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Overview

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.
Photo: Sam Matthews samjmatthewsphoto.com

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.
Brick Attack

Candy Mountain

An annex of the cave creek valley. Home to many tall and harder lines that will keep you coming back for more.
Tyler Casey on "Tainted Love" Photo: Sam Matthews

Getting There

The northwestern part of the state. Cities to look for include Harrison and Mt. Judea.

321 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
 86
Boston Rag
Trad
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 69
Diagonal Crack
Trad
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 142
Poison Ivy
Trad
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 96
Albino Rhino
Trad
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 46
Silverfish
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 29
Red Faced Lizard
Sport
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 38
Razorback Roof
Trad
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 27
Stems and Seeds
Trad
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 25
Involuntary Manslaughter
Trad
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b PG13
 21
Windy Armbuster
Trad
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 31
Gracious Grant
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 46
Dead Dog
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 26
Achilles Heel
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 20
Painted Warrior
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 25
Brick Attack
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Boston Rag Sam's Throne > Throne > White Trash Wall
 86
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Diagonal Crack Sam's Throne > Throne > White Trash Wall
 69
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Poison Ivy Sam's Throne > Throne > Poison Ivy Wall
 142
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Albino Rhino Sam's Throne > Throne > S Side & Albino Rhino…
 96
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Silverfish Sam's Throne > Outback > Seed Wall
 46
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Red Faced Lizard Cave Creek > Crankenstein Boulder-…
 29
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Razorback Roof Sam's Throne > W Main Bluff > Arachnophobia, Dark S…
 38
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad
Stems and Seeds Cave Creek > Gravity Slab/Meltdown…
 27
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad
Involuntary Manslaughter Cave Creek > Brick Attack Area
 25
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad
Windy Armbuster Sam's Throne > E Main Bluff > Chickenhead Wall
 21
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b PG13 Trad
Gracious Grant Candy Mountain
 31
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Dead Dog Sam's Throne > E Main Bluff > Dead Dog & Energamata…
 46
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Achilles Heel Candy Mountain
 26
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Painted Warrior Valley of The Blind
 20
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Brick Attack Cave Creek > Brick Attack Area
 25
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
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