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WM: Monegaw Springs Rock Climbing 

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Location: 38.02546, -93.84212 View Map  Incorrect?
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Sandstone reminiscent of Northwest Arkansas with several amazing roof features. Over 30 bolted routes ranging from 5.8-5.12, although the meat and potatoes is in the 5.11++. Several nice boulder problems have also been established with the potential for many more.

South facing, although shade can almost always be found at the base of climbs.

Monegaw has a storied history and has been well traveled, as you will note from the myriad amounts of graffiti dating well back into the 1800's.

Getting There 

3 minute approach from the dirt parking area
38.02546, -93.84212

Climbing Season

Weather station 8.4 miles from here

29 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',4],['3 Stars',9],['2 Stars',12],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',1]

Classic Climbing Routes in WM: Monegaw Springs

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for WM: Monegaw Springs:
Thistle Do   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 30'   West End
Forgot My Crashpad   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 20'   West End
North of the North Fourty   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 45'   Burns Side
Wayne Burnside   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 45'   Burns Side
Planet of Sound   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   Burns Side
Chief Monegaw   5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   Burns Side
Pinkerton   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Sport, 45'   Burns Side
Love Letter   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   The Refuge
The Grand Finale   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 55'   The Refuge
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Pinkerton 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a  Missouri : WM: Monegaw Springs : Burns Side
Easy climbing left of the cave leads to a standing rest before a bouldery move followed by sustained steep climbing....[more]   Browse More Classics in Missouri

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By Michael A Parker
From: Tulsa, OK
May 29, 2017
This is a great crag with some fantastic routes. Though it is riddled with frail and brittle rock and lots of sugar choss, the routes are well bolted and the movement is fun and interesting. This area would benefit from some more traffic and will continue to evolve as the loose and weak rock is broken off.
By CrimpDaddy-WesP
From: Houghton, NY
Aug 19, 2017
Is it easy to set top ropes on any of the climbs?
By Ryan Surface
From: Kansas City
Aug 20, 2017
Many of the anchors are relatively easy to gain by going to the top of the cliff, especially the burns side area.

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