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Elevation: 797 ft
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Climb more. Drive less.

Robinson Bluff does NOT allow top access to the Bluff without permission of the owners. The only people allowed top access are guides and developers. You run the risk of killing someone below if you accidentally dislodge any rocks above. If you are caught beyond the rope at the top you may be permanently ejected from the property. Please be mindful of other people's safety and lives. 

*Pets are NOT allowed at Robinson Bluff.

GUIDING AT THE BLUFF IS BY PERMIT ONLY

To obtain an ANNUAL PERMIT, please submit the following:

1. First and Last Name

2. Address

3. Phone number and email

4. A copy of your AMGA or PCGI Certification

5. PERMITTEE MUST provide additional liability protection as follows:

General commercial liability insurance to cover all aspects of the operation commensurate with industry standards for personal injury and property damage in the amounts of $1,000,000 per occurrence, with a $2,000,000 aggregate.

This certificate must show ROBINSON BLUFF LLC as "ADDITIONAL INSURED."

Contact management at climb@robinsonbluff.com to apply for a permit.

**Special Announcement** 

Do you want to get the FA on multiple boulder routes? Would you like to name the route and assign the rating? We probably have close to 40-50 boulder routes that need to be cleaned and established and we need your help! 

Please go to the North End Boulders on the North side and then click on Boulder Gardens.  All the pertinent info is there!  Bring your crash pads and play for a day or a week!

Open seven days a week to the public and offer 21 campsites for those who aren't ready to leave!

Website: Fees and Waiver Page You can find all information on our page in the menu bar at the top of the website. Rules and requirements are posted on our kiosk as you enter Robinson Bluff. So make sure to read them before, or after you have submitted your waiver and fee envelope (also located at our kiosk).

ENTRY FEE:  We just ask that you make sure you have SIGNED OUR LIABILITY WAIVER and have paid the required ENTRY FEE or CAMPING FEE(S) due at the time of entry. Please leave a copy or portion of the waiver / envelope with the Names of those visiting from your vehicle, VISIBLE ON THE DASH OF YOUR VEHICLE, parked in our free parking area. Please pay with cash at the kiosk and deposit envelope on entry. ONLINE Payment:  If you prepaid online then please provide a copy or your name and receipt number visible on the dash of your car. Please include a list of all visitors from your vehicle and deposit an envelope or waiver with a list of those who paid online. Fees and Waiver Page

* DIRECTION NOTES - Getting to Robinson Bluff - Do not trust Apple Maps to get you to Robinson Bluff.  It keeps directing people to our neighbor. Please use Google Maps or the directions below.

CAMPING: Camping fees are $10 per site/per night (up to 6 people). Also group site reservations are available by phone.

We have over 20 designated camp sites and are currently available on a first come first serve basis. If you have or are planning a group activity, feel free to send us an email or call to check if the group sites are available for reservation. *Camping Entrance Notes: The main entrance gate remains locked. So we suggest bringing a large backpack to carry your things to your camp site. There's a weekend camp host at the front camper or a number at the gate that you can call for the temporary gate code, but cell phone service can vary depending on your provider. If you do drive through the gate pull to your camp site then please remember to park back in the parking lot after you drop off your camping supplies. The camp road is designed wide enough for one car and doesn't allow for parked vehicles.

DEVELOPED FOR CLIMBERS of all difficulties and styles, Robinson Bluff is a Midwestern sport climber’s haven. Here, moderate face climbing prevails with some spicy overhangs and obvious cracks. Within a few yards of the Big River and scenic views of rural rolling hills, Robinson Bluff is a new sport climbing destination in Missouri. Robinson Bluff gives Midwest sport climbers a new place to climb outdoors. It's close. It's beautiful.

"With the lack of a winter breeze, at the bottom of the bluff, and the sun hitting the rock face early, it's seldom too cold to climb. If it's at least 40 degrees and the sun's out, join us at Robinson Bluff."

Getting There Suggest change

Note: You must go through Tiff MO. If you just put the GPS coordinates into your GPS you may end up across the river from the bluff and have to double back 30 minutes to get to the correct parking area.

From DeSoto MO:

Take HWY 21 south for 13 miles.

You will pass Washington State Park on your right and E&T’s service station on your left. Turn left onto Hwy CC, then after a 2.9 miles turn right onto Hwy E. After 1.9 miles turn left onto Tiff road, which is easy to miss coming around a long curve. Follow Tiff Rd around 90 degree twisty turns, past a small post office, under the rail road tracks, over the low water crossing, then up a long hill. After 3.6 miles on Tiff Rd, turn left onto Politte Road. The gravel road turns into black top then you turn left onto Bo Hollow Road. Locals know the area as Bo Hollow. This long gravel driveway will should be driven slowly to allow other cars to pass safely. After a mile or so, turn right into the obvious parking lot. Parking and camping fees are paid at the kiosk. 

3000 feet after E&T’s make a left on to HWY CC and continue for 2.9 miles.

Make a right onto HWY E and continue 1.9 miles

Make a left onto Tiff Rd. and continue for 3.6 miles.

At fork just past the post office stay to the left and shortly you will go under a railroad bridge.

Make a left onto Politte Rd. and continue for 0.4 miles.

Turn left onto BO Hollow Rd. and continue about 1.1 miles to Robinson Bluff parking on the right.

240 Total Climbs

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Classic Climbing Routes at EM: Robinson Bluff

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
3rd 1- 1 I 1 M 1a
 29
Grand Staircase
Trad 4 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 41
2 O'Clock Shadow
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 63
Ain't No Thing But A Chicken Wing
Sport
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 50
The Watchtower
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 101
Red Dihedral
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 30
The End of Impressionism
Sport
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 21
Excalibur
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 67
Sweet Crack
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 40
Titos Arete
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 24
Beer Ledge
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 23
Cave of Time
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 14
Tennessee Whisky
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 30
Duel Administration
Sport
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a
 16
Le Reve
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 13
Crescendo
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Grand Staircase 1: South, Climb… > A: Lily Wall
 29
3rd 1- 1 I 1 M 1a Trad 4 pitches
2 O'Clock Shadow 1: South, Climb… > D: Vineyard
 41
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Ain't No Thing But A Chicke… 2: North, Climb… > E: Picasso Wall
 63
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
The Watchtower 1: South, Climb… > E: Apache
 50
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Red Dihedral 2: North, Climb… > D: Red Dihedral Wall
 101
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
The End of Impressionism 2: North, Climb… > F: Monet Wall
 30
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Excalibur 1: South, Climb… > D: Vineyard
 21
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport
Sweet Crack 2: North, Climb… > D: Red Dihedral Wall
 67
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Titos Arete 2: North, Climb… > E: Picasso Wall
 40
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Beer Ledge 1: South, Climb… > C: Legacy Wall
 24
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Cave of Time 1: South, Climb… > D: Vineyard
 23
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Tennessee Whisky 1: South, Climb… > C: Legacy Wall
 14
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Duel Administration 2: North, Climb… > E: Picasso Wall
 30
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Le Reve 2: North, Climb… > E: Picasso Wall
 16
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a Sport
Crescendo 2: North, Climb… > E: Picasso Wall
 13
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
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