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Horseshoe Canyon Ranch 

Horseshoe Canyon Ranch and Surrounding Areas 


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Rock Climbing Arkansas by Cole Fennel

Description 

The Buffalo National River's climbing is done mostly on high-quality sandstone. This area houses one of the most popular places to climb in the state, Horseshoe Canyon Ranch.


Getting There 

The Northwest part of Arkansas. Towns to look for are Harrison and Jasper.


362 Total Routes


['4 Stars',28],['3 Stars',140],['2 Stars',123],['1 Star',61],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',18],['5.7',29],['5.8',43],['5.9',42],['5.10',68],['5.11',38],['5.12',31],['5.13',3],['>=5.14',1],['',0],['<=V1',12],['V2-3',29],['V4-5',25],['V6-7',12],['V8-9',7],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',4],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Horseshoe Canyon Ranch and Surrounding Areas:
Cotton Candy   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Sport, 60'   Horseshoe Canyon Ranch : The North Forty
African Herbman   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 55'   Horseshoe Canyon Ranch : The North Forty
Green Goblin   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 65'   Horseshoe Canyon Ranch : The North Forty
Swamp Rat   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   Horseshoe Canyon Ranch : Cliffs of Insanity
Orange Crush   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport   Horseshoe Canyon Ranch : The Far East
Man Servant   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 55'   Horseshoe Canyon Ranch : Mr. Magoo Rock
Private Property   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Sport, 55'   Horseshoe Canyon Ranch : The North Forty
WMA Crack   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, 60'   Horseshoe Canyon Ranch : Confederate Cracks
Deft Jam   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 55'   Horseshoe Canyon Ranch : Confederate Cracks
Hackberry Crack   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   Horseshoe Canyon Ranch : Confederate Cracks
Comotus   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 65'   Horseshoe Canyon Ranch : Roman Wall
Crimp Scampi   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   Horseshoe Canyon Ranch : The North Forty
Horseshoes and Hand Grenades   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 60'   Horseshoe Canyon Ranch : The Far East
Big Top   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 65'   Horseshoe Canyon Ranch : The North Forty
Boronocus   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 85'   Horseshoe Canyon Ranch : Roman Wall
Love Slave   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   Horseshoe Canyon Ranch : The North Forty
Sonny Jim   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   Horseshoe Canyon Ranch : The North Forty
Maximus   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 2 pitches, 75'   Horseshoe Canyon Ranch : Roman Wall
Mine Mine Mine   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 50'   Horseshoe Canyon Ranch : The North Forty
Cradle of the Deep   5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c     Sport   Horseshoe Canyon Ranch : Titanic Boulder
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Featured Route For Horseshoe Canyon Ranch and Surrounding Areas
This photo shows a climber midway up the route, starting the wider section. The lower, easier section is out of view below.

First Time Up 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  AR : Horseshoe Canyon Ranch : The Far East
Climbs the dihedral to the right of Emotional Content. Sort of loose and a little scary. Pro is pretty good in most spots, but the anchor I remember being a little tricky although there was one bolt I used as part of it. After bringing up the second I think we walked over and rapped off the Emotional Content anchors...[more]   Browse More Classics in AR

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By Jason Haas
From: Broomfield, CO
Nov 2, 2009

The new comprehensive color guidebook to the state of Arkansas by Cole Fennel is now available in stores, including at the Ranch. The book is 400pages and describes nearly 1500 routes and 350 boulder problems.

By tcamillieri
From: Denver
Mar 8, 2011

Bouldering Video of Horseshoe Canyon Ranch and the Surrounding Areas.

Bouldering Roadtrip: 10 Days in ARKANSAS

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By austin luper
From: Fayetteville
May 25, 2012

if anyone ever needs a partner for the area contact me 479-879-2908 always down to climb whatever whenever. i am a safe climber and know the area pretty well.

Austin

By adam.johnson
Jan 20, 2014

Here is a bouldering video showcasing many of the easy to moderate boulder problems the area has to offer.