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Annihilated S 
Antichrist S 
Antichrist Superstar S 
Beach Boulder 1 
D.A.R.E (Dardanelle Aid Route) S 
Gateway Drug S 
Moneyshot S 
Orange Kush S 
Rebel Yell S 
Smoke Ice S 
Stark Naked  S 
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Nearby Mountain Bike Rides

Knuckles Creek
A rocky ride along and through Knuckles Creek. Near Clarksville, Arkansas
Bench Trail
A nice easy beginner trail with easy access and beautiful views. Near Dardanelle, Arkansas
White Trail
Excellent rolling singletrack full of quick descents, short, steep climbs, and awesome views of Lake Dardanelle. Near London, Arkansas
Ouita Coal Company
A fun trail with easy access from I-40, rolling hills and flat, fun sections. Near London, Arkansas
Old Post
A fast, flowy trail near the banks of the Arkansas River. Near Dardanelle, Arkansas
The Sweet Spot
The best parts of the Ouita Coal Company trail in one clockwise loop. Near Russellville, Arkansas
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Dardanelle Rock Rock Climbing 

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D Rock is fairly different from most crags in the Natural State. It's located in Russellville, south of I-40. There aren't a whole lot of lines here, but most of the ones present are great. The crag is known for it's plethora of hard sport routes- almost everything is 5.11 or harder (with a ton of good 5.12s.) It's also unique in the way that almost every sport line has fixed draws. That and the graffiti and the <5 minute approach for almost all of the lines mean that this almost feels more like a gym than a true Arkansas crag. That being said, if you want hard sport, don't miss this area.

The rock is still sandstone, but it's a different feel than most of the stuff up in Newton County- it's harder and more angular. Also, it feels like the holds are always facing the wrong way, which makes climbing here much more interesting.

Getting There 

This area is super easy to get to- from I-40, get off at Highway 7 south in Russellville. Stay on this until you cross the Arkansas River into Dardanelle, and then hang a right on 2nd Street. Follow this to a right on Dardanelle Dam Rd (the sign just says Dam Rd) and D Rock should be hard to miss- park in the pull off across from the sign.

Climbing Season

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Weather station 0.5 miles from here

13 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in Dardanelle Rock

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Dardanelle Rock:
Whoa nelly   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Moneyshot   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Smoke Ice   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Antichrist   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 45'   
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By Kris Miljan
From: Neosho
Nov 21, 2016
are there any ways up/ decent anchors to top rope climb? I have never had anyone to teach me how to sport climb so am usually limited to top roping
By David Cole
May 27, 2017
Yes there is a way up to set top rope, from the sign go left up and around and you will come to some small broken bluff lines you can climb up easily. I top rope a lot to just from nesssicity of having a belay that can do good job for lead

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