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Battress Area Rock Climbing 

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Location: 38.83769, -92.40604 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Marcus Floyd, Dave Hug, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Dave Hug on Sep 23, 2016
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This southwest facing rock exposure, located northwest of the Providence Access parking lot, is traditionally known as the Battress Crack area but has also been called McGee Land. Shad tree provide afternoon shelter but climbing in the morning will help you avoid the summer heat. Remember, this crag, like most of the other cliffs along the Katy Trail, is on private property. I've discussed the climbing with the property owner and developer.

Climbing is allowed for now, but could change with each individual lot sold. Please continue to be respectful of the owners and our current access to climb.

Getting There 

From the Providence Access parking lot head North on the Katy Trail for .75 miles. Shortly after an orange sign comes into view, follow a short, uphill path to access the base of the bluff from its southern end. Accessing the bluff from here should help to prevent the erosion problems common to these areas. Walk along the base of the bluff for a few hundred yards before coming to the Battress Wall.

Climbing Season

Weather station 8.5 miles from here

17 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',10],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Battress Area

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Battress Area:
Battress Crack   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 40'   
Here's Guano in Your Eye   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport   
Karp Tool   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Sport, 65'   
BatManDu   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 45'   
St. Stephen   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 65'   
Simple Math   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 60'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Solid crack that sucks up the pro.

Battress Crack 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b  Missouri : CM: Providence : ... : Battress Area
I felt the crack was a traditional 5.7 but others feel it is more like a nine. If you climb cracks, this one is a breeze and sucks up pro. The crux is mid way up and involves stemming smears, coupled with intermitten toe jams. Two bolts were placed at the top for rap anchors, or available to use for top rope....[more]   Browse More Classics in Missouri

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