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Small crag with about 20 routes and around 75' tall. Most of the routes are tope roped due to poor limestone rock quality. Very easy access for anyone, so beware of non-climbers at the top of the cliffs.
There are a few bolts on top of the cliff but expect to build natural anchors off the trees up top.
From the University of Missouri - Columbia: Head south on S College Avenue crossing through the intersection with E Stadium Rd. College Avenue becomes S Rock Quarry Rd. Drive past the quarry and Capen Park is down a very short dirt road on your left.
1 minute approach from parking. Walk down to the creek to look up at the routes or just head to the top and drop your ropes if you know what you want to set up.
Weather station 0.8 miles from here
14 Total Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',9],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]
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Russian Vault 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c MO
: Capen Park
Start on the left facing flake that is located 10 feet left of the start of Mister Easy. Climb this and the slab above until you mantel onto a ledge beneath a large overhang. Step 5 feet left and then climb up into the vault. Angle back to the right on giant holds until reaching the top.It is possible to bypass the crux of this route by moving right on the aforementioned ledge and then climbing easier rock to the top....[more] Browse More Classics in MO
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By James Dolph
From: Columbia, MO
Nov 8, 2008
there are actually 38 posted routes at this park. i'll do my best to add them to mountain project. there is a sport crag located near the main cliff that has 10 sport routes on it ranging from 5.5 to 5.11. the main cliff has 28 routes and all of these can be found at
this should hold everyone over until i can get the routes posted