Prohibition Rock Climbing
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 most being 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. The lower off carabiners should eventually be replaced with steel, keep an eye on 'em.
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 may not be mandatory, but there are deep puddles after turning on this trail. Go 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.
Climbing Season For the All Locations area.
Weather station 13.7 miles from here
23 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',10],['3 Stars',9],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Prohibition
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Featured Route For Prohibition
100 Proof 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b AR
: Prohibition Wall
Perhaps one of the best routes in Arkansas.Amazing moves and amazing stone along with a stunning finish make this one of the more memorable climbs you will ever get on.Begin with a few fun moves down low that lead into the cryptic crux. After crawling out of the sequence bear down for another tough sequence before riding monster jugs along the exposed arete to the top.Full value climb....[more] Browse More Classics in AR
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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.
By Spencer Scott
From: Kansas City, MO
Nov 17, 2015
I can't believe this area exists in AR, it's just so strange. No gimmes here, no HCR one move wonders. Such a sick crag in the backwoods of Arkansas!