Cave Creek offers great sandstone climbing. Many of the routes here are completely bolted, offering a destination for sport climbers. In addition, though, this area also hosts some excellent trad climbs.
The same ethics apply here as they do for Sam's Throne, though, so see that section for info.
Cave Creek is great in the fall, but also in the winter on good days, because much of it faces in a southerly direction.
It is NOT considered proper to hang permanent draws or chains in this area, especially on already established climbs. It is also STRONGLY discouraged on new lines that go up.
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. There, you will see Sam's Throne on the right. Another 3.4 miles will take you to the drive for Cave Creek on the left. A 4-wheel drive is handy here, or you can park out of the way before the giant mud puddle. Hike down the road and at the open area, head down the hill to the right on a trail.
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|By cole fennel|
Jun 2, 2011
The missing bolt on Brick Attack--as well as the remaining bolts in the roof--will be replaced sometime early next week.Best to stay off of it until then. If anyone has any other suggestions regarding bolt replacement in Arkansas, please contact the Arkansas Climbers Coalition at: arkansasclimbers.org.
|By Arthur Nisnevich|
From: Boulder, CO
Mar 16, 2008
You turn off onto an old, "perpetually muddy" logging road. It is distinguished from all of the other muddy logging roads by a painted "C" on a tree. AWD is recommended. A short walk down and you should see cliffs. If you don't see cliffs, you got on the wrong road.