851 Bond St NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503  616-774-3100



Coto Paxi





        Mt. Elbrus USSR


                El Capitan

             Illiniza Sur           


Rock climbing is as safe as you make it. I will never forget many years ago when someone told me that they never buy or use “cheap” equipment. They then said “Cheap life, cheap gear. Good life, good gear.” As a result of this conversation we made the decision that we would never sell what we won’t personally use. You can be assured that whatever equipment you purchase from Higher Ground will be “Frank” quality or better. We have outfitted people to climb some of the greatest mountains  of the world. If the equipment we offer is good enough to bring customers and employees to the summits of these peaks you can rest assured they will be able to handle anything that you can throw at them. Below are just a few of the mountains we have outfitted for. Come on in before your next trip and  let us help you get ready for your next expedition. Whether it’s a trip to Grand Ledge or a run at Annapurna. we have the know how to outfit you for your trip.

This is what makes our Pro Shop so much different. Wherever your travels take you we can help make your trip safer, more comfortable and give you a better chance for success.


We only carry what we believe to be the best equipment from such manufacturers as Black Diamond, Arc’teryx, Trango, Sterling Ropes, Edelweiss, Metolius. We also carry a complete line of climbing footwear from such shoemakers as LaSportiva, 5.10, Evolv, Scarpa and Mad Rock. We are also have a special method of shoe fitting that makes us the number #1 shoe fitters in the USA.

So why should you come to us for your equipment? Good question! Because we always stand by our principles that if it’s not good enough for Frank then it’s not good enough for you. We use what we sell and we trust our lives to it everyday. We don’t just sell you a piece of gear, we know how it works and we will help you determine if it’s the best piece of gear for you and your adventures. Whether it’s a essential piece of protection or a belay biner. We bring you the best in climbing gear.

Don’t know what to get that someone special? Higher Ground now sells Gift Cards, Stop in or call us for details