BETA PHOTO: Slab Town rock face looming over the trees at Pock...
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.
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]
Featured Route For South Area
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