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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 will 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 $10 per day. Restrooms, sinks, and token showers were added in 2012, making this a great base for multi-day excursions. Sign in at the Trading Post and check out the gear.

Getting There and Guidebook Information

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.

A NEW (2013) full color guidebook for the area is available for mail order and immediate eBook download at www.bostonmountainpress.com.

The 200 page guidebook is full color throughout and provides complete information on all of the over 420 sport and crack climbs. Also featured is a comprehensive and updated look at nearly 250 boulder problems on the ranch. All route and problem information is color coded by rating.
NEW HCR Guidebook

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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.
V4 6B
 110
Dig Dug
Boulder
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 187
Swamp Rat
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 354
Green Goblin
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 127
Hackberry Crack
Trad
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 93
WMA Crack
Trad
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 248
Orange Crush
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 174
Commodus
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 79
Mr. Magoo
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 114
Learning to Fly
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 286
Crimp Scampi
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 227
Horseshoes and Hand Grenades
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 124
Big Top
Sport
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 84
Taliban soup
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 95
Love Slave
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 99
Fat Hand
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Dig Dug Idaho Boulders > Loaf Boulder
 110
V4 6B Boulder
Swamp Rat Cliffs of Insanity
 187
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Green Goblin N Forty
 354
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Hackberry Crack Walls Of Moria
 127
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
WMA Crack Confederate Cracks
 93
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad
Orange Crush Far East
 248
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport
Commodus Roman Wall
 174
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Mr. Magoo Mr. Magoo Rock
 79
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Learning to Fly Prophecy Wall
 114
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Crimp Scampi N Forty
 286
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Horseshoes and Hand Grenades Far East
 227
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Big Top N Forty
 124
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Taliban soup Prophecy Wall
 84
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Sport
Love Slave N Forty
 95
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Fat Hand N Forty
 99
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
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