Secluded, 20-150+ ft. grey basalt cliff outcroppings. Awesome climbing experience in the isolated Keweenaw Peninsula. Great beginner crags and a handful of classics for the seasoned vet. Be aware of the private property boundaries along Cliff Drive. Watch for poison ivy and ticks. These two nasties are not pervasive but present. Loose dogs can get skunked, porcupined, or picked up by the sheriff. Some of the approaches and/or climbs might be vegetated due to a lack of traffic. Fall colors are amazing. Hopefully the Aurora Borealis will put on a show if you're camping in the Keweenaw.
There are approximately 66 known and documented routes at Cliff Drive.
Areas are listed in order as you would come across them driving northeast along Cliff Dr.
- Ice Fall Area (19 routes)
- Diamond Block (3 routes)
- Overkill Roof (Unknown)
- Brave Words Block (2 routes)
- Free to Roam Block (1 route)
- J.C. Area (17 routes)
- Obsession Area (20 rotues)
- Tower Area (4 routes)
Head to da U.P. eh! Drive past Calumet and into Ahmeek to the turn left for Cliff Drive. Approach time 15-40 minutes depending on going to the base or top of climbs/cliffband. Make sure to park as best you can off the road and not be a traffic hazard.
23 Total Routes
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Cliff Dr. - Keweenaw County:
Catholic Girls 5.5 4b 13 IV+ MS 4a TR, 95'
Ice Fall 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 95'
Tobacco Road 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 30'
Free To Roam Tower 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
Batteries Not Included 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b Trad, Sport, 2 pitches, 130'
Obsession 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b Trad, TR, 95'
J.C. Superstar 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 125'
Exothermic 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b TR, 50'
Stoned Cold Liar 5.8- 5b 16 VI- VS 4c TR, 1 pitch, 70'
Last Call For Alcohol 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
Lie Detector 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 70'
Tip Toes 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c TR, 1 pitch, 35'
Obsession Direct 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c Trad, Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 95'
Attack of the Killer Bees 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 60'
God Jam'it 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 50'
Stupid Human Tricks 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 40'
Shit Hooks 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 65'
Rope-burn 5.10 6b 20 VII- E2 5b PG13 Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 30'
Rated P.G. 5.10 6b 20 VII- E2 5b Sport, 1 pitch, 35'
Off the Scale 5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII E4 6a Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 75'
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