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Candy Mountain Rock Climbing 


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Location: 35.8447, -93.0459 View Map  Incorrect?
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Description 

An extension of Cave Creek. Candy Mountain offers secluded, tall, high quality climbs in the Natural State.
One of the best crags by far!

Getting There 

Turn onto an old logging road before Cave Creek.(Left if driving south). Follow the trail and manmade latter down to the base of the crag.

Or take the long/scenic approach and follow the Cave Creek cliffline until you see bolts.

Climbing Season

For the Sam's Throne & Surroundings area.

Weather station 8.5 miles from here

13 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',9],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',5],['5.11',3],['5.12',3],['5.13',2],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Candy Mountain

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Candy Mountain:
Wormhole   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 55'   
Willy Wonka   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 55'   
Gracious Grant   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 65'   
Wizard and Glass   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 60'   
Achilles Heel   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 60'   
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Featured Route For Candy Mountain
Rock Climbing Photo: This is me at the second bolt. I could reach the j...

Wizard and Glass 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c  Arkansas : Sam's Throne & Surroundings : Candy Mountain
A rarity! A hard slab climb in Arkansas. The rock is bomber, the bolts are well spaced, and all the clips are made from good holds. For shorter people, this route will have two cruxes: first above the 2nd bolt and again after the 4th or 5th bolt. Tall people (over 6 ft) can bypass the first crux by reaching to a jug, but they will have to figure our the delicate second crux....[more]   Browse More Classics in Arkansas

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Rock Climbing Photo: Roebuck on "Willy Wonka" 5.10b
Roebuck on "Willy Wonka" 5.10b
Rock Climbing Photo: Checking the guidebook behind the seasonal water f...
Checking the guidebook behind the seasonal water f...
Rock Climbing Photo: Candy Mountain
Candy Mountain
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By Sarah Schlaefke
From: Milwaukee, WI
Jan 4, 2017
CONDITION REPORT 
Pull off and park BY THE ROAD. Hike on foot down the old lumber truck path; if you try to take your car, unless it is a tank, you'll just run into fallen trees and a lot of choss. The lumber road diverges slightly to the right and turns into a foot path down to the crumbly log-ladder. Then follow cairns to the right.
By Dakota from North Dakota
Mar 8, 2014
This place is rad
By JD Borgeson
Jan 26, 2015
This is a beautiful, tall, and underutilized crag. Wish I was stronger! the route on the cover of the climbing arakansas guidebook is a route called Achilles heel at this crag!
By K Gustafson
Apr 17, 2016
I can't believe there aren't lines at this place. It doesn't get much better than camping at Sam's then climbing here. There are some boulders in the valley below that look like they have potential too.
By joedirtbag
Feb 21, 2017
most people in arkansas drive tanks. army tanks. it's all choss

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