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Description

A concentrated area of climbing located in the backwoods of Arkansas.

The Cowell area has a good portion of classic boulders for the state, as well as moderate and hard sport crags.

The area is slowly becoming more and more popular, and offers climbing for just about every grade range. There is something for everyone here. An abundance of National Forestry offers ease of accessibility and camping year round.
A destination for the climber passing by indefinitely!

The Invasion Wall
The premiere hardman wall with multiple classics all on an aggressively overhanging wall that features very powerful boulder problems on most routes.
Invasion Wall "Embrace The Martian"

Hudson Mountain
Perhaps the most popular sport climbing crag in the Cowell area, hosts climbs at just about every grade to 5.13 with moderates that rival those found in HCR.
Hudson Crack 5.8

Fred's Cave/Font Red
The premiere bouldering area for the state other than HCR. The quality lines out here showcase a variety of grades whether your pulling hard in Freds Cave, or slapping your way up the famous "Le'beak"
Tyler Casey on "Myspace" V6 Photo: Sam Matthews

Getting There

From Jasper take Highway 7 south until you reach county rd 1204 on your left.

Look for a house with a large assortment of junk and Christmas lights off of the road to indicate the country rd.

149 Total Climbs

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Classic Climbing Routes at Cowell Area

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
V1 5
 27
Left Spooge
Boulder
V3 6A
 75
Rings of Uranus
Boulder
V4 6B
 81
Le Beak
Boulder
V5 6C
 43
Planet Earth
Boulder
V6 7A
 19
Electralica
Boulder
V9 7C
 6
Ab Lounge
Boulder
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 44
Hudson Crack
Trad
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 29
The Clowning
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 37
Bucket Brigade
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 31
Deer Camp
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 14
PMA
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 24
Fogell
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 9
Goldline
Sport
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
 12
The Invasion
Sport
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
 5
Earth People
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Left Spooge Fountain Red
 27
V1 5 Boulder
Rings of Uranus Fountain Red
 75
V3 6A Boulder
Le Beak Fountain Red
 81
V4 6B Boulder
Planet Earth Fountain Red
 43
V5 6C Boulder
Electralica Fountain Red
 19
V6 7A Boulder
Ab Lounge Fountain Red
 6
V9 7C Boulder
Hudson Crack Hudson Mountain
 44
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
The Clowning Hudson Mountain
 29
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport
Bucket Brigade Hudson Mountain
 37
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Deer Camp Hudson Mountain
 31
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
PMA Hudson Mountain
 14
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Fogell Hudson Mountain
 24
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Goldline Hudson Mountain
 9
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
The Invasion Invasion Wall
 12
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Sport
Earth People Invasion Wall
 5
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Sport
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Roy Miller
Harrison
Roy Miller   Harrison
Does anybody know how to get to an old climbing place called the Dreamery in the cowell area May 12, 2017
JD Borgeson
Little Rock, AR
JD Borgeson   Little Rock, AR
Dreamery is private property and landowners have since put up no trespassing signs. so don't go there. The landowners have been very nice to climbers over the years; don't ruin it for everyone. Jan 14, 2019