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Areas in WM: Monegaw Springs

Burns Side 0 / 9 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 9
Far West Bouldering 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Refuge, The 0 / 5 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 5
Undercut Area 0 / 5 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 5
West End 0 / 7 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 7
Zig Zag Area 2 / 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 5

Description

Sandstone reminiscent of Northwest Arkansas with several amazing roof features. Over 30 bolted routes ranging from 5.8-5.12, although the meat and potatoes is in the 5.11++. Several nice boulder problems have also been established with the potential for many more.

South facing, although shade can almost always be found at the base of climbs.

Monegaw has a storied history and has been well traveled, as you will note from the myriad amounts of graffiti dating well back into the 1800's.

Getting There

3 minute approach from the dirt parking area
38.02546, -93.84212

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Classic Climbing Routes at WM: Monegaw Springs

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 9
Thistle Do
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 6
Forgot My Crashpad
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 15
North of the North Fourty
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 14
Wayne Burnside
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 12
Planet of Sound
Sport
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 6
Chief Monegaw
Sport
5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a
 3
Dawn Coyote
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 12
Pinkerton
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 4
Love Letter
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 4
Grandfather Sky
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 8
The Grand Finale
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 3
Moon Compass
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Thistle Do W End
 9
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Forgot My Crashpad W End
 6
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
North of the North Fourty Burns Side
 15
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Wayne Burnside Burns Side
 14
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Planet of Sound Burns Side
 12
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Chief Monegaw Burns Side
 6
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Dawn Coyote Burns Side
 3
5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a Sport
Pinkerton Burns Side
 12
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Love Letter Refuge
 4
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Grandfather Sky Refuge
 4
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
The Grand Finale Refuge
 8
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Moon Compass W End
 3
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
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Michael Parker
Tulsa, OK
Michael Parker   Tulsa, OK
This is a great crag with some fantastic routes. Though it is riddled with frail and brittle rock and lots of sugar choss, the routes are well bolted and the movement is fun and interesting. This area would benefit from some more traffic and will continue to evolve as the loose and weak rock is broken off. May 29, 2017
CrimpDaddy-WesP
Lancaster PA
CrimpDaddy-WesP   Lancaster PA
Is it easy to set top ropes on any of the climbs? Aug 19, 2017
Ryan Surface
Kansas City
Ryan Surface   Kansas City
Many of the anchors are relatively easy to gain by going to the top of the cliff, especially the burns side area. Aug 20, 2017
This place is an absolute trash hole. Literally, there is broken glass( don't wear sandals), beer cans, shotgun shells, even a washing machine in the ditch, oh and tons of graffiti. The guide book (Mo'Beta) says to pack some heat, after visiting I can see why. That being said the routes here are pretty awesome. Be cautious of flaking holds and falling rock (this is Missouri). Great place to spend the afternoon and some awesome roofs to climb. If you had to pick between one area to climb in Missouri I would pick this place. Dec 21, 2017

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