This place is pretty fun. Locals were quirky...My girls and I stopped here for an hour or so whilst jamming cross country. Albeit it was spring and not terribly hot, but we had a blast bouldering and I got a break from driving!
On our drive from CO to Lawrence, KS, we stopped on the way there and back to stretch the legs. Fun place with 12 climbable boulders and about 40 problems from V0 to V3, and maybe a V4 here and there. I really enjoy arriving at an area with no beta to climb whatever looks fun. I uploaded an amateur video here:
Rock City is open year round and invites all visitors to climb and crawl around our boulders. Covering 5 acres of shaded Kansas prairie, they are the largest calcite-cemented concretions in the world and one of the 8 Georgraphical Wonders of Kansas. Rock City is conveniently located just 3.5 miles south of Minneapolis, KS on Highway 106, just 15 minutes north of I-70 via interstate Highway 81. Enjoy the picnic area and nature trail when you visit. There are public restrooms on site and the Rock City Gift Shop is open May through September.
These formations served as important landmarks for early settlers passing by in covered wagons and for countless generations of Native American Indians before them. Rock City is a National Natural Landmark.
Photo courtesy of Eldon Clark, Minneapolis, KS Submitted By: KSExplorer on Feb 4, 2013