Elevation: 1,787 ft
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Description

Horseshoe Canyon Ranch (HCR) offers some of the finest sandstone in Arkansas with nearly 420 routes ranging from 5.5 to 5.14. The majority of the routes are fully bolted sport climbs, but there are also many fine trad routes and a plethora of good boulder problems. The cracks at the Ranch are some of the best in Arkansas and will challenge even the saltiest of crack masters.

Surreal sandstone climbing in a spectacular setting with all the amenities of a four-star dude ranch make this one of the most unique and enjoyable crags you'll ever visit.

The Buffalo River is on the other side of 74 hwy. Hit the BRT, a 40 mile hiking trail. Ponca offers rentals of kayak, canoe, and rafts, or bring your own and float the Buffalo - one of the only pristine rivers in a national park not crowded with houses and other nonsense. There are cliffs along the Buffalo that beg to be climbed, so bring your synthetic shoes.

Camping is $5 per night, climbing is $11 per day. Restrooms, sinks, and token showers were added in 2012, making this a great base for multi-day excursions. Cabins are also available on site for varying prices. You need to reserve these in advance.  

Sign in at the Trading Post when you pull in and check out the gear, grab some coffee, even scarf a burrito. HCR also offers shoe rentals.

DOGS NOT ALLOWED.

Getting There

HCR is located approximately 7.0 miles west of Jasper and 6.5 miles east of Ponca on the south side of State Highway 74. Jasper is approximately 25 miles south of Harrison and 65 miles north of Russellville on Scenic State Highway 7.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Horseshoe Canyon Ranch

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
V3 6A
 78
Old English
Boulder
V4 6B
 198
Dig Dug
Boulder
V5 6C
 129
Warbonnet
Boulder
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 93
Deft Jam
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 158
Hackberry Crack
Trad
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 127
WMA Crack
Trad
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 112
Mr. Magoo
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 196
Learning to Fly
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 404
Crimp Scampi
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 342
Horseshoes and Hand Grenades
Sport
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 178
Big Top
Sport
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 146
Taliban Soup
Sport
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 92
Boronocus
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 94
Mine Mine Mine
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 165
Fat Hand
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Old English W Side > Idaho Boulders > Warm-Up Boulder
 78
V3 6A Boulder
Dig Dug W Side > Idaho Boulders > Loaf Boulder
 198
V4 6B Boulder
Warbonnet W Side > Idaho Boulders > Crescent/War Bonnet Area
 129
V5 6C Boulder
Deft Jam W Side > Confederate Cracks
 93
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Hackberry Crack W Side > Walls Of Moria
 158
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
WMA Crack W Side > Confederate Cracks
 127
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad
Mr. Magoo E Side > Magoo Rock
 112
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Learning to Fly W Side > Prophecy Wall
 196
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Crimp Scampi N Side > N Forty Routes
 404
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Horseshoes and Hand Grenades E Side > Far East
 342
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Big Top N Side > N Forty Routes
 178
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Sport
Taliban Soup W Side > Prophecy Wall
 146
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Sport
Boronocus E Side > Roman Wall
 92
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Mine Mine Mine N Side > N Forty Routes
 94
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Fat Hand N Side > N Forty Routes
 165
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
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