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All American Wall 0 / 8 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 8
Black & Tan Wall 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Mercenary Wall 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0
Prohibition Wall 1 / 13 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 13
Elevation: 1,437 ft
GPS: 35.863, -92.904 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: BradWilson on May 20, 2013
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This secluded area hosts a selection of great climbs and would be a very popular crag anywhere, but located deep in the backwoods of Arkansas, it is highly likely you will have this climbing area all to yourself. The climbing is on extremely good rock. Classic sandstone power endurance. The steep wall is south facing and climbing is enjoyable year-round as the sun graces the face only in the winter. The warm up wall is east facing and has high quality warm-ups ranging from 5.8 to 5.12 with most being rated 5.10 and 5.11. There is a waterfall with a nice swimming hole at the head of the canyon. A convenient camp site is located .2mi before the trail head (at a faint 'Y' in the trail). Please do not use the left trail from the campsite as it leads to private property. Always use your best judgement when clipping fixed gear. The lower off carabiners should eventually be replaced with steel, keep an eye on 'em.

Getting There

From Dickey Junction (Lat, Long: 35.8379, -92.9538) drive 2.8 miles NE on Richland Road towards Stack Rock and the OHT trail head. Turn right onto a well established trail-road. High clearance may not be mandatory, but there are deep puddles after turning on this trail. Go 1 mile to a two car parking area and climber trail on the left. The approach is less than a mile. Just before you reach the creek crossing a rock stack on your right indicates the way to the the Mercenary Wall. A minute or so after crossing the creek you will come to a fork: the right takes you to an easy chimney down climb, the left fork is more popular.

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Thank you for posting this. I have been wondering what the routes were there Jul 14, 2014
Spencer Scott
Kansas City, MO
Spencer Scott   Kansas City, MO
I can't believe this area exists in AR, it's just so strange. No gimmes here, no HCR one move wonders. Such a sick crag in the backwoods of Arkansas! Nov 17, 2015
Kevin Diaz
Tulsa, OK
Kevin Diaz   Tulsa, OK
On google earth there seems to be a number of large boulders near the base of this wall. They are comparable to the ones at Shangri-La or bigger. Does anyone know about the rock quality of these boulders or the potential of development? Sep 25, 2018
The bouldering is poor in this area when compared to the La. Big blocks with no hard boulder problems. Your comment strikes a funny chord though, boulder hunting is how I originally found the crag. Sep 25, 2018
Andrew Roepke
Kansas City, Missouri
Andrew Roepke   Kansas City, Missouri
Kettlecorn road, the road that leads to the Prohibition trailhead has recently been closed. A ranger told us it is okay to park on the side of the road near the gate and hike the road, but motor vehicles are prohibited. It adds 1 mile each direction to hike the road. This also means that the prohibition campsite is only accessible on foot. The closure was due to hunters using this road to trespass on private property. Oct 1, 2018

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