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Routes in Battress Area

BatManDu S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Battress Crack T,TR 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
Big Shit S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Cheater Stone S 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Game Changer S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Gunsight S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Here's Guano in Your Eye S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Karp Tool S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
MurciƩlago S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
On Deck S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Send Cleaning Bill S 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Simple Math S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Smells Like Bat Spirit S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Squeaker S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
St. Stephen S 5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Wabbitt Season S 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
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Access Issue: Private Property; Battress Wall is currently closed to climbers Details

Description

This southwest facing rock exposure, located northwest of the Providence Access parking lot, is traditionally known for the Battress Crack and is now known as the Battress Area, located within Providence North. Shad trees provide afternoon shelter but climbing in the morning will help you avoid the summer heat. Remember, this crag, like most of the other cliffs along the Katy Trail, is on private property.

Climbing is currently not allowed, but could change with each individual lot sold. Please be respectful of the current owners wishes.

Getting There

From the Providence Access parking lot head North on the Katy Trail for .75 miles. Shortly after an orange sign comes into view, follow a short, uphill path to access the base of the bluff from its southern end. Accessing the bluff from here should help to prevent the erosion problems common to these areas. Walk along the base of the bluff for a few hundred yards before coming to the Battress Wall.

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Zane Winter
Kansas City, MO
Zane Winter   Kansas City, MO
Hands down the best wall at Providence Oct 27, 2017

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