Hudson Mountain Rock Climbing
A small sector of great climbing near the "Invasion" wall at Cowell.
There is something at Mt. Hudson for everyone, whether beginner or advanced.
Best time for climbing is definitely the fall/early winter for Hudson, as the poison ivy and overgrowth at this crag can sometimes be horrendous.
Going to Invasion/Font Red:
Turn right onto a road with a "road ends" sign, and veer to the right. The trailhead is at the end of the road.
Follow the trail till it drops you on top of the Hudson Shelter.
Weather station 4.6 miles from here
13 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',4],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Hudson Mountain
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Hudson Mountain:
EMP 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c Sport, 50'
Deer Camp 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport, 50'
PMA 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport, 60'
Featured Route For Hudson Mountain
Bucket Brigade 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b AR
: Cowell Area
: Hudson Mountain
Currently the third bolted route you come across when you enter. Hanging start off of some small boulders. Really enjoyable jug hauling on chicken heads for the first half, and then steep jug/ledge climbing to the chains. One of the best 5.10b's in Arkansas in my opinion....[more] Browse More Classics in AR
Latest Regional Forum Messages
By Drew Nevius
Mar 24, 2014
I've usually heard this area referred to as "Hudson Mountain". Going into Cowell, turn right on 1204B which is marked by a small, brown plastic marker and often a bra hanging in the tree above it. It's before the left turn on 1204C for Invasion. Great crag!
By Andrew Roepke
From: Kansas City, Missouri
Mar 24, 2015
Getting there: about 4 miles east of highway 7 on Cowell Road turn south onto 1204b. There will be a dead end sign that currently has a Five Ten sticker on it. A small road branches off right after a few hundred feet. Take this until it dead ends. That is where the approach trail starts. Follow the trail south and then west until you reach the waterfall/cave area. Head right (climber's left) to reach the established climbs.