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Ancient Sea Friends S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Bootlegger S,TR 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
Both Get Hard On Top S 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Calling All Pro T,TR 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b PG13
Distillery Edge S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Edge of Darkness S 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
Fist of Gold S 5.12c/d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Fright Flight S 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Gold Nugget S 5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
High Banker S 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
Moon Shine S 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
My First Rodeo T,TR 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
Next Time, Send a Card S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Nice Stems TR 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Prohibition T,S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Prospector S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Prospector Traverse T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Providence Crack T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b PG13
Regurgitated Bird S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Return to Sender S 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
Slimestone Cowboy S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Step by Step S 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
Texas Two Step T 5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a
What's Left T,TR 5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c
What's Up T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
White Courage S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13
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Elevation: 579 ft
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Shared By: Dave Hug on Sep 23, 2016
Admins: Marcus Floyd, Dave Hug
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Just a handful of climbs all rated 5.9 and up. Most climbs can be top-roped with long runners but there are a few bolted routes. Classic crack climb needing large cams as pro.

Getting There

From Columbia: drive south of Columbia on Providence about 5 miles until you come to a river access sign to Providence landing. Follow the access signs to the parking lot. Head east from the parking lot on the KATY trail. Less than half a mile to the bluffs. Scramble up a steep trail to the base of the bluffs.

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Marcus Floyd
columbia, mo
Marcus Floyd   columbia, mo  
As of Jan 2017, Providence Main bluff offers many climbs ranging from 5.3 to 12+, including numerous sport, trad and top rope lines. Over one hundred established routes trace faint white lines up the variety of crags that tower over the Perche Creek and the Eagle Bluffs Conservation ponds, along the Missouri River. The ponds are often filled with ducks, geese, an occasional heron, and regularly surveyed by eagles from above. Ready made game trails see deer, possum, and fox traffic daily as they zigzag the base of many of the rocky cliffs. A good layer of trees offer a great buffer between the yoga stretching climbers and the bikes racing by, on the Katy Trail below. Hardwood foliage, provides shade through the summer months before bursting into warm fall colors. Autumn winds eventually scatter the impressionistic rainbow over the ground, allowing the winter sun to kiss the limestone grey, streak ridden walls by the afternoon. Towards sunset, the breeze seems to calm, the ducks really start to chatter, the still ponds reflect the orange glow of the heavens, and the reality of the days accomplishments truly starts to take hold. The Providence experience is truly like no other. Jan 1, 2017
Zane Winter
Kansas City, MO
Zane Winter   Kansas City, MO
Hands down one of the best 5.12 walls in Missouri. Sep 11, 2018

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