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The largest concentrated area of climbing located in the backwoods of Arkansas.

The Cowell/Deer 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 classic 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 Suggest change

Cowell: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.

Deer: From Jasper take Highway 7 until you reach the fork for Highway 16. Veer right onto Hwy 16 and roll into the sleepy town of Deer. The local gas station is your last resort for supplies before heading into the woods

294 Total Climbs

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Classic Climbing Routes at Cowell/Deer Area

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
V3 6A
 161
Rings of Uranus
Boulder
V4 6B
 187
Le Beak
Boulder
V6- 7A
 67
Electralica
Boulder
V9 7C
 32
Ab Lounge
Boulder
V10- 7C+
 18
Off the Rails
Boulder
V10 7C+
 14
Fred's Roof
Boulder
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 78
Hudson Crack
Trad
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 72
Bucket Brigade
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 30
Meet the Creeper
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 37
PMA
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 44
Fogell
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 21
Supertang
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 32
Embrace The Martian
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 21
Goldline
Sport
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
 26
The Invasion
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Rings of Uranus Cowell > Font Red
 161
V3 6A Boulder
Le Beak Cowell > Font Red
 187
V4 6B Boulder
Electralica Cowell > Invasion Area > Sex Boulder Bouldering
 67
V6- 7A Boulder
Ab Lounge Cowell > Invasion Area > Sex Boulder Bouldering
 32
V9 7C Boulder
Off the Rails Cowell > Invasion Area > Dub's Cave
 18
V10- 7C+ Boulder
Fred's Roof Cowell > Fred's Cave Area
 14
V10 7C+ Boulder
Hudson Crack Cowell > Hudson Mountain
 78
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Bucket Brigade Cowell > Hudson Mountain
 72
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Meet the Creeper Haunt Hollow > Haunted Wall
 30
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
PMA Cowell > Hudson Mountain
 37
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Fogell Cowell > Hudson Mountain
 44
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Supertang Cowell > Hudson Mountain
 21
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Embrace The Martian Cowell > Invasion Area > Invasion Wall
 32
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Goldline Cowell > Hudson Mountain
 21
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
The Invasion Cowell > Invasion Area > Invasion Wall
 26
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Sport
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