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Artifact Wall Rock Climbing 

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Location: 38.84038, -92.4084 View Map  Incorrect?
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The Artifact Wall, like many of the rock faces along the Providence Area, is divided into two halves, the lower slab and an upper, steep face. The wall is just right of the Spire, as seen from the lower trail. The tallest and most obvious line of least resistance, starts at the base of a diminishing seam, towards the bottom right of the wall, continues on a left facing edge, up the slab to a broken, right facing dihedral, then left to a sloped ledge and the top of the cliff. Several route variations end the line at different points along the top of the bluff.

Getting There 

Improved Approach Trail: Head north from the Providence parking area along the Katy Trail, keeping an eye on the rock formations to your right. You will see the Spire formation within 1/8 mile. Continue another 1/16 mile toward the next obvious drainage, just before the natural spring and bench, then look for the faint wildlife game trail. Follow it slightly up hill towards stacked stone fondation, then back towards the base of the cliff line on the right. Follow the foot trail along the base of the cliff until you find your specific route. Continue along the bottom of the cliff band, to the base of the Spire. Head around the bottom of the Spire, then back up and right to access the foot of the Aftifact Wall slab.

Climbing Season

For the CM: Providence area.

Weather station 8.5 miles from here

3 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

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Rock Climbing Photo: Follow the seam and dihedrals up the center of the...

Artifact 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b  Missouri : CM: Providence : ... : Artifact Wall
Artifact, feels like a 5.6 to 5.7, follows a broken crack and line of dihedrals, just right of the center of Artifact Wall. Start on the lower left facing crack to clip the first bolt then take a high step right, moving through the lower slab crux. Follow the left facing flake past two more bolts then up and left to the middle dihedral. Smaller cams protect this section and the next section just above. Use a longer runner to reduce rope drag before climbing left out of the upper dihedral. Contin...[more]   Browse More Classics in Missouri

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Rock Climbing Photo: Pic taken halfway down rappel
Pic taken halfway down rappel
Rock Climbing Photo: Artifact Wall as seen from top of cliff
Artifact Wall as seen from top of cliff

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