Shady location overlooking the St. Francois River. I've only been twice, but haven't run into any other climbers, and have only seen two hikers.
The rock quality is extremely poor on most parts of the bluff, but head down the bluff line and there are two seperate areas with bolted routes you will find. The farthest area has three bolted routes with bullet-hard rock and one great looking trad climb up a dihedral.
From the North-head south on Hwy 67 to the St. Francois State Park exit on the left near Bonne Terre.
Once in the park, head to the bottom of the first hill (you're on the hill when you enter the park) and take a right. It's a one-way loop that you follow to the very back and park near the picnic tables. When facing the river, the bluff is on your right. Head up to the face, and follow it 'til you see bolts!
The approach is fantastic- only a five minute (tops) hike in with easy access to the river for a cool-down!
Weather station 12.5 miles from here
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