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Elevation: 1,189 ft 362 m
GPS: 37.65125, -90.69007
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Shared By: Damon Vaughan on Dec 29, 2008
Admins: Marcus Floyd, Dave Hug, Nick Richards

Description Suggest change

Welcome to Missouri's finest granite bouldering destination! Elephant Rocks offers a plethora of bouldering problems for every level climber. The rock is a large grained granite, which can be quite sharp and abrasive. Very good for friction though. Elephant Rocks is located about an hour and a half from St. Louis.

The park can be really crowded with family tourists, but I have yet to see any other climbers there. Because of the crowds, climbing is only recommended on weekdays. Also, roped climbing is prohibited within the park.

Getting There Suggest change

From St. Louis, take 21 (Tesson Ferry) south, and follow it for about an hour and a half. There are a few turns, so make sure you follow the signs that say Hwy 21. After the town of Bellevue, the park i well signed and on the left.

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Classic Climbing Routes at EM: Elephant Rocks SP

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
V0 4
 42
The Tennishoe Crack
Boulder
V1 5
 38
The Layback Crack
Boulder
V2 5+
 28
The Finger Crack
Boulder
V2 5+
 18
Crystal Method Slab
Boulder
V2+ 5+
 21
The Scary One
Boulder
V3 6A
 8
No Way Out
TR, Boulder
V3-4 6A+
 4
Shish Kabob
Boulder
V4 6B
 36
Sterno
Boulder
V4 6B
 40
Smoke
Boulder
V4 6B PG13
 13
Gill Crack
Boulder
V4 6B
 4
Barndoor
Boulder
V5- 6C
 4
Statically Indeterminant
Boulder
V6 7A
 14
Last Picnic
Boulder
V6 7A
 4
Team Jordan
Boulder
V9 7C
 6
Trojan Man
Boulder
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
The Tennishoe Crack Picnic Area
 42
V0 4 Boulder
The Layback Crack Porch
 38
V1 5 Boulder
The Finger Crack Upper Picnic Area
 28
V2 5+ Boulder
Crystal Method Slab Upper Picnic Area
 18
V2 5+ Boulder
The Scary One Picnic Area
 21
V2+ 5+ Boulder
No Way Out N Mountain
 8
V3 6A TR, Boulder
Shish Kabob Porch
 4
V3-4 6A+ Boulder
Sterno Picnic Area
 36
V4 6B Boulder
Smoke Porch
 40
V4 6B Boulder
Gill Crack Gill Boulder
 13
V4 6B PG13 Boulder
Barndoor Herd & The Den
 4
V4 6B Boulder
Statically Indeterminant Upper Picnic Area
 4
V5- 6C Boulder
Last Picnic Picnic Area
 14
V6 7A Boulder
Team Jordan Gill Boulder
 4
V6 7A Boulder
Trojan Man Trojan Boulder
 6
V9 7C Boulder
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