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Crescent Wall 6 / 4 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 6
Halloween Wall 1 / 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 4
Hoskins Wall 1 / 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3
Missoureality Wall 2 / 10 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 10
Pontoon Wall 5 / 11 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 12
Slabtown 4 / 9 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 10
Stealth Wall 5 / 7 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 8
Waveback Wall 1 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Elevation: 755 ft
GPS: 38.016, -93.718 Google Map · Climbing Map
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Shared By: Erik Pohlman on Dec 18, 2006 with updates
Admins: Marcus Floyd, Dave Hug

Description

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.

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CrimpDaddy-WesP
Houghton, NY
CrimpDaddy-WesP   Houghton, NY
Can you set topropes on any of the climbs? Or can you not access the top without climbing? Jun 24, 2017
Found a pair of Evolvs on Sunday. Let me know if they are yours. Feb 21, 2017
Matt Roberts
Columbus, OH
Matt Roberts   Columbus, OH
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. Dec 23, 2012
karl vochatzer
Cedar City, UT
karl vochatzer   Cedar City, UT
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. Dec 24, 2011
Erik Pohlman
Westminster, CO
Erik Pohlman   Westminster, CO
"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. Aug 5, 2009

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