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Great Escape, The TR 
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Rock Garden T,TR 
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The central location for Capen Park Climbing

Getting There 

From the University of Missouri - Columbia: Head south on S College Avenue crossing through the intersection with E Stadium Rd. College Avenue becomes S Rock Quarry Rd. Drive past the quarry and Capen Park is down a very short dirt road on your left.

1 minute approach from parking. Walk down to the creek to look up at the routes or just head to the top and drop your ropes if you know what you want to set up.

Climbing Season

For the All Locations area.

Weather station 0.8 miles from here

24 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',4],['3 Stars',7],['2 Stars',10],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Main Area

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Main Area:
Mister Easy   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b PG13     TR, 75'   
Three Horns   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, TR, 35'   
Russian Vault   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     TR, 75'   
Rock Garden   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13     Trad, TR, 40'   
The Open Book   5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 75'   
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Three Horns 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  Missouri : CM: Capen Park : Main Area
Main roof fell from this route so it is no longer in its original form. Lie back up the obvious right-facing flake just right of Bon Voyage to a small roof. Traverse right under the roof. Mantle up on a small shelf and move straight to the top on a slightly overhanging rock. The name Three Horns is a bit misleading for this route. The first horn is a little shorter than it used to be. A local climber, Tom Evans, was doing this route when much to his surprise he pulled off most of the firs...[more]   Browse More Classics in Missouri

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