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Cave Creek Rock Climbing 

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"Brick Attack" Photo: Sam Matthews


Cave Creek offers great sandstone climbing. Many of the routes here are completely bolted, offering a destination for sport climbers. In addition, though, this area also hosts some excellent trad climbs.

The same ethics apply here as they do for Sam's Throne, though, so see that section for info.

Cave Creek is great in the fall, but also in the winter on good days, because much of it faces in a southerly direction.

It is NOT considered proper to hang permanent draws or chains in this area, especially on already established climbs. It is also STRONGLY discouraged on new lines that go up.

Getting There 

This area is just up the hill from Mt. Judea, AR. The best thing would be to Mapquest that city. If coming from the north, once there, continue following AR-123 south, past a sharp left turn at a gas station. Take the next right, which is still 123. Follow it up about 4-5 miles. There, you will see Sam's Throne on the right. Another 3.4 miles will take you to the drive for Cave Creek on the left. A 4-wheel drive is handy here, or you can park out of the way before the giant mud puddle. Hike down the road and at the open area, head down the hill to the right on a trail.

Climbing Season

Weather station 7.9 miles from here

56 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',4],['3 Stars',31],['2 Stars',20],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Cave Creek

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Cave Creek:
Nuttin' but Nuts   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 40'   Crankenstein Boulder-Meat W...
Red Faced Lizard   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   Crankenstein Boulder-Meat W...
Stems and Seeds   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 55'   Gravity Slab/Meltdown Wall
Galaga   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   Brick Attack Area
Middle Aged Crisis   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 45'   Cool Breeze Area
Sunshine Divine   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 45'   Hidden Wall & Big Eyes Wall
Slam Wow   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 60'   Brick Attack Area
Involuntary Manslaughter   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch   Brick Attack Area
Snake, Rattle, and Roll   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 65'   Gravity Slab/Meltdown Wall
Thermonuclear Meltdown   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Gravity Slab/Meltdown Wall
Pac Man   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 60'   Brick Attack Area
Brick Attack    5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 55'   Brick Attack Area
Flying Elvis   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Brick Attack Area
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Featured Route For Cave Creek
Rock Climbing Photo: Photo: Tyler casey

Flying Elvis 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a  Arkansas : Sam's Throne & Surroundings : ... : Brick Attack Area
Climbs steep jugs and slopers. One of the best lines in Arkansas....[more]   Browse More Classics in Arkansas

Photos of Cave Creek Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Brick Attack 5.12a P.C. Danny Henkel
Brick Attack 5.12a P.C. Danny Henkel
Rock Climbing Photo: Involuntary Manslaughter 5.10d P.C. Danny Henkel
Involuntary Manslaughter 5.10d P.C. Danny Henkel
Rock Climbing Photo: Cave Creek Panoramic
Cave Creek Panoramic

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By Arthur Nisnevich
From: Boulder, CO
Mar 16, 2008
You turn off onto an old, "perpetually muddy" logging road. It is distinguished from all of the other muddy logging roads by a painted "C" on a tree. AWD is recommended. A short walk down and you should see cliffs. If you don't see cliffs, you got on the wrong road.

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