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DescriptionAn awesome, secluded, and somewhat remote area, Hurricane Creek is a not-so-new bouldering area that has seen a surge of development over the past few years. Tons of beautiful, high quality sandstone boulders with a wide range of difficulties for existing problems, and still some potential for new lines (especially in the harder or highball range). A well kept secret, it's likely your group will be alone when visiting. Boulders are a bit spread out. But you wont be disappointed!
The Ozark Highlands trail runs parallel with this area and Hurricane Creek to the north, which is a beautiful place to cool off or hang out.
Tons of problems still unlisted and plenty more still to do, especially in the moderate range. plus several highballs. If you get an FA, post it!
Most of the problems on here are 'retro' first ascents. the area has been basically abandoned for several years, making it impossible to tell which lines had been climbed or not. So just to be able to distinguish the boulders, we have named the boulders we've climbed.
Post Guidebook edit: **Now that the new guidebook is out, people should be going by the names there. There was actual research into several of the lines that were misnamed here. and its not really worth it for me to go through here and fix the names. The point of making this MP page was to put this area on the map, and now it is so go buy the guide! That said, there are still a ton of potential climbs to be done, so feel free to add any FAs on here.**
Getting There2.5 miles west of Sand Gap Arkansas on HWY 123. see beta photo, as the turn off is hard to see. follow this little dirt road until it hits a large field and park to the right near the entrance. The trailhead is on the other side of the field.
the approach is downhill and somewhat long, and the way back is steep. Go to the north side of the parking area and look for the trail in the middle. head downhill for a while, and be looking for where the trail cuts left a bit. follow it to a little creek crossing. cross it, and veer left a bit over mossy pine needle covered rocks. keep heading downhill, around the left side of a petering crag until it begins to level out a bit and you can see the trail running to your right. here you can go right to the front and north areas, straight down to the downhill area, or left to the south side area. see beta photos for map.
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