|GPS:||37.968, -90.535 Google Map · Climbing Map|
|Shared By:||Dave Hug on Sep 16, 2016|
|Admins:||Marcus Floyd, Dave Hug|
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DescriptionWelcome to short walls, sharp holds, and a boulder problem to begin every route. Climbing here is not a gimme.
The park is a good year round destination for climbing. It's shady in the summer, and if you get too hot, you can take a dip and the cool flowing Big River. This is also a great winter destination due to its South Western facing aspect. Even on some of the coldest days, if the sun is out, your guns are out.
Due to the small number of routes, it is unlikely you will run into other climbers.
Limestone is many areas around St. Louis can be of extremely poor quality, but at the park that is not the case. Upon arrival, hike up the steep trail and you will meet a bolted wall of extremely high quality rock. This is the first area. From here, head left, down the bluff line and there are there is one separate area with bolted routes you will find. The farthest area has three bolted routes with bullet-hard rock and one great looking trad climb up a dihedral.
Classic Climbing Routes at EM: St. Francois State Park
Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
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