Routes in Dardanelle Rock
|7, The S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|
|Annihilated S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c|
|Antichrist S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a|
|Antichrist Superstar S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c|
|Beach Boulder 1 V2+ 5+|
|D.A.R.E (Dardanelle Aid Route) S 5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b|
|Finger-Blaster V1+ 5|
|Gateway Drug S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a|
|Moneyshot S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c|
|Orange Kush S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b|
|Rebel Yell S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b|
|Smoke Ice S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c|
|Stark Naked S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b|
|Whoa nelly S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a|
|GPS:||35.24, -93.167 Google Map · Climbing Map|
|Shared By:||michaeltarne on Oct 27, 2012|
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DescriptionD Rock is fairly different from most crags in the Natural State. It's located in Russellville, south of I-40. There aren't a whole lot of lines here, but most of the ones present are great. The crag is known for it's plethora of hard sport routes- almost everything is 5.11 or harder (with a ton of good 5.12s.) It's also unique in the way that almost every sport line has fixed draws. That and the graffiti and the <5 minute approach for almost all of the lines mean that this almost feels more like a gym than a true Arkansas crag. That being said, if you want hard sport, don't miss this area.
The rock is still sandstone, but it's a different feel than most of the stuff up in Newton County- it's harder and more angular. Also, it feels like the holds are always facing the wrong way, which makes climbing here much more interesting.
Getting ThereThis area is super easy to get to- from I-40, get off at Highway 7 south in Russellville. Stay on this until you cross the Arkansas River into Dardanelle, and then hang a right on 2nd Street. Follow this to a right on Dardanelle Dam Rd (the sign just says Dam Rd) and D Rock should be hard to miss- park in the pull off across from the sign.
Classic Climbing Routes at Dardanelle Rock
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