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Trapper's Camp Rock Climbing 

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Mostly slabby or vertical riverside bluffs. This limestone is poor to good quality, depending on the line. The bluffs face west and don't have much shade in the afternoon. All seasons are good, but fall is best. Very vegetated and tick infested in the summer, and hot in the afternoons, too.

There is quite the mix of sport, trad, and mixed lines here, so bring all your gear. Only a 50 meter rope is required, though.

Refer to Missouri Limestone Select, by Sean Burns.

Getting There 

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. Park here and descend via a trail by the stone steps.

Climbing Season

Weather station 2.2 miles from here

52 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',18],['2 Stars',17],['1 Star',13],['Bomb',2]

Classic Climbing Routes in Trapper's Camp

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Trapper's Camp:
The Saint   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 55'   Stealth Wall
Fish and Bits   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 55'   Crescent Wall
Inner Pigeon   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 65'   Pontoon Wall
Enter the Dragon   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 55'   Stealth Wall
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Featured Route For Trapper's Camp
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Turn Your Head and Cough 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b  MO : Trapper's Camp : Pontoon Wall
Start in the wide crack, climbing it to a threadable hole. From there, 5-10 feet of low-angled climbing takes you to the beautiful pocketed face and plenty of awesome moves. Great rock....[more]   Browse More Classics in MO

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Rock Climbing Photo: Fishermen, a part of the experience at Trapper's.
Fishermen, a part of the experience at Trapper's.
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Trappers work crew for Access Fund cleanup. 2004 ...

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By Erik Pohlman
From: Westminster, CO
Aug 5, 2009
"The bluffs face west and don't have much shade in the afternoon. All seasons are good, but fall is best." If climbing here in the summer, start at sunrise and climb until the sunlight hits the shore. If you hurry, you will have just enough time to get out before the sun blazes down on you.
By karl vochatzer
From: Austin, TX
Dec 24, 2011
Does anyone have GPS coordinates or more detailed directions? We are visiting family in KC and will take a side trip to Osceola the week after Christmas.
By Matt Roberts
From: Columbus, OH
Dec 23, 2012
I grew up just south of here, but only started climbing after I left. It's been nice climbing here, but it is the first area that I've ever climbed in which I won't take off my helmet unless I'm climbing. There are lots of little spots of loose rock, and I think some fell on each route I climbed.

Also, I happened to have a 50' piece of static line in the car & I tied it to the anchor at the top of the approach. Totally not necessary, but it saved a few minutes, especially w a new climber in the party.

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