Elevation: 2,233 ft
GPS: 35.822, -93.166 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: JD Borgeson on Aug 31, 2020
Admins: Tyler KC, JD Borgeson

Description

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

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.
V1 5
 39
Left Spooge
Boulder
V3 6A
 116
Rings of Uranus
Boulder
V4 6B
 128
Le Beak
Boulder
V5 6C
 68
Planet Earth
Boulder
V6 7A
 34
Electralica
Boulder
V9 7C
 15
Ab Lounge
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
 36
Hudson Hangover
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 54
Bucket Brigade
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 44
Deer Camp
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 25
PMA
Sport
5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a
 34
Fogell
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 22
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 Font Red
 39
V1 5 Boulder
Rings of Uranus Font Red
 116
V3 6A Boulder
Le Beak Font Red
 128
V4 6B Boulder
Planet Earth Font Red
 68
V5 6C Boulder
Electralica Invasion Area > Sex Boulder Bouldering
 34
V6 7A Boulder
Ab Lounge Invasion Area > Sex Boulder Bouldering
 15
V9 7C Boulder
Hudson Crack Hudson Mountain
 62
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
The Clowning Hudson Mountain
 41
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport
Hudson Hangover Hudson Mountain
 36
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Bucket Brigade Hudson Mountain
 54
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Deer Camp Hudson Mountain
 44
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
PMA Hudson Mountain
 25
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Fogell Hudson Mountain
 34
5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a Sport
Embrace The Martian Invasion Area > Invasion Wall
 22
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
The Invasion Invasion Area > Invasion Wall
 17
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Sport
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