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Providence

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Ancient Sea Friends S 
Both Get Hard On Top S 
Fist of Gold S 
Gold Nugget S 
Next Time, Send a Card S 
Nice Stems TR 
Prohibition T,S 
Providence Crack T 
Regurgitated Bird S 
Slimestone Cowboy S 
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Providence  


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Location: 38.8367, -92.4058 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: James Dolph on Nov 8, 2008
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Description 

Just a handful of climbs all rated 5.9 and up. Most climbs can be top-roped with long runners but there are a few bolted routes. Classic crack climb needing large cams as pro.

Getting There 

From Columbia: drive south of Columbia on Providence about 5 miles until you come to a river access sign to Providence landing. Follow the access signs to the parking lot. Head east from the parking lot on the KATY trail. Less than half a mile to the bluffs. Scramble up a steep trail to the base of the bluffs.

Climbing Season



Weather station 8.6 miles from here

10 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',9],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',4],['5.11',3],['5.12',3],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Providence:
Providence Crack   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   
Ancient Sea Friends   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Regurgitated Bird   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 50'   
Both Get Hard On Top   5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 45'   
Slimestone Cowboy   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 65'   
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Ancient Sea Friends 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b  MO : Providence
Climb the easy warm up slab, do some stretches on the ledge, and then wedge yourself in the dihedrel and get ready to hang on for the next 20 feet. The crux is very balancy and you will know it when you come to it! ...[more]   Browse More Classics in MO

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By James Dolph
From: Columbia, MO
Dec 4, 2011
i THINK you're referring to the line i sent back in 2008 called "Iron Clad 5.10a" (due to it's distinctive large iron deposit 1/2 way up the wall), re-named after it was bolted by Kevin Capps in 2010 "regurgitated bird 5.10c
By Jon B
From: Kittredge, CO
Dec 14, 2011
That big piece of iron/rock isn't there anymore. Not sure who took it out but it had to take some muscle!
By marcus floyd
From: columbia, mo
Feb 17, 2013
ok.No more than 9 up to first roof at the top of main dihedral. After which... the route turns into a beast...nothing like that which beginners know. Turn the roof and try to stagger into the upper dihedral or take the undercling to a small layback flake egde then reach up with the left to the main upper dihedral hold. With the left hand, press into the roof as you bring the right hand into a major undercling. thismajor undercling convertes to a left hand moving left, to better pinches, as the left foot walksupthe left lower face....At some ponint, you have to say fuc... and move your right hand to the last few hand holds. Topout using the sharp right edge for the right hand so you can clip with the left.