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Candy Mountain Rock Climbing 

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An extension of Cave Creek. Candy Mountain offers secluded, tall, high quality climbs in the Natural State.
One of the best crags by far!

Getting There 

Turn onto an old logging road before Cave Creek.(Left if driving south). Follow the trail and manmade latter down to the base of the crag.

Or take the long/scenic approach and follow the Cave Creek cliffline until you see bolts.

Climbing Season

For the Sam's Throne & Surroundings area.

Weather station 8.5 miles from here

10 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',4],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Candy Mountain

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Candy Mountain:
Willy Wonka   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 55'   
Gracious Grant   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 65'   
Wizard and Glass   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 60'   
Achilles Heel   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 60'   
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Featured Route For Candy Mountain
Rock Climbing Photo: Wormhole

Wormhole 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a  AR : Sam's Throne & Surroundings : Candy Mountain
Face away from the rock as you stem up to the ledge above the first bolt (looks harder than it is, as long as you find the feet). Then make a bold move as you grab the ledge, and bring both feet over to the bolted cliff face. Shimmy over to the arĂȘte to clip the second bolt, and enjoy the fun climbing to the top with a couple of crux sequences in the middle. A fun and (somewhat) heady lead for moderate climbers....[more]   Browse More Classics in AR

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Rock Climbing Photo: Candy Mountain
Candy Mountain
Rock Climbing Photo: Roebuck on "Willy Wonka" 5.10b
Roebuck on "Willy Wonka" 5.10b
Rock Climbing Photo: Aubrey on the hike out.
Aubrey on the hike out.

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By Dakota from North Dakota
Mar 8, 2014
This place is rad
By JD Borgeson
Jan 26, 2015
This is a beautiful, tall, and underutilized crag. Wish I was stronger! the route on the cover of the climbing arakansas guidebook is a route called Achilles heel at this crag!
By K Gustafson
Apr 17, 2016
I can't believe there aren't lines at this place. It doesn't get much better than camping at Sam's then climbing here. There are some boulders in the valley below that look like they have potential too.

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