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South Area

Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Above My Pay Grade S 
Alley Cat T 
Around Town S 
Baboon (aka Goat's Beard) S,TR 
Bolt It and They Will Come S 
Clip Art S 
Drunk Dumb-Ass S 
Fox Trap S 
Hail of a Traverse T 
Juvenile S 
Nothing Dynamic About It S 
O'Shit Approved S 
Off My Ass S 
Old Plank Road S 
Owl Eyes S 
Plan B S 
Skunk Compas S 
Slab Town S 
Squirel Eye T,TR 
Sunny Place For Shady People S 
Walk The Plank S 
Welcome to the Garden S 
Whiskey Throttle S 
Window of Opportunity S 

South Area Rock Climbing 

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Location: 38.83282, -92.40041 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Dave Hug, Marcus Floyd, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Dave Hug on Sep 23, 2016  with updates from Marcus Floyd and 1 more
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This specific Providence South Area wall was first mentioned back in the Mid 90's "Climber's Guide to the Midwest", as the Pocket Wall. Many of the sport lines were bolted more recently, between 2005 and 2010, with the goal of finding quality lines of resistance for both beginners and seasoned leaders. One of the original trad lines follow a 100 foot traverse left along a crack which starts on a slab, heads under a long roof section to a ledge at the base of a drainage called The Alley, then finishes following The Alley up to rap anchors. This trad line is called "Hail of a Traverse."

If climbing during the summer, this area is shaded, but best climbed in the morning, due to the cliffs south west exposure. During the winter, late in the day will prove to be a warming reminder of why you love to climb.

South Providence is currently home to a wide variety of sport route difficulties, ranging from 5.7 to 5.13. A couple mixed routes provide traditionalist with gear placement options, but for the most part established route follow sport route bolted anchors. As of 2016, around 30 routes are bolted, or established, as free climbs.

Getting There 

Park at the Providence Access parking lot, then head east on the trail.

Climbing Season

For the All Locations area.

Weather station 8.7 miles from here

24 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',8],['3 Stars',13],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

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Rock Climbing Photo: This was the first line to be bolted, in the Pocke...

Slab Town 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  Missouri : CM: Providence : South Area
This 90 ft route reminds me of some of the slabs pitches out in Red Rocks, NV. Follow the well protected slab to a lower face mantle and easy crux clip then continue to a mantle on the second ledge. The next mid route crux requires the use of toe and finger tips to balance up and left to the generous clipping holds. Mantle on to the third ledge, clip left of the large flake and continue straight up to rap anchors or climb all the way to the top of the cliff face....[more]   Browse More Classics in Missouri

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