Elevation: 1,190 ft
GPS: 37.651, -90.69 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Damon Vaughan on Dec 29, 2008
Admins: Marcus Floyd, Dave Hug

Description

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

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 State Park

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V0 4
 25
The Tennishoe Crack
Boulder
V1 5
 18
The Layback Crack
Boulder
V2 5+
 13
The Scary One
Boulder
V2 5+
 11
The Finger Crack
Boulder
V2 5+
 4
Levitation Layback
Boulder
V3 6A
 4
No Way Out
TR, Boulder
V3 6A
 4
Vector Days
Boulder
V3-4 6A+
 3
Shish Kabob
Boulder
V4 6B
 22
Sterno
Boulder
V4 6B
 15
Smoke
Boulder
V4 6B PG13
 6
Gill Crack
Boulder
V4 6B
 4
Barndoor
Boulder
V5 6C
 5
Rosin
Boulder
V6 7A
 7
Last Picnic
Boulder
V6+ 7A
 9
The Shadow
Boulder
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
The Tennishoe Crack A: Picnic Area
 25
V0 4 Boulder
The Layback Crack D: The Porch
 18
V1 5 Boulder
The Scary One A: Picnic Area
 13
V2 5+ Boulder
The Finger Crack B: Upper Picnic Area
 11
V2 5+ Boulder
Levitation Layback G: N Mountain
 4
V2 5+ Boulder
No Way Out G: N Mountain
 4
V3 6A TR, Boulder
Vector Days C: The Front Range
 4
V3 6A Boulder
Shish Kabob D: The Porch
 3
V3-4 6A+ Boulder
Sterno A: Picnic Area
 22
V4 6B Boulder
Smoke D: The Porch
 15
V4 6B Boulder
Gill Crack E: Gill Boulder
 6
V4 6B PG13 Boulder
Barndoor F: The Herd & The Den
 4
V4 6B Boulder
Rosin A: Picnic Area
 5
V5 6C Boulder
Last Picnic A: Picnic Area
 7
V6 7A Boulder
The Shadow A: Picnic Area
 9
V6+ 7A Boulder
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