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Phil's Hill is a small 20-25 ft crag hidden in the forest off the "Railroad Grade" road/trail across from Marquette Mountain Ski Area. The rock provides nice steep crimpy climbing with fun moves. NOTE - The given ratings are for "on sight" top-rope ascents. Most of the routes are a bit beta-intensive and feel easier once you are familiar with the routes and holds.
The crag is off the right side of Hwy 553 as you head south from town. When the leaves are out, the crag is not visible until you are standing at it's base. From Hwy 553, Make a right turn onto the “railroad grade", a dirt trial/road that crosses the highway just before you drop down the hill to Marquette Mountain ski area. The condition of the "railroad grade" varies from year to year. Drive approx 0.3 mile or as far as you can and park along the side – do not block the road or mountain bike trails. The obscure access trail to the crag skirts to the left of a depression on the north side of the road.
7 Total Routes
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Phil's Hill:
Unnamed boulder V2-3 5+ Boulder, 10'
Left 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c TR, 24'
Far Right 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a TR, 24'
That 10 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a TR, 24'
Center 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b TR, 24'
Between the Lines 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c TR, 24'
Tree Route 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a TR, 24'
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