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Elevation: 2,233 ft 681 m
GPS: 35.822, -93.16567
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Shared By: JD Borgeson on Aug 31, 2020
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Description Suggest change

One of Arkansas's modern climbing meccas, there's not much this tiny, unincorporated town lacks. Home to concentrated boulder fields, steep sport climbs, to super backwoods trad adventures, this place has something for everyone. It is backwoods though, there are no toilets or commodities for miles (though i highly reccommend stocking up at "who-da-thought-it' off hwy 7 if you need something). Stay away from private property, be considerate to the people that live in this town (driving fast kicks up dust!), and remember this area is used by all types of outdoors enthusiasts so share the trail.

Note: you may encounter rednecks if you choose one of the wide open camping zones like font red. Usually there are no issues, but there have been some in the past. There are also lots of hunters that camp out there as well. It's best to just be friendly and respectful; they usually will be too.

Getting There Suggest change

From Jasper, take Hwy 7 south for about 20 miles. you will pass the turn to Deer (Hwy. 16 W) on your right, then Cowell will be about 2 miles past that on your left.

From Russellville, take Hwy 7 north for about 45 minutes. you will pass turn signs for Lurton (Hwy 123 E) on your right, then you will pass Who-Da-Thought-It and Nellie's Quilt Shop on your left. Cowell is 4 or 5 miles past the quilt shop, on your right.

From either approach, the road you will be turning on is 6560. There is a white house on the south side corner that has signs for tires and barrels for sale. it is a pretty uniquely decorated house. All of the climbing areas listed will be accessed from this road.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Cowell

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
V3 6A
 164
Rings of Uranus
Boulder
V4 6B
 190
Le Beak
Boulder
V6- 7A
 68
Electralica
Boulder
V9 7C
 34
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
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 37
PMA
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 45
Fogell
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 18
Thunderstruck
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 Font Red
 164
V3 6A Boulder
Le Beak Font Red
 190
V4 6B Boulder
Electralica Invasion Area > Sex Boulder Bouldering
 68
V6- 7A Boulder
Ab Lounge Invasion Area > Sex Boulder Bouldering
 34
V9 7C Boulder
Off the Rails Invasion Area > Dub's Cave
 18
V10- 7C+ Boulder
Fred's Roof Fred's Cave Area
 14
V10 7C+ Boulder
Hudson Crack Hudson Mountain
 78
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Bucket Brigade Hudson Mountain
 72
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
PMA Hudson Mountain
 37
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Fogell Hudson Mountain
 45
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Thunderstruck Invasion Area > Sex Boulder
 18
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Supertang Hudson Mountain
 21
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Embrace The Martian Invasion Area > Invasion Wall
 32
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Goldline Hudson Mountain
 21
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
The Invasion Invasion Area > Invasion Wall
 26
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Sport
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