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Elevation: 2,077 ft 633 m
GPS: 35.8578, -93.0444
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Shared By: Erik Pohlman on Dec 24, 2006
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Overview Suggest change

The true origin of Ozark climbing stems from this area. Aesthetically pleasing faces loom over an exposed ridge littered with beautiful pines below.

Sam's Throne is the patriarch to all climbing in Arkansas and still holds a truly classic ethic on how climbing is conducted in the area. Few sport lines exist here, however the ones that do are some of the best around.

To fill your sport climbing fix, one must travel to

Valley Of The Blind

An exposed valley of rock that hosts some of the best lines in the state.

Cave Creek

Cliff band on the opposite side of Sam's Throne that hosts many classics one one of the more aesthetic areas in the region.

Candy Mountain

An annex of the cave creek valley. Home to many tall and harder lines that will keep you coming back for more.

Getting There Suggest change

Just south of Mt. Judea on HWY 123.

496 Total Climbs

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Classic Climbing Routes at Sam's Throne & Surroundings

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 193
Poison Ivy
Trad
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 61
Silverfish
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 66
Red Faced Lizard
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 69
The Great Hog Farm Fire of '97
Sport
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 42
Diet Pepsi
Trad
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 99
Willy Wonka
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 57
Job 3:25 (aka No Fear)
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 61
Processed Meat
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b PG13
 35
Windy Armbuster
Trad
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 98
Gracious Grant
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 108
Dead Dog
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 58
Wizard and Glass
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 70
Achilles Heel
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 44
Flying Elvis
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 53
Brick Attack
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Poison Ivy Sam's Throne > 7. The Throne > Poison Ivy Wall
 193
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Silverfish Sam's Throne > 2. The Outback > Seed Wall
 61
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Red Faced Lizard Cave Creek > Flat Fields Slab & Su…
 66
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
The Great Hog Farm Fire of '97 Candy Mountain
 69
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Diet Pepsi Sam's Throne > 3. W Main Bluff > Arachnophobia, Dark S…
 42
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad
Willy Wonka Candy Mountain
 99
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Job 3:25 (aka No Fear) Sam's Throne > 4. E Main Bluff > Chickenhead Wall
 57
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Processed Meat Cave Creek > Meat Walls
 61
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Windy Armbuster Sam's Throne > 4. E Main Bluff > Chickenhead Wall
 35
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b PG13 Trad
Gracious Grant Candy Mountain
 98
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Dead Dog Sam's Throne > 4. E Main Bluff > Dead Dog & Energamata…
 108
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Wizard and Glass Candy Mountain
 58
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Achilles Heel Candy Mountain
 70
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Flying Elvis Cave Creek > Brick Attack Area
 44
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Brick Attack Cave Creek > Brick Attack Area
 53
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
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