This secluded area hosts a selection of great climbs and would be a very popular crag anywhere, but located deep in the backwoods of Arkansas, it is highly likely you will have this climbing area all to yourself. The climbing is on extremely good rock. Classic sandstone power endurance. The steep wall is south facing and climbing is enjoyable year-round as the sun graces the face only in the winter. The warm up wall is east facing and has high quality warm-ups ranging from 5.8 to 5.12 with the most rated 5.10 and 5.11. There is a waterfall with a nice swimming hole at the head of the canyon. A convenient camp site is located .2mi before the trail head (at a faint 'Y' in the trail). Please do not use the left trail from the campsite as it leads to private property. Always use your best judgement when clipping fixed gear.
From Dickey Junction (Lat, Long: 35.8379, -92.9538) drive 2.8 miles NE on Richland Road towards Stack Rock and the OHT trail head. Turn right onto a well established trail-road. High clearance is not mandatory, There are deep puddles after turning on this trail. 1 mile to a two car parking area and climber trail on the left. The approach is less than a mile. Just before you reach the creek crossing a rock stack on your right indicates the way to the the Mercenary Wall. A minute or so after crossing the creek you will come to a fork: the right takes you to an easy chimney down climb, the left fork is more popular.
Weather station 13.7 miles from here
23 Total Routes
['4 Stars',10],['3 Stars',8],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]
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By JD Borgeson
Jul 14, 2014
Thank you for posting this. I have been wondering what the routes were there
Jul 16, 2014
I hope you enjoy the routes! We sure do. This place will get you wicked strong.