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Karp Tool

5.10a, Sport, 65 ft,  Avg: 3.4 from 14 votes
FA: unknown
Missouri > CM: Providence > North Area > Battress Area
Access Issue: Private Property Details

Description

A short crux at the second bolt leads to fun climbing and some questionable rock before finishing through an exciting, slightly overhanging left-facing dihedral. After the first ascent a rusty, old nut tool was found at the base. It didn't turn out to be Karp's, but the name stuck.

Location

30 yards left of Simple Math

Protection

7 bolts. Two bolt anchor

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Looking Left (North) from under Simple Math
[Hide Photo] Looking Left (North) from under Simple Math
Scott Riley, leading Karp Tool during Nov 2016, climbing through the crux section
[Hide Photo] Scott Riley, leading Karp Tool during Nov 2016, climbing through the crux section

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Erik Kowalczyk
Fort Collins, CO
  5.10b
[Hide Comment] Love this route! Favorite in Missouri, awesome rock, and great interesting long route. I only disagree that the crux is actually at the fourth bolt, just after you clip. Apr 30, 2016
Zane Winter
Kansas City, MO
  5.10b
[Hide Comment] One of the best 10's in the state. I've repeated this route more than any other route I've ever done. Feb 21, 2018