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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...

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.
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