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Cave, The 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0
Softball 0 / 0 / 0 / 4 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 4
Sunny Side, The 0 / 0 / 0 / 20 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 20
Turtle Head 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Warm Up Alley 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Elevation: 1,197 ft
GPS: 36.965, -92.939 Google Map · Climbing Map
Shared By: Dustin Stotser on Dec 15, 2015
Admins: Marcus Floyd, Dave Hug
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Description

Peter's Branch is a locally popular sandstone bouldering crag near Sparta, MO. Sitting within the Mark Twain National Forest with no official parking, it is not the most accessible crag. However, this crag does feature climbing from V0 to V10 on a some unique features in a remote setting. It is definitely worth the trouble.

Getting There

There are a few options for access. Unfortunately, the only one with ample parking has a horrible approach. The most common parking and approach are found most easily by being shown in person. For this reason, I will only describe the one access.

From Sparta, MO:
This parking is currently inaccessible due to the road washing out after the heavy rains. 1/2/15
Head east out of town on Missouri 125 S which will soon curve south.
In about 2 miles, turn left(east) on Hwy T at the "town" of Oldfield.
Continue for six miles until you cross Swan Creek, then take an immediate left onto Keltner Road (gravel)
Follow this road a short way and after the second LOW WATER crossing, parking will be on the right. It is just a widened section of the road but there is plenty of room to park. From here, the crag is roughly 1500-2000ft SSE (yes, over that monster hill!)with NO TRAIL.

This parking is not available during periods of high water due to the low water crossings(I assume you don't want to climb wet rock anyway).


Coordinates: 36.965002, -92.938791

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