Elevation: 884 ft
GPS: 39.117, -94.549 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Erik Pohlman on Mar 20, 2008 · Updates
Admins: Marcus Floyd, Dave Hug

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 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
 4
Hawt Pockets
Boulder
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 13
Across the Choss
Sport
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 34
Lefty
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 32
Chomping the Bit
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b PG13
 4
Blimp
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 11
Malarious
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 14
Tattoo
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 8
Under Fire
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 9
Bovine Direct
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 6
Sea of Cheez
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 17
Malaria
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 7
The Bolt Route
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 4
Subtle Caress
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Hawt Pockets Cliff Drive's B… > Highball Wall
 4
V1 5 Boulder
Across the Choss Big & Small Crack Areas
 13
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Lefty Big & Small Crack Areas
 34
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Chomping the Bit Overhang
 32
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Blimp Book
 4
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b PG13 Sport
Malarious Overhang
 11
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Tattoo Overhang
 14
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Under Fire Book
 8
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Bovine Direct Overhang
 9
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Sea of Cheez Overhang
 6
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Malaria Overhang
 17
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
The Bolt Route Overhang
 7
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Subtle Caress Overhang
 4
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
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