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African Herbman

5.8, Sport, 55 ft,  Avg: 3.1 from 227 votes
FA: Chad Whatkins
Arkansas > Horseshoe Canyo… > N Forty


The climbing stays to the left of the arete and goes up good holds with some interesting moves down low, and finishes on jugs to the anchors. Interesting climbing.


This route is to the right and uphill of the Big Top cliff, which is a undercut and overhanging wall. On the left side of the wall which holds African Herbman, one can also find Srongman. Strongman goes up a colorfull streak on the left hand side of the wall, and Strongman is just to the right of a slightly larger than fist size crack in a dihedral.


Six bolts to a two bolt anchor.

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Clipping the last bolt on an icy day 2/9/2019
[Hide Photo] Clipping the last bolt on an icy day 2/9/2019
midroute shot
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topping out the herbman
[Hide Photo] topping out the herbman
African Herbman in some shade.
[Hide Photo] African Herbman in some shade.

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Denver, CO
[Hide Comment] Great climb on moderate jugs, true to grade. A new favorite of mine! May 13, 2011
Andrew B. Ellis
Ruidoso, NM
[Hide Comment] I am always surprised that this is only 3 stars. I feel this would truly be a classic at the grade anywhere. Get on this route! Oct 9, 2017