Description

Pocketed Limestone facing northwest towards afternoon light and sunsets.

Getting There

From the car, there is a 15 min hike or a 5 minute bike ride to mile marker 4. This point can be reached by following the Chubb Trail towards the Meramec River and east toward Castlewood Park and Lone Elk trail head. Following the trees along the north side of the railroad tracks provide great shade during the summer months. Do Not Cross the rail road tracks at the trail head parking area. Do not hike and follow the rail road tracks. The rail road crossing is for tail users but do not stand on or hangout near the tracks.

At Chubb Trail mile marker four (#4), look due south and follow the faint trail up the rocky embankment. Continue up the steep slope to gain access to the base of the limestone exposure. Chubb Trail Crack is a great trad line that sucks up pro. Just right and left of the crack is a sport line with safety bolts and rap anchors. Do not pull plants out of the pockets. Many of the plants are flowers and provide shelter for salamanders and other things calling this area home. Remember to pack out everything you pack in and be conscious of any animal waste, or barking noise, that could annoy horses, other nature lovers, or ultimately effect future enjoyment and use of the area. Happy exploring this limestone gem.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Chubb Trail Crack Wall

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5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 3
Poop Chute
Sport, TR
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 7
Chubb Trail Crack
Trad, TR
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13
 3
Salamander
Sport, TR
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 3
Geranium Mine
Sport, TR
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 3
Arrow Head (Far Left)
Sport, TR
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
 5
Commuter
Sport, TR
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Poop Chute
 3
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport, TR
Chubb Trail Crack
 7
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, TR
Salamander
 3
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13 Sport, TR
Geranium Mine
 3
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport, TR
Arrow Head (Far Left)
 3
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport, TR
Commuter
 5
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Sport, TR
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Pat0  
Like most areas in Missouri this wall has bands of poor rock quality mixed with intermittent decent limestone. The search continues for a location close to St. Louis with high quality sport climbing potential. Dec 2, 2017
Marcus Floyd
columbia, mo
Marcus Floyd   columbia, mo  
Look at the positive, the good routes available, not the lines that you do not want to develop or climb. Life is more enjoyable embracing what is provided then focusing on what is not desirable. You have to admit the crack and two sport lines to either side are quite nice and solid. Dec 2, 2017
Absolutely ecstatic and grateful for all the hard work that put this up here so close to home. Fun moves on commuter and the crack, and definitely nothing felt like it was coming off on those (did notice some rockfall, but whenever it happened, it came out of the corner 20 feet to the left of the crack, and I doubt anyone is going to mess around in it). Plus whatever's here will clean up nicely over time for sure. This is fun stuff, and as a bonus, routes are longer than the more visited crags within an hour of the city. Plus, you can't beat the location or the sunny gorgeous topout onto a small meadow accessible from the base. Dec 11, 2017
Jonathan Greever
Fenton, MO
Jonathan Greever   Fenton, MO
I want to thanks the admins, Marcus Floyd and Dave Hug for their work on this site. I started visiting the crag around last December. It's nice to have something close to St. Louis. Thanks for your work. I have been working to try to clean the routes over the past 4 months. Still have a ways to go, but we'll get there eventually. Thanks guys. May 14, 2018