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Aug 3, 2012
has anybody seriously scoped the climbing potential on the limestone cliffs near Katy, MO? they are right above a 'rails-to-trails' segment and very near a campground, seems like it woulds been gridbolted a long time ago... Ryan J
From chattanooga tn
Joined May 15, 2007
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Aug 16, 2012
I had to consult a map, but Katy is near Columbia and that area has a lot of limestone to climb. Back in the 1980's, I had a client in Columbia and traveled there several times a year. I had a chance to explore aided by a guidebook written by Ken Duncan. Ken came to the U of M Columbia via Fort Collins, CO where he was one of the early "hardmen" on the climbing and bouldering scene. I've always wondered if Duncan's Ridge near Horsetooth was named for him. Anyway, he put up dozens of new routes, some near the University (Capon Park?) and many along the Missouri River (Wilton Bluff?). The cliffs run for miles along the river. He was one of those guys who could climb the hardest problems in tennies. I believe he is now a medical doctor. Paul Getzke
From Bloomington, mn
Joined Jun 23, 2009
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Sep 21, 2012
The Katy trail near Rocheport, MO has some serious potential, but the cliffs generally overlook a relatively busy trail. Rockfall would be a serious issue, with bikers and runners being potential victims. The rock is Limestone, and while generally decent, runs to choss in some areas. The cliffs are technically on private property, since the trail is the only park property. I'm speaking specifcally of the area southwest of Rocheport. seth weisengruber
Joined Sep 20, 2012
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Oct 1, 2012
i agree there is some potential but like paul said, that place has a lot of choss and i think that is the biggest reason it isn't bolt more. there are places like wilton, providence, and andromeda that have these good bolted lines, but there are only a few more that people have attempted to look for climbs. also, access is a bit of an issue. not much since there are hardly any climbers in the area but it is not on public land Dylan Dwyer
From Sailboat, South of the Equator
Joined May 20, 2011
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Jan 9, 2017
I'm going on Wednesday. Temps near the 60's with little to no chance of precipitation. With or without anyone, I can toprope solo. Yes, the walls run alongside a popular trail, but there are signs that can be used for that. Paul Hutton
From Boise, ID
Joined Mar 26, 2012
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Jan 9, 2017
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