Horseshoe Canyon Ranch Climbing
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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 sight 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.
Classic Climbing Routes at Horseshoe Canyon Ranch
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