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Cowell Area

Arkansas

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.

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Marisa, cleaning Supercollider
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Lower crux
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"Close Encounters" 5.12a <br>
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Photo: Tyler Casey
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Mother Leopard V5+
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Ethan mid-dyno on Le Beak
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Chad on The Leftovers
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Sticking what I found to be the crux move.
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The only dry line on a rainy May day
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Morgan on Pancakes and Syurp
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Tyler working on Buddy
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Electralica, V8. From Jonathan Placencia: https://vimeo.com/61105453
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Roy Miller
Harrison
[Hide Comment] 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
[Hide Comment] 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