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Munising Rock Climbing 


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Location: 46.41, -86.6499 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: jon jugenheimer, Jason Schneider, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: jon jugenheimer on Nov 14, 2006
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Description 

Munising Michigan is THE place in the Midwest to ice climb. Routes up to 200 feet high form right out of Lake Superior, with not a single ice climb rated below WI3. There are over 150 climbs in a 20+ mile long shoreline (including Grand Island) with many, many climbs rated WI5 and a lot rated WI6 and higher.

Getting There 

Munising is located along Lake Superior in Michigan's Upper Peninsula about 30 miles east of Marquette.

Climbing Season



Weather station 1.3 miles from here

29 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',5],['3 Stars',11],['2 Stars',9],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]
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Classic Climbing Routes in Munising

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Munising:
The Dryer Hose (aka Life's a Pitch)   WI3+     Ice, 1 pitch, 60'   Sand Point Road to Miners C...
Dairyland   WI5     Ice, 150'   Sand Point Road to Miners C...
HMR   WI5     Ice, 1 pitch, 160'   Grand Portal Point
Suck it up   WI4     TR, Ice, 1 pitch, 80'   Sand Point Road to Miners C...
Sweet Mother Moses   WI3-4     Ice, 1 pitch, 75'   Sand Point Road to Miners C...
Giddy Up   WI3-     Ice, 1 pitch   Sand Point Road to Miners C...
The Amphitheater   WI5     TR, Ice, 1 pitch, 65'   Sand Point Road to Miners C...
East Channel Climbs   WI4-5     Trad, TR, Ice, 1 pitch, 60'   Grand Island
The Curtains   WI3-4     TR, Ice, 1 pitch, 30'   Sand Point Road to Miners C...
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Featured Route For Munising
Rock Climbing Photo: Location relative to Grand Portal Point

HMR WI5  Michigan : Munising : Grand Portal Point
A very spectacular route frozen to the bluff above Lake Superior. We saw a picture of this route in a guide, but it wasn't named. Top roped it by lowering in from the top 2/2012 and it was in good shape and in all the way to the water line with no shelf ice. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in Michigan

Photos of Munising Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Twin Towers Climb, Pictured Rocks NL
BETA PHOTO: Twin Towers Climb, Pictured Rocks NL
Rock Climbing Photo: An older map of mine that shows the ice climbs fro...
BETA PHOTO: An older map of mine that shows the ice climbs fro...
Rock Climbing Photo: Joe Mucci leading the classic Dairyland. WI5, the ...
BETA PHOTO: Joe Mucci leading the classic Dairyland. WI5, the ...
Rock Climbing Photo: Grand Island, Michigan State Outdoor club visiting...
Grand Island, Michigan State Outdoor club visiting...
Rock Climbing Photo: Grand Island 2015
Grand Island 2015
Rock Climbing Photo: Another map of mine that shows the ice climbs from...
BETA PHOTO: Another map of mine that shows the ice climbs from...

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By Jay Knower
Administrator
From: Campton, NH
Nov 17, 2006
Is it true that no dry tooling is allowed in Munising? I had heard one such rumor.
By Joe Mucci
From: Bristol, NH
Nov 17, 2006
The park service discourages drytooling but it's not that big of a deal; in Munising the rock is more sand than stone. You just kind of scratch through the stuff. If it were harder sandstone, kind of like the sandstone at the RRG, Munising would be a household name in the climbing community. Super-steep overhanging cliffs with all kinds of daggers hanging down. Oh well. The ice is fantastic though and the # of routes is much greater than what's in the guidebooks. Plus there are NO crowds as long as you stay away from the Curtains/Dryer Hose area.
By jon jugenheimer
Administrator
From: Madison
Feb 1, 2007
There is a new guidebook to the ice climbs of the area being released this weekend during the ice fest (2/2-2/4). They will sell for $15. 40 pages of color photos and beta. You can get one this weekend or by emailing me at jugenj24@uwosh.edu
By jon jugenheimer
Administrator
From: Madison
Dec 8, 2012
The third edition of the guide to the area will be released this winter. 140 pages, full color, a history written by the early pioneers, 98 named routes with GPS locations, some awesome route photos and maps to the area and a forward by Raphael Slawinski. It will sell for $25 bucks. Available January 2013. Get it at Downwind Sports in Marquette, MI.
By jon jugenheimer
Administrator
From: Madison
Dec 31, 2016
vimeo.com/ondemand/michiganice

The link above brings you to the Michigan Ice Film movie. Released in 2016, and downloadable via vimeo it will give you some history of the region, the local flavor and inspiring footage to get after it!
By Michael Behrend
From: East Lansing, MI
Jan 5, 2017
Where can I get a guidebook and for how much?
By jon jugenheimer
Administrator
From: Madison
Jan 5, 2017
Downwind sports in Marquette. They are $25 bucks if I remember correctly.