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Cave Creek 


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One of Arkansas Finest Crags

Description 

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.


PLEASE NOTE!!!
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.




Getting There 

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.


Climbing Season


33 Total Routes


['4 Stars',4],['3 Stars',23],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',2],['5.8',2],['5.9',7],['5.10',10],['5.11',7],['5.12',4],['5.13',1],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Cave Creek:
Stems and Seeds   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 55'   Involuntary Wall, Flat Fiel...
Involuntary Manslaughter   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch   Hidden Wall & Big Eyes Wall
Snake, Rattle, and Roll   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 65'   Involuntary Wall, Flat Fiel...
Flying Elvis   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Hidden Wall & Big Eyes Wall
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Featured Route For Cave Creek
Entering the roof

Brick Attack 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b  AR : Sam's Throne & Surroundings : ... : Hidden Wall & Big Eyes Wall
Easy 5.8 climbing up to roof. Pull a few long powerful moves to the anchors....[more]   Browse More Classics in AR

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By cole fennel
Jun 2, 2011
CONDITION REPORT 

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.