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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.

Climbing Season



Weather station 12.5 miles from here

431 Total Routes

['4 Stars',35],['3 Stars',163],['2 Stars',157],['1 Star',65],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',23],['5.7',39],['5.8',56],['5.9',51],['5.10',80],['5.11',44],['5.12',34],['5.13',3],['>=5.14',1],['',0],['<=V1',11],['V2-3',38],['V4-5',27],['V6-7',12],['V8-9',8],['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
Swamp Rat   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   Horseshoe Canyon Ranch : Cliffs of Insanity
Green Goblin   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 65'   Horseshoe Canyon Ranch : The North Forty
Man Servant   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 55'   Horseshoe Canyon Ranch : Mr. Magoo Rock
Orange Crush   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport   Horseshoe Canyon Ranch : The Far East
Hackberry Crack   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   Horseshoe Canyon Ranch : Confederate Cracks
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
Private Property   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Sport, 55'   Horseshoe Canyon Ranch : The North Forty
Commodus   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
Boronocus   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 85'   Horseshoe Canyon Ranch : Roman Wall
Big Top   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 65'   Horseshoe Canyon Ranch : The North Forty
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
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Up your Buttress 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a  AR : Horseshoe Canyon Ranch : Confederate Cracks
This varied climb requires a wide range of skills.Start by scambling to the top of the obvious block. Climb up the dihedral,through the chimney and into the crux hand and finger crack gaurding the anchors.Description from Cole Fennels Rock Climbing Arkansas...[more]   Browse More Classics in AR

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By Jason Haas
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 adam.johnson
Jan 20, 2014
Here is a bouldering video showcasing many of the easy to moderate boulder problems the area has to offer.


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