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Red Ridge

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Red Ridge  


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Description 

The Red Ridge ice flow is a series of sandstone cliffs over looking Lake Superior. Unclimbable in the summer due to the looseness of the rock, in the winter large ice seeps form. The cliff band produces three major ice climbing areas- "Big Red", "Little Red", and Freda Falls. Access either comes from a forest road off of Freda road (CoRd S-554) or from walking the ice shelf in the winter. Belaying takes place on the lake. Conditions may be extremely cold and windy in the winter.

Getting There 

From Houghton, take Canal Rd W out of town. Turn left onto Liminga Rd, and continue past the Red Ridge dam. After approximately .75 miles, look for a gated forest road (unplowed), on the lake side of the road

Climbing Season



Weather station 15.8 miles from here

4 Total Routes

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Featured Route For Red Ridge
The Big Red flow, 2009

Big Red WI5 PG13  MI : Red Ridge
Big Red is the largest ice flow, containing many solid ice lines. The ice is vertical and challenging, containing very little natural features. Top out/set up can be very difficult due to the steep, sandy bluff atop the climb....[more]   Browse More Classics in MI

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By Joe "Big Boi" Osterman
From: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Dec 15, 2013
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