WM: Reed's Bluff Rock Climbing
This area is host to some high-quality vertical-face sport climbs. Also, about half of the climbs are 11s and 12s. It's more of the standard Missouri limestone: riverside, west facing, pretty solid, lots o' brush, poison ivy, bugs, and/or ticks. Fall is the best season, as the routes can get pretty hot in the summer afternoons, but all seasons can be tolerable.
Please be very considerate to the landowners above the crags, as they are very climber friendly and we want them to remain so. Say hi to them and maybe even bring them a small gift every once in awhile. Mike enjoys beer and may even be interested in getting a belay. Also, do not let their dogs out.
From Kansas City, take 71 south to South 7, going left at the top of the ramp. In Clinton, keep going straight as the road becomes 13. Continue about 25 minutes, passing Osceola Cheese on the left. Take a right on 82, which is at the top of the hill where you will see Sac-Osage Hospital. A mile or two down the road is a scenic pulloff on the right. That is Trapper's Camp. Continue a mile or two past Trapper's and take a left on the dirt road right before a bridge. On your right will be a outdoor latrine in front of a small white house. Continue 200 yards past this house and park on the right side of the road. Walk west through the woods to the cliffline. Either rap in or scramble down on the north side of the arch/cave.
Climbing Season For the All Locations area.
Weather station 3.8 miles from here
17 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',7],['2 Stars',7],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]
Featured Route For WM: Reed's Bluff
Shadow Puppet 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b MO
: WM: Reed's Bluff
: Paddlefish Wall
Climb past the first few bolts on Jeronimo and step left into the right facing dihedral crack. Make sure to place long slings before and after going into the corner, as it is sharp. Follow the dihedral crack up and right. Where it ends, traverse right to bolted anchors on another route. Pretty good rock....[more] Browse More Classics in MO