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Bucket Brigade S 
Cant Get Right S 
Clowning of the Chode T 
Clowning, The S 
Deer Camp S 
Deshi Basara S 
Diesler, The T 
Fogell S 
Goldline S 
Homie S 
Hudson Crack T 
Hudson Hangover S 
James Family All-Stars, The S 
Locomotive S 
One Second After Indirect T 
Remedy, The S 
Spanky Goes To Hollywood S 
Stand and Deliver S 
Supertang S 

Hudson Mountain Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: TylerKC on Nov 14, 2013  with updates from Andrew Roepke


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A small sector of great climbing near the "Invasion" wall at Cowell.

There is something at Mt. Hudson for everyone, whether beginner or advanced.

Best time for climbing is definitely the fall/early winter for Hudson, as the poison ivy and overgrowth at this crag can sometimes be horrendous.

Getting There 

Going to Invasion/Font Red:

Turn right onto a road with a "road ends" sign, and veer to the right. The trailhead is at the end of the road.
Follow the trail till it drops you on top of the Hudson Shelter.

Climbing Season

Weather station 4.6 miles from here

21 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',5],['3 Stars',11],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Hudson Mountain

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Hudson Mountain:
The James Family All-Stars   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport, 1 pitch, 55'   
Hudson Crack   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 60'   
EMP   5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c     Sport, 50'   
Homie   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 40'   
The Clowning   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Sport, 60'   
Hudson Hangover   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 60'   
Cant Get Right   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 40'   
Bucket Brigade   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 50'   
Deer Camp   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 50'   
PMA   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 60'   
Stand and Deliver   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 50'   
Fogell   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Sport, 55'   
Supertang   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 55'   
Goldline   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Sport, 55'   
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Featured Route For Hudson Mountain
Rock Climbing Photo: Thomas doing a little bucket bashing on the classi...

Bucket Brigade 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b  Arkansas : Cowell Area : Hudson Mountain
Currently the third bolted route you come across when you enter. Hanging start off of some small boulders. Really enjoyable jug hauling on chicken heads for the first half, and then steep jug/ledge climbing to the chains. One of the best 5.10b's in Arkansas in my opinion....[more]   Browse More Classics in Arkansas

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By Drew Nevius
From: Oklahoma
Mar 24, 2014
Going into Cowell, turn right on 1204B which is marked by a small, brown plastic marker and often a bra hanging in the tree above it. It's before the left turn on 1204C for Invasion. Great crag!
By Andrew Roepke
From: Kansas City, Missouri
Mar 24, 2015
Getting there: about 4 miles east of highway 7 on Cowell Road turn south onto 1204b. There will be a dead end sign that currently has a Five Ten sticker on it. A small road branches off right after a few hundred feet. Take this until it dead ends. That is where the approach trail starts. Follow the trail south and then west until you reach the waterfall/cave area. Head right (climber's left) to reach the established climbs.

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