D Rock is fairly different from most crags in the Natural State. It's located in Russellville, south of I-40. There aren't a whole lot of lines here, but most of the ones present are great. The crag is known for it's plethora of hard sport routes- almost everything is 5.11 or harder (with a ton of good 5.12s.) It's also unique in the way that almost every sport line has fixed draws. That and the graffiti and the <5 minute approach for almost all of the lines mean that this almost feels more like a gym than a true Arkansas crag. That being said, if you want hard sport, don't miss this area.
This area is super easy to get to- from I-40, get off at Highway 7 south in Russellville. Stay on this until you cross the Arkansas River into Dardanelle, and then hang a right on 2nd Street. Follow this to a right on Dardanelle Dam Rd (the sign just says Dam Rd) and D Rock should be hard to miss- park in the pull off across from the sign.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Dardanelle Rock:
Gateway Drug 5.9 Sport, 1 pitch, 45 feet
Moneyshot 5.11a Sport, 1 pitch, 60 feet
Antichrist 5.11c Sport, 1 pitch, 45 feet
Featured Route For Dardanelle Rock
The easiest sport route at Dardanelle, and an okay warm up. Follow the first three bolts up the low-angle arete and then step left into the dihedral, where the climbing gets significantly easier. The chains are located on top of the wall at the top of the route, and a pain to reach for shorter climbers....[more] Browse More Classics in AR