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Shared By: Erik Pohlman on Mar 20, 2008
Admins: Marcus Floyd, Dave Hug
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Description

Climbing can be found almost in the heart of Kansas City? Too good to be true? Nope, it's there!

Along an old scenic byway, right off the road, limestone can be found. The area is shady, in more ways than one, but it seems to be improving. The rock tends to be smooth, forcing harder grips and improved foot technique. Perfect for training.

Summer can be hot and buggy and winter can be cold.

Getting There

From I-70, head north on Paseo. After some stoplights, the road splits. Left goes to I-29 and right becomes Cliff Drive. Follow this around a right curve and head through the gates. Veer left at the split. The cliffs are encountered on the right just before the sharp right curve.

Park across from the cliffs at one of the small pulloffs.

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Classic Climbing Routes at WM: Cliff Drive

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
V1 5
 3
Hawt Pockets
Boulder
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 14
The Big Crack
Trad, TR
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 9
Across the Choss
Sport
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 24
Lefty
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 28
Chomping the Bit
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b PG13
 4
Blimp
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 9
Malarious
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 10
Tattoo
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 6
Under Fire
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 8
Bovine Direct
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 16
Malaria
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 5
The Bolt Route
Sport
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a
 4
Subtle Caress
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Hawt Pockets Cliff Drive's B… > Highball Wall
 3
V1 5 Boulder
The Big Crack Big & Small Crack Areas
 14
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, TR
Across the Choss Big & Small Crack Areas
 9
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Lefty Big & Small Crack Areas
 24
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Chomping the Bit Overhang
 28
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Blimp Book
 4
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b PG13 Sport
Malarious Overhang
 9
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Tattoo Overhang
 10
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Under Fire Book
 6
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Bovine Direct Overhang
 8
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Malaria Overhang
 16
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
The Bolt Route Overhang
 5
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Subtle Caress Overhang
 4
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a Sport
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