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Across the Road Boulders 
Carbon Nook and Barbed Wire aka Hidden Wall 
Cave Roof 
Corridor aka The Green Room, The 
Grandaddy Roof and Surrounding Boulders 
Main Wall 
Woods Area 1 aka Hidden Walls 
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Nearby Mountain Bike Rides

The Back 40 Loop - Segment 1: East End of 340 to Library
Ups and downs abound here in either direction with a great mix of terrain, and the most seclusion on the loop. Near Bella Vista, Arkansas
The Back 40 Loop - Complete Ride
This is a great loop that offers a little over 20 miles of excellent varied terrain with a little bit of everything! Near Bella Vista, Arkansas
Blowing Springs Loop
This loop provides good flow and technical elements including rocks, roots, and alternate drops. Near Bella Vista, Arkansas
Flo Ride
Guaranteed smiles here with berms, small jumps, rollers, doubles, speed, and FLOW! Near Bella Vista, Arkansas
Mt. Kessler Full Tour
Backcountry style singletrack close to Fayetteville. Near Farmington, Arkansas
The Back 40 Loop - Segment 3: Blowing Springs to Hwy 340 (Library)
Flow, creeks, steep sections, high bridges, bluffs, beautiful scenery, this segment has it all! Near Bella Vista, Arkansas
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Area 74 Rock Climbing 

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When you first pull into 74, you will wonder if the state park system loves climbers. They seem to have paved a sidewalk to all the problems on the main wall area for us all to enjoy. Once you go up the steps into the woods of the hidden areas, you will start to feel at home in the woods of Arkansas. Smell the scent of ancient moss and leaf litter as you walk casually through the most dense bouldering area this state has to offer. Please shut the fence behind you when you leave. Please remember that ratings and stars are subjective. Enjoy!

Sandstone bouldering area about an hour from Fayetteville. Pockets, crimps, Fountaine slopers, one move wonders to deadly highballs, it has a lot of everything. Most (90%) of the climbing is on state land. "Across the Road" and "Leviathan"(omitted on this site per access issues) areas have sensitive access. So please tread lightly and pack out any trash you find or bring. The property owner is building a house in view of the climbing so be good. Thank you!

Getting There 

From Fayetteville/ Springdale: Head east on highway 412 towards Huntsville. Go into
Huntsville via 412B. Go South via 23/74 toward St. Paul, turn left on 74 toward
Kingston at 4 miles from Huntsville. Area 74 will be 2 miles on your right after the
left turn.
From Little Rock, AR: Take I-40 to Russellville, turn North on Hwy 7. Head North on
7 until you reach hwy 16. Take a left on hwy 16, follow to hwy 21 North. Head North
on hwy 21 until you get to the town of Kingston. Go West on hwy 74 for 14 miles
until you see Area 74 on your left.
From Springfield, MO: Go South on hwy 65. Turn West on hwy 62 in AR, then go
south on hwy 412 to hwy 21 South towards Kingston. Go West on hwy 74 in Kingston.
Area 74 is 14 miles on your left.


This is considered Southeastern rock, so the season generally runs from Mid-September through March. This area does not see a lot of traffic as of yet. The occasional redneck might come through with a rusted out truck saying “Y’all cain’t climb ‘at, it hangs backerds,” but pay them no mind.

Climbing Season

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Weather station 4.6 miles from here

18 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',9],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

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