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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.
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.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Providence:
Regurgitated Bird 5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b Sport, 50'
Ancient Sea Friends 5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Both Get Hard On Top 5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII E4 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 45'
Slimestone Cowboy 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 65'
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Gold Nugget 5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- E6 6b MO : Providence
GOLD NUGGET 12 c/d - Step up sloped bulge to first bolt, then stem bulge dihedral to softball sized pocket. The lower vertical face (10a) requires balance then gives way to a horizontal band of gold colored rock. Grab the large "Gold Nugget" then with a heel hook behind nugget, reach up to obvious pockets to clip the fifth bolt and prepare for the crux. A solid fist jam in the big pocket helps me reach up from the pockets. The crux reaches of this gem (12c/d)are dynamic, for me, and requi...[more] Browse More Classics in MO
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