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Summer morning in Missouri.

Description 

Missouri has climbing? Of course it does! Much of our climbing is found along our many rivers and lakes and many of the bluffs face south, making most of them somewhat uncomfortable destinations in the summer. The rest of the year is great, though.


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Middle of the country.


269 Total Routes


['4 Stars',21],['3 Stars',106],['2 Stars',89],['1 Star',43],['Bomb',3]
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The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Missouri:
The Tennishoe Crack   V0 4     Boulder   Elephant Rocks State Park : Picnic area
Saddle Sore   V2 5+     Boulder   Swope Boulders : The Prow
Hans & Frans   V3 6A     Boulder   Swope Boulders : The Prow
The Last Rhino   V3-4 6A+     Boulder   Blue River Road - KC : South End Boulders
Sterno   V4 6B     Boulder, 7'   Elephant Rocks State Park : Picnic area
The Saint   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 55'   Trapper's Camp : Stealth Wall
Andromeda Sprain   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 2 pitches, 100'   Andromeda Sprain : The Andromeda Sprain Wall
Lefty   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 35'   Cliff Drive : Big and Small Crack Areas
Fish and Bits   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 55'   Trapper's Camp : Crescent Wall
Z Crack   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   Warsaw : The Washboard Area
Gary's Route   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 55'   Warsaw : The Washboard Area
Gomerwood   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   Warsaw : Funhouse Alcove
Chomping the Bit   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 30'   Cliff Drive : The Overhang
Double Undercling   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Warsaw : The Far Side
Ancient Sea Friends   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Providence
The Open Book   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 75'   Capen Park
Digital Trauma   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Warsaw : The Washboard Area
Enter the Dragon   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 55'   Trapper's Camp : Stealth Wall
Doctor Hook   5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 30'   Andromeda Sprain : The Andromeda Sprain Wall
Slimestone Cowboy   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 65'   Providence
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By John McMullen
From: El Portal, CA
Apr 25, 2009

Is Johnson's Shut-ins off limits to climbing? I used to climb there when I was a kid ... curious to know why it's not listed?

By Dan Rapp
Mar 8, 2011

Johnson shut inns is open to climbing from labor day-memorial day, you must have helmut, and fill out forms, rangers will check!

By haydefree
Aug 10, 2011

İs there any climber who live in branson??? I live in branson and ı cant find climbing wall or rock or partner!!!

By "J"
Aug 23, 2011

New to the KCMO area, in need of a climbing partner I am a solid 5.10* climber from NM and not sure how the climbs are really rated up here. I am around 180 pounds and I like to climb up (ha) so I may fall on you.
Any takers?

By Mike-R
From: springfield, Mo
Dec 27, 2011

Looking for a climbing partner to go crag hunting with me. I live in the Springfield area. The crag is 30 mins away from springfield. That's all I say. The crag is based on a topo map and needs to be explored. (found the cliff. Turns out you need a boat to get there across the river. Stay tune of more information)

By Eero46
Feb 20, 2012

Hey guys go check out the pickle springs area. I am trying to help develop the bouldering scene there.

mountainproject.com/v/pickle-springs-natural-area/107480944

By Mike-R
From: springfield, Mo
Apr 5, 2012

Any climbers going to trappers this weekend? I'm coming in from Springfield and it would be nice to know that others were around in case something happened.

By Paul Hutton
From: Jacksonville, NC
Dec 2, 2012

I'm home in Blue Springs for 2 weeks. I top rope and sport climb, wanting to get a handle on trad. I like any assortment of difficulty. I'm goin to check out some crag at a quarry near stadium drive today. Hit me up! 816-529-5284

Edit 03DEC2012: Mmk nvm, I mixed up Columbia's Stadium Dr with my KC's Stadium Dr! So don't make that mistake!

By Tapawingo
Dec 10, 2012

Hey, I had posted on the forums and didn't get any replies. Anyone going to be around Dec 23-30? I'll be in the KC area and either going to ibex or heading down to warsaw for a day. Let me know if you're interested, thanks!

By Paul Hutton
From: Jacksonville, NC
Dec 12, 2012

I'm itching to hit Capen Park tomorrow (Thursday 13th). Hit me up! 816-529-5284.

By DoNstamos
From: SLC/Detroit/Dragons
Dec 30, 2013

Hey, anyone know of any climbing around Osceola or Stockton lake? I know there is plenty of rock down there. Just wanted to know if anyone is putting up routes in the area. Gonna visit some family who live by Stockton come spring. Def wanna climb even if I have to rap bolt some FA's, but I figure I should ask the locals opinion first.
Thanks - DoNstamos