Elevation: 2,077 ft
GPS: 35.858, -93.044 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Erik Pohlman on Dec 24, 2006
Admins: Tyler KC, JD Borgeson

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.

403 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
 100
Boston Rag
Trad
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 84
Diagonal Crack
Trad
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 165
Poison Ivy
Trad
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 116
Albino Rhino
Trad
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 56
Silverfish
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 48
Red Faced Lizard
Sport
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 47
Razorback Roof
Trad
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 56
Willy Wonka
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 41
Job 3:25 (aka No Fear)
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 49
Processed Meat
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 58
Gracious Grant
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 74
Dead Dog
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 39
Achilles Heel
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 37
Flying Elvis
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 39
Brick Attack
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Boston Rag Sam's Throne > 6. The Throne > White Trash Wall
 100
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Diagonal Crack Sam's Throne > 6. The Throne > White Trash Wall
 84
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Poison Ivy Sam's Throne > 6. The Throne > Poison Ivy Wall
 165
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Albino Rhino Sam's Throne > 6. The Throne > S Side & Albino Rhino…
 116
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Silverfish Sam's Throne > 2. The Outback > Seed Wall
 56
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Red Faced Lizard Cave Creek > Flat Fields Slab & Su…
 48
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Razorback Roof Sam's Throne > 3. W Main Bluff > Arachnophobia, Dark S…
 47
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad
Willy Wonka Candy Mountain
 56
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Job 3:25 (aka No Fear) Sam's Throne > 4. E Main Bluff > Chickenhead Wall
 41
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Processed Meat Cave Creek > Meat Walls
 49
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Gracious Grant Candy Mountain
 58
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Dead Dog Sam's Throne > 4. E Main Bluff > Dead Dog & Energamata…
 74
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Achilles Heel Candy Mountain
 39
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Flying Elvis Cave Creek > Brick Attack Area
 37
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Brick Attack Cave Creek > Brick Attack Area
 39
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
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