Elevation: 1,868 ft
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Shared By: TylerKC on Nov 14, 2013 with updates from Andrew Roepke
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Description

A small sector of great climbing near the "Invasion" wall at Cowell.

There is something at Mt. Hudson for everyone, whether beginner or advanced.

Best time for climbing is definitely the fall/early winter for Hudson, as the poison ivy and overgrowth at this crag can sometimes be horrendous.

Getting There

Going to Invasion/Font Red:

Turn right onto a road with a "road ends" sign, and veer to the right. The trailhead is at the end of the road.
Follow the trail till it drops you on top of the Hudson Shelter.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Hudson Mountain

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 19
The James Family All-Stars
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 43
Hudson Crack
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 22
Homie
Sport
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 29
The Clowning
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 23
Hudson Hangover
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 37
Bucket Brigade
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 19
Cant Get Right
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 30
Deer Camp
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 12
Clowning of the Chode
Trad
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 13
PMA
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 21
Stand and Deliver
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 24
Fogell
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 7
Supertang
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 4
Locomotive
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 9
Goldline
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
The James Family All-Stars
 19
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Hudson Crack
 43
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Homie
 22
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
The Clowning
 29
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport
Hudson Hangover
 23
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Bucket Brigade
 37
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Cant Get Right
 19
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Deer Camp
 30
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Clowning of the Chode
 12
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad
PMA
 13
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Stand and Deliver
 21
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Fogell
 24
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Supertang
 7
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Locomotive
 4
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Goldline
 9
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
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Drew Nevius
Oklahoma
Drew Nevius   Oklahoma  
Going into Cowell, turn right on 1204B which is marked by a small, brown plastic marker and often a bra hanging in the tree above it. It's before the left turn on 1204C for Invasion. Great crag! Mar 24, 2014
Andrew Roepke
Kansas City, Missouri
Andrew Roepke   Kansas City, Missouri
Getting there: about 4 miles east of highway 7 on Cowell Road turn south onto 1204b. There will be a dead end sign that currently has a Five Ten sticker on it. A small road branches off right after a few hundred feet. Take this until it dead ends. That is where the approach trail starts. Follow the trail south and then west until you reach the waterfall/cave area. Head right (climber's left) to reach the established climbs. Mar 24, 2015