Description

Amazing secluded crag in the backwoods of Arkansas.

Hosts a gorgeous cliff-band which varies in height from 50-80ft of climbing

Being the newest sector of development for the State, Rock Creek is currently undergoing change by the week. The climbing here is unlike that of other crags in the state.

To be successful here and truly enjoy this crag one must be proficient in powerful steep climbing, as well as a repertoire of drop knees and kneebars.

That being said there are a few moderates spread across the crag, and potential for loads more in the region. With the potential for this area to rival that of HCR if given the effort.

If your hunting for quality lines and a secluded adventure deep within the Ozarks, Rock Creek will more than suit you well.

Getting There

From the city of Deer High School, follow the county dirt road (Parker Ridge Rd)south until you reach a fork near the Big Piney.

Veer right (away from the low-water bridge) and follow a rocky road for a short ways until you reach an obvious parking area/campsite.

MAKE SURE to leave parking space for other climbers. There is limited space to park a vehicle. If it seems too crowded, perhaps travel elsewhere, or drive across rock creek proper and find a suitable parking area further up. People live out here, and at no point should you be parked in their driveway entrance.

From here walk up the creek till you see a trail leading uphill.
(Under heavy rainfall, your better off walking further upstream to find a suitable crossing point, or fording the creek with your vehicle and hiking up from the opposite side avoiding the creek crossing on foot)

From here you connect to a 4 wheeler trail which has cairns off to the left that will lead you up to the crag.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Rock Creek

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 13
Chicken Leg Joe
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 8
Fire Hazard
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 8
Shere Khan
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 8
Cartouche
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 12
Hot and Bothered
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 8
Rest in Peace
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 8
Ironwood
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 6
Burn in Hell
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 8
Dusk Till Dawn
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 3
Resident Evil
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 8
White Noise
Sport
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
 3
Raindance
Sport
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
 4
The Extinguisher
Sport
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
 3
Burnt To Ash
Sport
5.13a/b 8a 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c
 3
The Undertaker
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Chicken Leg Joe Spivey Wall
 13
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Fire Hazard Fire Wall
 8
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Shere Khan Spivey Wall
 8
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Cartouche Tomb
 8
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Hot and Bothered Spivey Wall
 12
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Rest in Peace Tomb
 8
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Ironwood Wood Wall
 8
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Burn in Hell Fire Wall
 6
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Dusk Till Dawn Tomb
 8
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Resident Evil Tomb
 3
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
White Noise Tomb
 8
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
Raindance Oasis
 3
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Sport
The Extinguisher Fire Wall
 4
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport
Burnt To Ash Fire Wall
 3
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport
The Undertaker Tomb
 3
5.13a/b 8a 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c Sport
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