I am a big fan of having my feet firmly planted on Earth. That's just me. I've never been a fan of heights and I don't plan to start now which is why I'll likely never go to the best place to climb in Missouri that's allegedly near Columbia.

Get our free mobile app

I am not going to debate Only In Your State about their claim that they found the best place to climb in Missouri. I think they said "most unique", but to me that's best. I am surprised that this place is so near Columbia though as I think of concrete and not cliffs and trees there.

Dominick Lee via YouTube
Dominick Lee via YouTube
loading...

What is the best place to climb in Missouri?

Capen Park in Columbia where at least there's plenty of places to grab ahold of in the rock if you're a pro that really is a trained climber.

Dominick Lee via YouTube
Dominick Lee via YouTube
loading...

The view there really is spectacular from the top, but you'll never see me dangling my legs over the edge like this family. Nope. Not gonna happen.

Dominick Lee via YouTube
Dominick Lee via YouTube
loading...

The city of Columbia, Missouri shares the same warning about rock climbing that I would like to add:

Rock climbing can be dangerous, and risk of injury or death exists. If you choose to use Capen Park for this purpose, you are voluntarily assuming all associated risks. Please be aware that Parks and Recreation does NOT install, maintain or inspect the fixed climbing anchors, hardware or any other aspect of the climbing routes.

I'm a big fan of Alex Honnold who starred in Free Solo.  But, that's on my TV and not my feet elevated way above the Earth in places like Capen Park. It is one of the more picturesque parts of Missouri near Columbia though. No doubt about that.

If Missouri Cities Were Christmas Vacation Characters

Gallery Credit: Warner Bros. Entertainment via YouTube

More From 100.9 The Eagle, The Tri-States' Classic Rock Station