Elevation: 995 ft
GPS: 36.037, -93.346 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: arkansauce rock on Jan 6, 2020 · Updates
Admins: Tyler KC, JD Borgeson

Description

A section of the Buffalo National River just upstream from the Steel Creek campground. Bomber limestone routes on average 100'+. Gets morning shade with sun hitting around noon.

70 Meter rope is a must especially if you are linking pitches!! 

Getting There

Hike a flat trail from the far end of the campground for 5 minutes to the first wall. The obvious trail skirts a large downed tree where it nears the river then follows the bank to the climbing areas.

20 Total Climbs

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Classic Climbing Routes at Steel Creek - Upper Buffalo River

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 14
Fish Butt
Sport 2 pitches
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 9
Goggle-eye
Sport
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 12
Pirate Booty
Sport 2 pitches
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 19
Hook
Sport
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 23
Violator
Sport 2 pitches
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
 13
The Fisherman
Sport
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 8
Shackleton
Sport
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 6
Two Faced Flounder
Sport 2 pitches
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 8
Queen Anne's Revenge
Sport
5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
 5
Wicked Wench
Sport
5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b
 5
Calypso
Sport 2 pitches
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
 7
Hellbender
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Fish Butt Fish Wall
 14
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport 2 pitches
Goggle-eye Fish Wall
 9
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Pirate Booty Pirate's Cove
 12
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport 2 pitches
Hook Fish Wall
 19
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Violator Pirate's Cove
 23
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Sport 2 pitches
The Fisherman Fish Wall
 13
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Sport
Shackleton Fish Wall
 8
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Two Faced Flounder Fish Wall
 6
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport 2 pitches
Queen Anne's Revenge Pirate's Cove
 8
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Wicked Wench Pirate's Cove
 5
5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b Sport
Calypso Pirate's Cove
 5
5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b Sport 2 pitches
Hellbender Fish Wall
 7
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport
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