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Devil's Backbone Sandstone Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 699'
Location: 38.8066, -92.15103 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Marcus Floyd, Dave Hug, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Marcus Floyd on Sep 2, 2016
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Quality Sandstone, need i say more?


40 ft tall quality, brown sandstone with a main crack feature and a mix of slab and overhanging climbs. Shaded and east facing, so it tends to get morning sun in the winter.

Getting There 

Park at the roadside parking area, off the east side of Devil's Back Bone Road, situated at the end of the road just before the road heads down a steep incline. Hike north along the road then take the trail right (east) into the trees down to the sandstone cliff. Best to get a local guide.

Climbing Season

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Weather station 3.5 miles from here

3 Total Climbing Routes

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

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Fight or Flight 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a V4 6B PG13  Missouri : CM: Cedar Creek : Devil's Backbone Sandstone
Crux is gaining the lip and then pulling the lip. Work the bouldering optioins to gain the roof lip then pull up to a fist jam, utilize a left knee bar, then work the slopers with the right. Plug in a fist sized cam to protect your continuation on much easier climbing....[more]   Browse More Classics in Missouri

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By Cody Cox KC
Nov 21, 2016
Thank you for posting some routes, I'm in KC now but my family still lives 3 miles from here. I was hoping there might be something close to home. Is there more routes that need to be added?
By Marcus Floyd
From: columbia, mo
Nov 21, 2016
For sure!

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