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Cowell Area Rock Climbing 

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A concentrated area of climbing located in the backwoods of Arkansas.

The Cowell area has a good portion of classic boulders for the state, as well as moderate and hard sport crags.

The area is slowly becoming more and more popular, and offers climbing for just about every grade range. There is something for everyone here. An abundance of National Forestry offers ease of accessibility and camping year round.
A destination for the climber passing by indefinitely!

The Invasion Wall
The premiere hardman wall with multiple classics all on an aggressively overhanging wall that features very powerful boulder problems on most routes.
Rock Climbing Photo: Invasion Wall "Embrace The Martian"
Invasion Wall "Embrace The Martian"

Hudson Mountain
Perhaps the most popular sport climbing crag in the Cowell area, hosts climbs at just about every grade to 5.13 with moderates that rival those found in HCR.
Rock Climbing Photo: Hudson Crack 5.8
Hudson Crack 5.8

Fred's Cave/Font Red
The premiere bouldering area for the state other than HCR. The quality lines out here showcase a variety of grades whether your pulling hard in Freds Cave, or slapping your way up the famous "Le'beak"
Rock Climbing Photo: Tyler Casey on "Myspace" V6  Photo: Sam ...
Tyler Casey on "Myspace" V6

Photo: Sam Matthews

Getting There 

From Jasper take Highway 7 south until you reach county rd 1204 on your left.

Look for a house with a large assortment of junk and Christmas lights off of the road to indicate the country rd.

Climbing Season

Weather station 5.3 miles from here

128 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',18],['3 Stars',50],['2 Stars',38],['1 Star',20],['Bomb',1]

Classic Climbing Routes in Cowell Area

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Cowell Area:
Left Spooge   V1 5     Boulder, 12'   Fountain Red
Rings of Uranus   V3 6A     Boulder, 12'   Fountain Red
Le Beak   V4 6B     Boulder   Fountain Red
Planet Earth   V6 7A     Boulder, 15'   Fountain Red
My Space   V7-8 7B     Boulder   Fred's Cave Area
Off the Rails   V10 7C+     Boulder, 15'   Dub's Cave
Ab Lounge   V10 7C+     Boulder, 15'   Fountain Red
Hudson Crack   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 60'   Hudson Mountain
The Clowning   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Sport, 60'   Hudson Mountain
Hudson Hangover   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 60'   Hudson Mountain
Bucket Brigade   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 50'   Hudson Mountain
Deer Camp   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 50'   Hudson Mountain
PMA   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 60'   Hudson Mountain
A Fool and His Honey   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Sport, 50'   Invasion Wall
Fogell   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Sport, 55'   Hudson Mountain
Supertang   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 55'   Hudson Mountain
Embrace The Martian   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 55'   Invasion Wall
Goldline   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Sport, 55'   Hudson Mountain
The Invasion   5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b     Sport, 45'   Invasion Wall
Earth People   5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b     Sport, 65'   Invasion Wall
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Featured Route For Cowell Area
Rock Climbing Photo: The squares are the start holds. Have fun!

Turd Patsy V3 6A  Arkansas : Cowell Area : Cathole Area
How did the people who first developed the area miss this piece of beauty? Bump up and down across a number of good underclings and overclings, with a nice foot rail. Gain a high foot and use rock climbing technique to grab the lip and scrape your crotch up and over....[more]   Browse More Classics in Arkansas

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By Roy Miller
From: Harrison
May 12, 2017
Does anybody know how to get to an old climbing place called the Dreamery in the cowell area

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