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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 V0-1 4+
Gateway Drug S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Moneyshot S 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 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
This Is How I Die S 5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c
Whoa nelly S 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
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Description [Suggest Change]

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 [Suggest Change]

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
 8
The 7
Sport
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
 6
Whoa nelly
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 3
Smoke Ice
Sport
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 11
Moneyshot
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/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Sport
Smoke Ice
 3
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Moneyshot
 11
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 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

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