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ALWAYS CLIMBING — Slugs Bluff became the first climber-owned rock-climbing area last year and this years first Slug Fest is a celebration of that milestone. The festival will include programs for climbers as well as community volunteer projects to continue the legacy of stewardship of Slugs Bluff.
Photo courtesy of John Miller.

Climbers gear up to scale Slug’s Bluff

Katarina Rothhorn September 20, 2023

This weekend, Sept. 22-24, nearly 100 people will gather in Palmer, Michigan at an 80-foot-tall quartzite cliff known as Slug’s Bluff to celebrate the inaugural Slug Fest with rock climbing gear, yoga...

CLIMB HIGH — A climber scales up Slug’s Bluff, an 80-foot tall quartzite cliff located in the Upper Peninsula. Slug’s Bluff is the first climber-owned area in Michigan, with the Upper Peninsula Climbers Coalition recently being gifted the land.

Upper Peninsula Climbers Coalition gifted Slug’s Buff

Andie Balenger September 26, 2022

The Upper Peninsula Climbers Coalition (UPCC) has become the owner of a climbing area in Palmer, MI, making the property the first climber-owned land in Michigan, according to a recent UPCC press release. The...

SCALING UPWARD—A pair of South Superior Climbing Club members climbing in the Marquette area. The club offers plenty of experiences for those looking to get into rock climbing. Photo courtesy of Micah Carroll.

South Superior Climbing Club gives students rock climbing experiences

Dallas Wiertella, Staff Writer November 18, 2021

The South Superior Climbing Club is a club at Northern Michigan University that facilitates rock climbing experiences for interested students or experienced climbers year round. If a NMU student wishes...

Photo courtesy of John Miller

NICE CLIMB - Climbing is an outdoor sport that has been increasing in popularity. Marquette offers climbers of all experience levels places to climb year round, whether on the rocks or on the ice. The Gym-to-Crag event will help educate those transitioning from an indoor climbing to an outdoor climbing experience.

Virtual event educates climbers on sustainable climbing

Joad Blaauw-Hara March 2, 2021
On Wednesday, March 3, the Gym-to-Crag: UP Climbing Community event will take place, educating climbers on switching from indoor climbing to outdoor climbing.
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,...

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