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Elevation: 811 ft 247 m
GPS: 35.6604, -91.7539
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Shared By: Mike Dicken on Apr 17, 2009 · Updates
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Beautiful sport crag just a few minutes from Batesville. There is approx. 85+ routes well bolted on fantastic Arkansas sandstone.

This property is privately owned by the Christopher brothers of Cave City, AR. (Nomads). You can catch up with them on-site working on new routes and better trails every weekend.

Maintenance and development does not come free-

Suggested Donation: $3.00 per visitor, $5.00 per campsite.

Leave no trace!

For access please visit www.jamestowncrag.com to complete a visitor permit. 

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Jamestown is a crag owned by climbers.  A recommended donation of $3 per day of climbing and $5 per campsite will go towards maintaining access, trails, and hardware.

Getting There

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From Hwy 167 south of Batesville take Hwy 230 (Camp Tahkoda Road) west for about 3-4 miles and turn right at the Little Red Store. Hwy 230 becomes Locust Grove Road at this point. Drive for 3-5 miles and turn left onto Jamestown Loop. (You'll know you're there because there are a few road signs for Jamestown.) 

If coming from LR or Memphis direction: when driving northbound on Hwy 67/167 from, take exit 55 in Bald Knob, turn left onto HWY 167 northbound, then you will turn left onto HWY 230 and left onto Jamestown road (big green sign)

This road will start uphill after a mile or two. Once you reach the top of the hill, pass the radio tower on your right then a water tower on your left. Continue on this road about a quarter of a mile until you pass the Wildlife Management Sign on the right handed side as the road starts to go slightly down hill and turns to gravel.

At this point there is a gravel turnout on your right. The gravel turnout is 0.7 miles from the water tower. Turn in here and follow the trail on the right. The trail is about 2 miles long. The "road" is washed out and very rough, but a car can handle it. If it has rained recently, expect lots of mud. You'll come upon an orange gate. If the gate is closed call Kyle at 870-613-4662 for access. If the gate is open continue in. There will be two logging roads leading to the right DON'T drive down those. The road will come to a Y shortly after, veer right and continue to the parking area. Your vehicle stays here.

***Using the directions to "Jamestown Crag" on Google Maps tends to take you to the wrong place, FYI.  It will get you to Jamestown road, but refer to these directions from there.***

3 ways to get down the bluffs:

1. Dog Walk/Walk Down : Puts you near the Game Wall. Easiest way to get down. Come down the hill till you hit the bluffs. . Follow this trail for a ways, 100 yds maybe, till you see a cairn stacked to the left of the trail and the brown official looking hiking sign. Both are easy to miss. Turn towards the bluff and you should see a relatively easy way to get down. This can be pretty slippery when wet.

2. Climb Down : Puts you at the end of the Disaster Wall. When you first hit the bluffs, turn left and follow the trail through a few puddles. The trail will at one point cross a large, flat, short rock. This is your cue to start looking to your right for a cairn and a small trail towards the bluff. You'll find RED rebar steps recently installed to make getting up and down a breeze. After climbing down, continue back along the bluff line to see the end of the Disaster Wall.

3. Goat Trail: Just past the Climb Down access point you'll find a trail that meanders down the bluff line in a much easier descent than the previous two. You'll end up at the bottom of the bluff line below the Disaster Wall-

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Classic Climbing Routes at Jamestown Crag

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
V3+ 6A+ PG13
 7
Inverse Tangent
Boulder
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 29
The Amateur
Sport
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 24
Pagan on Sunday
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 41
Smarty Pants
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 53
Pee Green
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 21
White Lightening
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 40
Fruit Loops
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 29
This Ain't My First Rodeo
Sport
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b PG13
 25
Spread Your Eagle
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 23
Flammin Piss
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 26
F.O.A. (F***ed On Arrival)
Sport
5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a
 21
Grunge Fest
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 23
Mike Tyson's Ear Binge
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 13
Delusions of Grandeur
Sport
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
 7
Bull in a China Cabinet
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Inverse Tangent Roof
 7
V3+ 6A+ PG13 Boulder
The Amateur Amateur Route Area
 29
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Pagan on Sunday Amateur Route Area
 24
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Smarty Pants Amateur Route Area
 41
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Pee Green Amateur Route Area
 53
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
White Lightening Natural Disaster Area
 21
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Fruit Loops Amateur Route Area
 40
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
This Ain't My First Rodeo Strawberry shortcake…
 29
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Spread Your Eagle Amateur Route Area
 25
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b PG13 Sport
Flammin Piss VD Wall
 23
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
F.O.A. (F***ed On Arrival) Strawberry shortcake…
 26
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Grunge Fest Amateur Route Area
 21
5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a Sport
Mike Tyson's Ear Binge Natural Disaster Area
 23
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Delusions of Grandeur Amateur Route Area
 13
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Bull in a China Cabinet Large Boulder
 7
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Sport
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