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CLIMBING ON UP—There plenty of opportunities to climb and be in the outdoors in the U.P., and none might be better than the opportunity to ice climb with this introduction class. Photo courtesy of Hannah Smith.

U.P. offers climbing opportunities year-round

Hannah Smith, Contributing Writer March 11, 2022

For most people, frozen waterfalls are something to gaze in glory and enjoy from the base of the falls. However, others will stand at the base with ice picks in their hands, crampons on their feet and...

Photo courtesy of Paul Mcsorley
PRO CLIMBING— An ice climber takes a breath during an ice climb in Munising, Michigan. January through March are typically the best times to ice climb in the U.P.

A moment with pro ice climber Paul Mcsorley

Peter Smedley February 18, 2021

The choice to have Michigan Ice Fest did not come easily for many of the climbers involved. Ice climbing provides a unique, temporary means of climbing that can only be done during certain times of the...

Photo courtesy of  David Hixenbaugh
COLD CLIMBING— RE253, intro to ice climbing is offered twice a year during the winter semester. Students travel to Munising and learn how to ice climb in the field.

COLD CLIMBING-- RE253, intro to ice climbing is offered twice a year during the winter semester. Students travel to Munising and learn how to ice climb in the field.

Ice climbing course keeps students active in chilling winter

Sophia Huhta February 17, 2021

As winter rages on and temperatures drop into the single digits, students may find it harder and harder to get outside and be active. But the students in RE253 Introduction to Ice Climbing take the cold...

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ALMOST THERE—Junior environmental studies and sustainability major, Hailey Pampreen, follows routes outlined on the Outdoor Recreation Center rock wall during Women on the Wall event on Sunday, Feb. 9.

Women on the Wall

Ashley Beronja February 13, 2020

Basketballs bounced and sneakers squeaked on the floor as rock climbers dashed up the multi-colored wall, strapped in their harnesses. On Feb. 9, the NMU Outdoor Recreation Center (ORC) hosted the...

Photo by Scott Crady courtesy of Georgia Harrison: Joseph Thill climbing at the AAA wall in Marquette.

SSCC: Northern’s contribution to Marquette’s climbing scene

Noah Hausmann November 9, 2017

Whether you’re a beginner who can only make your way up the easy route at your gym’s rock wall, you’re a seasoned veteran who can scale any rock that you step in front of or you’re somewhere in-between,...

Outdoor recreation clubs premiere climbing film

Amanda Monthei November 8, 2012

To maintain the summer and fall climbing excitement, the South Superior Climbing Club (SSCC) will be partnering with organizations from all over the Midwest for Sender Films’ Reel Rock Film Tour movie...

Climb U.P. brings together veteran and beginner climbers

Amanda Monthei October 4, 2012

The South Superior Climbing Club (SSCC) and Down Wind Sports sponsored the annual Climb U.P. rock-climbing event last weekend, a four-day climbing event for local climbers. The event is a once-a-year...

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