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Battress Area

Missouri > CM: Providence > North Area
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.

Routes from Left to Right

5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 2
Cheater Stone
Sport
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 4
Send Cleaning Bill
Sport
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
 7
Wabbitt Season
Sport
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 5
St. Stephen
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 14
Karp Tool
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 3
Game Changer
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 9
Simple Math
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 2
Gunsight
Sport
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 13
Here's Guano in Your Eye
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 6
Battress Crack
Trad, TR
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 16
Squeaker
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 2
On Deck
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 12
BatManDu
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 7
Smells Like Bat Spirit
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 2
MurciƩlago
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 1
Big Shit
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Cheater Stone
 2
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Send Cleaning Bill
 4
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Wabbitt Season
 7
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Sport
St. Stephen
 5
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Karp Tool
 14
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Game Changer
 3
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Simple Math
 9
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Gunsight
 2
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Here's Guano in Your Eye
 13
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Battress Crack
 6
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, TR
Squeaker
 16
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
On Deck
 2
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
BatManDu
 12
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Smells Like Bat Spirit
 7
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
MurciƩlago
 2
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Big Shit
 1
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport

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