Elevation: 604 ft
GPS: 38.835, -92.403 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Dave Hug on Sep 23, 2016 · Updates
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Description

The Main Wall at Providence truly offers one of the state's better options for 5.12 sport climbing. Newer lines such as Gold Nugget and Return to Sender offer excellent support to classic trad and sport lines such as the super-classic layback Prohibition, Providence Crack, and Slimestone Cowboy. There is likely more potential for hard routes and linkups in this area. Take the grades with a grain of salt as many routes have seen very few ascents; things are still cleaning up, breaking off, and developing consensus. 

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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Classic Climbing Routes at Providence Main Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
 6
My First Rodeo
Trad, TR
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
 5
Step by Step
Sport
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b PG13
 9
Providence Crack
Trad
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 18
Both Get Hard On Top
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 17
Regurgitated Bird
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 10
Prohibition
Trad, Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 24
Next Time, Send a Card
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 24
Ancient Sea Friends
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 11
Fright Flight
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 8
Edge of Darkness
Sport
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a
 9
Return to Sender
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 16
Slimestone Cowboy
Sport
5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 10
Gold Nugget
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 3
Fist of Gold
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
My First Rodeo
 6
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c Trad, TR
Step by Step
 5
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c Sport
Providence Crack
 9
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b PG13 Trad
Both Get Hard On Top
 18
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Regurgitated Bird
 17
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Prohibition
 10
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad, Sport
Next Time, Send a Card
 24
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Ancient Sea Friends
 24
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Fright Flight
 11
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Edge of Darkness
 8
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Return to Sender
 9
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a Sport
Slimestone Cowboy
 16
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Gold Nugget
 10
5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
Fist of Gold
 3
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
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