Elevation: 360 ft
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Shared By: michaeltarne on Oct 27, 2012
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Description

D 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 There

This 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.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Dardanelle Rock

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
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The 7
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 6
Whoa nelly
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 11
Moneyshot
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 3
Smoke Ice
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 5
Antichrist
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
The 7
 8
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Whoa nelly
 6
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Moneyshot
 11
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Smoke Ice
 3
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Antichrist
 5
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
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Kris Miljan
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Kris Miljan   Neosho
are there any ways up/ decent anchors to top rope climb? I have never had anyone to teach me how to sport climb so am usually limited to top roping Nov 21, 2016
Yes there is a way up to set top rope, from the sign go left up and around and you will come to some small broken bluff lines you can climb up easily. I top rope a lot to just from nesssicity of having a belay that can do good job for lead May 27, 2017