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Providence 


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Location: 38.8367, -92.4058 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: James Dolph on Nov 8, 2008
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Description 

Just a handful of climbs all rated 5.9 and up. Most climbs can be top-roped with long runners but there are a few bolted routes. Classic crack climb needing large cams as pro.


Getting There 

From Columbia: drive south of Columbia on Providence about 5 miles until you come to a river access sign to Providence landing. Follow the access signs to the parking lot. Head east from the parking lot on the KATY trail. Less than half a mile to the bluffs. Scramble up a steep trail to the base of the bluffs.


10 Total Routes


['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',9],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',4],['5.11',3],['5.12',3],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Providence:
Providence Crack   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   
Ancient Sea Friends   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Regurgitated Bird   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 50'   
Both Get Hard On Top   5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 45'   
Slimestone Cowboy   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 65'   
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Featured Route For Providence
Gold Nugget heads up and left after fifth bolt, while Fist of Gold Heads right and up to rap station.

Fist of Gold 5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b  MO : Providence
Climb GOLD NUGGET though the crux (12+) and clip bolt on the right, just below the upper flake. Continue out right and up balance moves (11a) to the rap anchors. Choose to rap (70') or continue left to last bolt of Gold Nugget then to Gold Nugget rap anchors (90')....[more]   Browse More Classics in MO

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By James Dolph
From: Columbia, MO
Dec 4, 2011

i THINK you're referring to the line i sent back in 2008 called "Iron Clad 5.10a" (due to it's distinctive large iron deposit 1/2 way up the wall), re-named after it was bolted by Kevin Capps in 2010 "regurgitated bird 5.10c

By Jon B
From: Englewood, CO
Dec 14, 2011

That big piece of iron/rock isn't there anymore. Not sure who took it out but it had to take some muscle!

By marcus floyd
From: columbia, mo
Feb 17, 2013

ok.No more than 9 up to first roof at the top of main dihedral. After which... the route turns into a beast...nothing like that which beginners know. Turn the roof and try to stagger into the upper dihedral or take the undercling to a small layback flake egde then reach up with the left to the main upper dihedral hold. With the left hand, press into the roof as you bring the right hand into a major undercling. thismajor undercling convertes to a left hand moving left, to better pinches, as the left foot walksupthe left lower face....At some ponint, you have to say fuc... and move your right hand to the last few hand holds. Topout using the sharp right edge for the right hand so you can clip with the left.