Beautiful sport crag with some great trad just a few minutes from Batesville. There is approx. 80+ routes well bolted on fantastic Arkansas sandstone.
This property is now privately owned by the Christopher brothers of Cave City, AR. The Crag is finally in control of climbers! Help keep it that way. Leave no trace!
For questions or issues please contact them: 870-613-4662 or firstname.lastname@example.org
From Hwy 167 south of Batesville take Hwy 230 (Camp Tahkoda Road) west for about 3-4 miles and turn right at the Little Red Store. Hwy 230 becomes Locust Grove Road at this point. Drive for 3-5 miles and turn left onto Jamestown Loop. From Jamestown Loop This road will start uphill after a short distance. Once you reach the top of the hill, pass the radio tower on your right then a water tower on your left. As the road starts to go slightly downhill, it turns to gravel.
At this point there is a gravel turnout on your right with a dumpster. Turn in here and follow the trail on the right. The trail is about 2 miles long. If you are in a 2wd vehicle, you can drive past the pipeline area (large cleared out area) for roughly another half mile before you will have to walk. (Please park off the trail so that it doesnít become blocked). If you donít mind a few scratches on your 4wd you can almost drive to the bluff line. The "road" is washed out and very rough. If it has rained recently, expect lots of mud. Recently the road has gone through quite a few changes and there is ribbon in trees to mark the correct way. There will be a fork in the road a few hundred yards after the pipeline, stay straight and it will lead you to the old parking area.
There are a few parking spots at the end of the trail before it makes a steep descent to the right. Park here, walk to the top of the bluff.
3 ways to get down the bluffs:
1. Dog Walk/Walk Down : Puts you near the Game Wall. Easiest way to get down. Come down the hill till you hit the bluffs. Take the 4x4 trail to your right. Follow this trail for a ways, 100 yds maybe, till you see a cairn stacked to the left of the trail and the brown official looking hiking sign. Both are easy to miss. Turn towards the bluff and you should see a relatively easy way to get down. This can be pretty slippery when wet.
2. Exodus Route/Rappelling : Puts you in the Amateur Wall. When first hitting the bluffs, follow the trail to the right for 10-15 feet. Turn towards the bluffs and find an easy looking route to climb down with anchors only. There is a tree above it that we still use for easier rapping. You can rappel here, or just solo downclimb. Please be safe.
3. Climb Down : Puts you at the end of the Disaster Wall. When you first hit the bluffs, turn left and follow the 4x4 trail through a few puddles. The trail will at one point cross a large, flat, short rock. This is your cue to start looking to your right for a cairn and a small trail towards the bluff. You will find a fourth class climb down with webbing. After climbing down, continue back along the bluff line to see the end of the Disaster Wall.
Jamestown Crag is now offically owned by climbers.
The Nomads made up of the three Christopher Brothers have purchased the Jamestown Crag. The climbing area was never under the rule of the WMA but actually owned by a neighboring paper company. The area was under the threat of being closed. The Nomads have stepped in to secure the property for climbers.
Trail work, campsite development and route development have been under the way for the past several months.
Find the Nomads on facebook or contact them at email@example.com, 870-613-4662. Don't forget about the competition Novemeber 2nd.
Matt, The clearing is done by our neighbor paper company. We have no control of that. They are however a very responsible company that will replant and the landscape will return to wilderness. Road conditions will improve in the spring. If you have any other issues feel free to contact me directly. 870-613-4662
Road Conditions are not favorable due to the logging activity and the high amount of traffic with rain soaked roads. If you are driving anything but a 4x4 you should not go very far past the gate. If you make it to the parking area that is where you vehicle stays. Any vehicle caught driving past the parking area will be pushed off the bluff for ignoring our sign. Road improvements will begin this Spring.