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L to R R to L Alpha
Between a Block and a Hard Place S 
Buck Angel Crack T 
Carpe Dildo T 
Crack Debit or Credit S 
Don't Worry, Bzzz Happy S 
Large Crack, The T 
Mosquito Bait 
Resurrection (historically known as "Hooters") T 
Single Bolt slab T 
Sneaking Past the Guard 
Sport Route, The S 
That Shitty Mossy Crack T 
Welcome to the 906 S 
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Silver Mountain Rock Climbing 

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A large basalt bluff in the heart of the Ottawa National Forest. Many routes has grown over with Lichen, but the area is home to possibly the best sport route west of Marquette. No camping allowed.

Getting There 

From 41, head west bound on M38 until you cross the Sturgeon River. Signs for Silver will lead you the rest of the way down Forest Service roads. Road conditions can be variable.

Climbing Season

For the All Locations area.

Weather station 15.3 miles from here

13 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Silver Mountain

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Silver Mountain:
The Large Crack   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 65'   
The Sport Route   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c PG13     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
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Buck Angel Crack 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a  Michigan : Silver Mountain
This route starts directly below the short section of fist crack 8' off the ground and 10' right of the bolts on Resurrection. Climb through the fist crack to a mantel of sorts, which gains you access to great gear in the finger crack above. Bust a move left through a compression sequence followed by a devious crux that is equal parts power and balance. Once through the crux you will be rewarded with good gear and eventually a no hands rest. The rest of the route is more moderate, around 10+...[more]   Browse More Classics in Michigan

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Rock Climbing Photo: Toproping P1 of the Multi-Pitch Route.
Toproping P1 of the Multi-Pitch Route.
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Multi pitch route

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By climbing2man
From: Marquette, Mi
Sep 10, 2014
There are tons of more routes here! They are just not logged online. Two awesome. Multi-pitch routes are also here at Silver!
By jon jugenheimer
From: Madison
Sep 23, 2015
This place is a gem for the Midwest! Get there, climb and help keep the routes clean!
By Mike Robinson
From: Boulder, CO
May 31, 2016
I'll second Jon's comment. Quite a gem of a crag with a bunch of quality routes for people driving thru or trying to make a weekend out of it. A bit buggy in the spring and we all pulled ticks off of us... But that's all apart of da YOOP experience huh?
By jon jugenheimer
From: Madison
Jul 12, 2016
I just learned that Paul and Liz, long time developers at Silver will be updating this MP page soon as well as releasing a printed guide on or before the Climb UP fest this September. Great news as this place is deserving of a proper, up to date, error free guide for us climbers to all enjoy! I can't wait to get my hands on a copy and see this database updated as well.
By ppeppin64
Sep 11, 2016
A rough draft of the updated guide is now available. Email to for pdf. A final draft will be done after Climb UP, when there is a better grade consensus. Pictures and Maps to come as well. MP will be updated soon as well. Sorry for the wait!

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