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Painters Bluff  

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Location: 35.8683, -91.8484 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: TylerKC, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Eric Van Williams on Dec 17, 2012
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BETA PHOTO: Painters Bluff from the west side of the river. Be...


A huge Bluff along the white river. best winter climbing.

Getting There 

Turn onto Collietown Rd off of the 69, stay on Collietown until it runs into county rd 5, a dirt road coming in from Cushman. Drive untill you see the river. a small turnoff to the left takes you about 50yrds in to park hike down the trail go up or go down at the sign if you go up expect to rap in. if you go down walk nest to the wall until you reach the main area.

Climbing Season

For the All Locations area.

Weather station 3.9 miles from here

3 Total Routes

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

Featured Route For Painters Bluff
route with the white line.

Midnight Special 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b  AR : Painters Bluff
Start up a face into a corner then goes out right to a manlte about 50ft up. From the mantle climb a face to a short crack roof then mantle out to the bolt anchor. Start up a 130ft slab with beautiful pockets to the top anchor. Note: if rapping off use a 70m rope or two ropes!...[more]   Browse More Classics in AR

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By Mitchell Allen
From: Little Rock, Arkansas
Dec 21, 2012
Thanks for putting this up with directions! I remember hearing about it quite a few years back and never looked into it. Sounds really cool! Any potential for new routes besides these three on all the rest of that rock?
By Eric Van Williams
From: Oside,CA
Jan 2, 2013
Yes, this photo only shows about 1/4 of the entire wall... thanks to Mark Mobley for helping me with these routes.
By Bart Kensinger
From: Salt Lake City, Utah
Mar 2, 2015
This place is super cool, but it is very hard to find the anchors. It took my partner and I more than four hours to find the rap in anchors, and we were very insecure attempting to downclimb to the ledge when we were unsure of the beta. The 70 meter rope is a must to reach the ledge rap anchors. It barely gets you there.

I only did the classic line with my partner (Midnight Express), but it was really nice. We also toproped the 2nd pitch of the 10b next to it which was quite enjoyable also. A bit of a scramble to get down to the anchors.

Some of the best, hard limestone around. Dark gray, pockety, and it would definitely hold gear. I hope somebody nearby gets an itch to put up some lines in this area. It's big and beautiful.

It would be really nice if someone could post a GPS for the top anchor coordinates for Midnight Special!!! for the next guy:)
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