Ice Climbing

Located on the picturesque shores of Lake Superior, Marquette County is a winter wonderland for outdoor enthusiasts. While it's known for its stunning natural beauty and outdoor activities throughout the year, winter transforms this area into a haven for ice climbers. Marquette offers a variety of ice climbing opportunities that cater to both beginners and experienced climbers. If you're seeking an adrenaline-pumping adventure in a pristine winter landscape, Marquette is the perfect destination for your ice climbing expedition.

The mecca of Midwest ice climbing and home to Michigan Ice Fest, Munising is less than 45 miles from Downtown Marquette, and worth the day trip. 


"Quietly nestled on the south shore of Lake Superior we have some of the country’s most outstanding ice climbing and for years it was a secret treasure no one had ever heard of! Then the secret got out. With the release of two major films featuring the area, climbers are beginning to discover what many of us have known for decades: Michigan climbing is great and the Michigan Ice Fest is at the center of it all."

Guides AND Equipment

Michigan Ice Fest Guides

Our guided rock climbing trips are a great way to experience the amazing summer in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Beautiful scenery... Read More

Downwind Sports

Premier Outdoor Gear retailer in downtown Marquette. Specializing in hiking, biking, paddling, climbing, camping gear, and more. Read More

Respect Marquette County

Follow these Leave No Trace principles when visiting to keep our forests, lakes, and natural spaces as special as when you found them.