Submitted by: jon jugenheimer
DescriptionMunising 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.
more routes coming soon.
Getting ThereMunising is located along Lake Superior in Michigan's Upper Peninsula about 30 miles east of Marquette.
Joe Mucci leading the classic Dairyland. WI5, the must do in the area
An older map of mine that shows the ice climbs from Sand Point area to Miners Castle, map updated winter 2006/07
Another map of mine that shows the ice climbs from Mosquito Beach to Twelve Mile Beach. Updated winter 06/07.
Note: A lot more climbs are not on this map, I will take a new photo someday and upload it to MP.
Munising and the surrounding area are also great fun during the warmer months.
CommentsJay Knower Nov 17, 2006
Is it true that no dry tooling is allowed in Munising? I had heard one such rumor.
Joe Mucci 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.
jon jugenheimer 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 email@example.com
jon jugenheimer 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.
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