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Overview

The Richland creek area encompasses a large portion of Arkansas more backcountry-esque clijavascript:insertPhoto();mbing. The stone here is generally prime and there is more than enough real estate to be explored for more potential (bouldering and roped).

Prohibition Area A perfect outdoor gym like wall with gymnastic moves on stone sculpted by the gods.
Single Malt Photo: Tyler Casey

Stack Rock An amazing are with a large quantity of routes mostly in the moderate range. Stunning scenery and a lack of traffic make an outing to stack rock very enjoyable (seasonally dependent).
"The Show me State" 5.12a

Getting There

The common access point coming from sams throne is to drive south on highway 123, taking a left turn at Lurton which eventually dumps into Lurton Ag Rd 36.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Richland Creek Area

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 22
Snack Pack
Sport
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 12
Cackling Hens
Trad
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 20
Sanctified
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 5
Cowboy Dan
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 4
Palpitation
Trad
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 4
Cole Cole World
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 7
The Knuckler
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 15
The Show Me State
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 4
Prohibition
Trad, Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 6
Master and Commander
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 4
Single Malt
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 3
Absolut
Sport
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
 4
100 Proof
Sport
5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
 3
Whiskey Rebellion Not
Sport
5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
 3
Malt Whiskey
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Snack Pack Stack Rock > Heart Chamber
 22
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Cackling Hens Stack Rock > N Wall
 12
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Sanctified Stack Rock > Slackline Pillar
 20
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Cowboy Dan Stack Rock > MTA Wall
 5
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Palpitation Stack Rock > Heart Chamber
 4
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad
Cole Cole World Prohibition > All American Wall
 4
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
The Knuckler Prohibition > All American Wall
 7
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
The Show Me State Stack Rock > Heart Chamber
 15
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Prohibition Prohibition > Prohibition Wall
 4
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Trad, Sport
Master and Commander Stack Rock > Heart Chamber
 6
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Single Malt Prohibition > Prohibition Wall
 4
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Absolut Prohibition > Prohibition Wall
 3
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
100 Proof Prohibition > Prohibition Wall
 4
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Sport
Whiskey Rebellion Not Prohibition > Prohibition Wall
 3
5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c Sport
Malt Whiskey Prohibition > Prohibition Wall
 3
5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c Sport
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Andrew Roepke
Kansas City, Missouri
Andrew Roepke   Kansas City, Missouri
Both the Rock Climbing Arkansas 2nd Edition, and the Arkansas Bouldering guidebooks list the Highland trailhead as a good place to camp with a large group. The forest service has since put up no camping signs at this trailhead. Also, Kettlecorn road, the road that leads to the Prohibition trailhead has recently been closed. A ranger told us it is okay to park on the side of the road near the gate and hike the road, but motor vehicles are prohibited. It adds 1 mile each direction to hike the road. This also means that the prohibition campsite is only accessible on foot. The closure was due to hunters using this road to trespass on private property. Oct 1, 2018