Grand Ledge

  • Grade context: US
  • Ascents: 235
  • Aka: Oak Park




The only available outdoor climbing in Michigan's Lower Peninsula.


A 300 foot long sandstone cliff rising to the height of about 40 feet.

Access issues

The ledges are located in the City of Grand Ledge's Oak Park. Make sure you climb only the ledges in the park and obey all park rules.


Approach cliffs from the top. To access the bottom follow the trail on the eastern edge of the park.


No lead climbing and no rappelling. Make sure to pad all anchors to protect the rock.


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Can also be done as a boulder problem. V7

Immediatly to the right of the "The Nose." Use the crimpy holds while avoiding anything on the nose. Use the large tree at the top for an anchor.

Follow the protrusion of rock directly to the right of the slight overhang. Toprope anchors should be set from the large tree at the top.

Avoid the holds on The Nose.

Start on the side of the overhang to the left of Extension. Avoid the holds on Extension and climb up to the small ledge. Lots of webbing is needed on for anchoring of the trees.

Climb onto the large block and follow the large crack to the top.

Directly to the left of Beginner's Corner. Climb the dirty crack to the top.

One of the best climbs at Grand Ledge. Take the dihedral on the left up to the roof. Use the flakes to pull out of the roof and head straight for the anchors.

Two chains are located at the top for anchoring.

Start in the crack midway between Potato Chips and the end of the face. Traverse to the right to the flakes and continue upward.

One of the best climbs at the ledges. Use the crack to head up to the right to the flaky face.

Directly to the left of Potato Chips. Follow the crack left to a slight overhang.

Use the crack while stemming the corner.

Climb the arete near Mossy Gully.

Start under the ledge with the sapling and navigate yourself around the ledge to the left and up onto it. From there continue on up to the top.

Between Root Route and Ultimate Bushwack. Start in the slanted crack and transition onto the face.

Directly to the left of Material Implications. Climb to the left of the little ledge and then continue to the top of the route.


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