Elevation: 1,789 ft
GPS: 35.87319, -93.04787
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Description

The East Main Bluff consists of all the lines from the Hero Maker Wall, by the road, to the Chickenhead Wall, down by the Throne, where the bluff line takes a sharp turn to become the West Main Bluff.

This area faces roughly east, so it has some pretty good climbing in cooler weather, especially fall, but all seasons are good. The rock is the same great sandstone that is found all over this area.

The order of the areas from left to right as seen from the bottom of the climbs is:
Chickenhead Wall
The Prow
Reality Wall
Dead Dog Wall
Energemata Wall
Fraggle Rock Wall
Too Big to Finger Wall
Reader's Digest Wall
Hero Maker Wall

Getting There

From the parking lot, hike down the road to the left, ending in a a circle drive. From there, head down a trail towards the east, ending on top of the Chickenhead Wall.

From here, either rap the descent near The Wasp on the West Main Bluff or continue along the top of the East Main Bluff to the Catacomb Walkdown, which involves some downclimbing in a chimney.

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Classic Climbing Routes at East Main Bluff

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 32
Slam Dance
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 37
Blackberry Blossom (a.k.a. Smoot…
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 30
Huckleberry Hornpipe (a.k.a. Bry…
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 31
The Natural
Trad
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 7
Carhartts Recommended
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 15
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
Trad
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 28
Inherit the Wind
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 46
Job 3:25 (aka No Fear)
Sport
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b PG13
 4
Whiff of a Dead Dog
Trad, TR
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b PG13
 35
Windy Armbuster
Trad
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 5
Ethereal
Trad
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 85
Dead Dog
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 26
Arkansas Reality
Trad
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 10
SuperNatural
Trad
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 11
Second Adam
Sport 2 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Slam Dance Prow & Reality Wall
 32
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Blackberry Blossom (a.k.a.… Prow & Reality Wall
 37
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Huckleberry Hornpipe (a.k.a… Prow & Reality Wall
 30
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
The Natural Prow & Reality Wall
 31
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Carhartts Recommended Dead Dog & Energamata…
 7
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof Chickenhead Wall
 15
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad
Inherit the Wind Dead Dog & Energamata…
 28
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Job 3:25 (aka No Fear) Chickenhead Wall
 46
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Whiff of a Dead Dog Dead Dog & Energamata…
 4
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b PG13 Trad, TR
Windy Armbuster Chickenhead Wall
 35
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b PG13 Trad
Ethereal Prow & Reality Wall
 5
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad
Dead Dog Dead Dog & Energamata…
 85
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Arkansas Reality Prow & Reality Wall
 26
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad
SuperNatural Prow & Reality Wall
 10
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Trad
Second Adam Dead Dog & Energamata…
 11
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport 2 pitches
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