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Description

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

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

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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.
V1 5
 39
Left Spooge
Boulder
V3 6A
 114
Rings of Uranus
Boulder
V4 6B
 127
Le Beak
Boulder
V5 6C
 67
Planet Earth
Boulder
V6 7A
 34
Electralica
Boulder
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 62
Hudson Crack
Trad
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 41
The Clowning
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 35
Hudson Hangover
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 53
Bucket Brigade
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 43
Deer Camp
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 25
PMA
Sport
5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a
 32
Fogell
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 16
Supertang
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 21
Embrace The Martian
Sport
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
 17
The Invasion
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Left Spooge Cowell > Font Red
 39
V1 5 Boulder
Rings of Uranus Cowell > Font Red
 114
V3 6A Boulder
Le Beak Cowell > Font Red
 127
V4 6B Boulder
Planet Earth Cowell > Font Red
 67
V5 6C Boulder
Electralica Cowell > Invasion Area > Sex Boulder Bouldering
 34
V6 7A Boulder
Hudson Crack Cowell > Hudson Mountain
 62
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
The Clowning Cowell > Hudson Mountain
 41
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport
Hudson Hangover Cowell > Hudson Mountain
 35
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Bucket Brigade Cowell > Hudson Mountain
 53
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Deer Camp Cowell > Hudson Mountain
 43
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
PMA Cowell > Hudson Mountain
 25
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Fogell Cowell > Hudson Mountain
 32
5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a Sport
Supertang Cowell > Hudson Mountain
 16
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Embrace The Martian Cowell > Invasion Area > Invasion Wall
 21
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
The Invasion Cowell > Invasion Area > Invasion Wall
 17
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Sport
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