Lake in Marquette. T...
Rock Climbing Photo: Left Face of Marquette Mountain.
BETA PHOTO: Left Face of Marquette Mountain.
Rock Climbing Photo: Project Boulder on the back of little Presque.  15...
BETA PHOTO: Project Boulder on the back of little Presque. 15...
Rock Climbing Photo: Little Presque.  This place is dope.
BETA PHOTO: Little Presque. This place is dope.
Rock Climbing Photo: Erin salutes Marquette near Glenda's Pile
Erin salutes Marquette near Glenda's Pile
Rock Climbing Photo: Map of Ski Hill Area
BETA PHOTO: Map of Ski Hill Area
Rock Climbing Photo: West Harlow Area
BETA PHOTO: West Harlow Area

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By Casey Erin
From: San Diego, CA
Oct 21, 2009
Love to see that there are some more routes being listed on mp for Michigan. Can't wait to get back there in the spring!
By Jason Schneider
Jan 19, 2010
Hi there to all Marquette climbers.

So after years and years of climbing history in Marquette, it's time for a guidebook. I'll be working with many local climbers to compile all knowledge of the local crags, beta, and ethics. If you have any information that you would like to share, or concerns about climbing in the area please contact me so we can be sure to put together a great resource.

By P.K.
Sep 30, 2010
Any update on the progess of the guidebook for Marquette?
By Brandon Snyder
From: Marquette MI
Dec 27, 2010
for anyone wanting to climb in the marquette area there is a guidebook for sale that can be found at downwind sports. there are lots of good routes that are not listed here and the book is a good resource for anyone wanting to know about the local ethics.
By Juggler
May 31, 2011
To All Chicago Area Climbers:

I am looking for partners to go to Marquette and other locations(Jackson Falls, DL, The Red, Marquette, etc) with.

I have an Airplane and can fly us there. Please send me a PM if you want more details and the cost of sharing the flight expenses. Hope to meet a few of you soon. I can fit up to 4 climbers with me in the Cherokee 6(with room for gear). :)
By Daniel
From: Huntersville, NC
Apr 17, 2012
I'm planning to climb the North Ridge (5.8) on the Grand Teton second week of June. The climbing ranger said it would be covered in snow and ice so some dry tooling would be involved.

Can anyone please recommend good places to practice dry tooling in the Marquette area?

Thank you!
By jennicadkins
Feb 14, 2014
Any recommendations on camping around Marquette?

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