Sam's Throne offers a variety of climbing. Mostly, though, it is a bastion of trad climbing, with a few sport routes thrown in on unprotected faces. Toproping is also popular here, due to the easy access to the tops of most routes.
This area is just up the hill from Mt. Judea, AR. The best thing would be to Mapquest that city. If coming from the north, once there, continue following AR-123 south, past a sharp left turn at a gas station. Take the next right, which is still 123. Follow it up about 4-5 miles. Sam's Throne will be on the right and is marked by a new wooden sign.
121 Total Routes
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Sam's Throne:
Smooth Operator 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, 1 pitch, 60' East Main Bluff : The Prow & Reality Wall
Razorback Roof 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 70' West Main Bluff : Arachnophobia, Dark Side, &...
Diet Pepsi 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 70' West Main Bluff : Arachnophobia, Dark Side, &...
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad, 1 pitch, 70' East Main Bluff : Chickenhead Wall
Windy Armbuster 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b PG13 Trad, 1 pitch, 70' East Main Bluff : Chickenhead Wall
Past the Jugs 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 55' The Throne : South Side & Albino Rhino W...
Arkansas Reality 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad, 1 pitch, 55' East Main Bluff : The Prow & Reality Wall
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SuperNatural 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b AR : Sam's Throne & Surroundings : ... : The Prow & Reality Wall
I stared at this face for ten years, stopping in amazement one of my first trips down. "Wow!" I thought, "will it ever go?" The more I climbed at Sams Throne, the more I learned what gear would, and wouldn't work, and what it took to do routes ground up in an area where cracks dead ended disappointingly, and finicky seams sometimes gave protection, but oftentimes, not. The obvious blank green face is practically hold-less, but my eyes traced the most possible looking line; up the...[more] Browse More Classics in AR
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