Houghton is located in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula and bordered on the east by Portage Township and Pilgrim, on the south by Hourontown and Isle Location and on the west by Dakota Heights. It is named after a copper discoverer Douglas Houghton. Many immigrants, European and Canadian arrived at the area to work in the copper mines and influenced its culture and cuisine. Houghton’s location is ideal for many outdoor recreations such as hockey, snowmobiling, hiking, mountain and road biking, climbing etc.
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Rock Climbing in Prusik Peak: Stanley-Burgner Route, Wenatchee, Washington USA
Prusik Peak is located at the Stuart Range of the Cascades and is one of the most amazing peaks of the Alpine Lakes Wilderness. It is considered to be a classic alpine rock climb in Washington State. Stanley-Burgner Route is one of the finest alpine climbs, with sustained and varied rock climbing.
The route offers six high quality pitches on a vertical rock and goes up on the South face of the peak. The top elevation of the mountain is at 8000 ft/2438 m and is suitable for climbing from April to October. The skill level required for this climb is grade III, class 5,9+. It can be combined with a two or three day adventure as part of a tour of the Enchantment Lakes.
Climbers can reach the peak in one day but a very good physical condition is essential. Once you reach the top, the view of the Enchantment Peaks and the Alpine Lakes, is amazing. If you visit Prusik Peak in early season, you will need an ice axe. Take a 196 ft/60 m rope, slings and a small rack with you.
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