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Invasion Wall Rock Climbing 

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A good concentration of 5.12 climbing.

The main sport climbing attraction of the Cowell Area.

Tiered roofs at a steep angle make for great climbing in all conditions even rain.

NOTE: Some routes are currently closed for their proximity to Native American wall art. Their bolts have either been chopped or contain a lock on them.
Do NOT mess with the art to jeopardize access.

Dave Grahams "Lost in the Hood" (V14) also lies at the beginning of this crag.

Getting There 

Drive as you would to Cowell/Mt. Hudson

Once on the main dirt road drive past mt. hudson. Veer left up a hill, past some cattle guard.

Look for a cairn to the right leading downhill. Follow the trail and you will immediately see the cliffline.

Climbing Season

For the Cowell Area area.

Weather station 5.0 miles from here

20 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',10],['2 Stars',7],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Invasion Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Invasion Wall:
Ground Control to Major Tom   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 40'   
A Fool and His Honey   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Sport, 50'   
Embrace The Martian   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 55'   
Quasar   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 40'   
The Invasion   5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b     Sport, 45'   
Earth People   5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b     Sport, 65'   
Deep Space Nine   5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c     Sport, 65'   
Supercollider   5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c     Sport, 50'   
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Featured Route For Invasion Wall
Rock Climbing Photo: Photo: Tyler Casey

Embrace The Martian 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b  Arkansas : Cowell Area : Invasion Wall
A shorter route on the wall, but holds a very powerful crux. Start on the common start, once underneath the roof, bust left 1 bolt, then trend upwards. Easy moves on big holds will lead you to a giant jug rest, where you will then fire off a 3 move sequence to another resting jug. 5.11 moves get you to the top from here....[more]   Browse More Classics in Arkansas

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Rock Climbing Photo: Close Encounters  Photo: Sam Matthews
Close Encounters Photo: Sam Matthews
Rock Climbing Photo: Photo: Tyler Casey
Photo: Tyler Casey
Rock Climbing Photo: Photo: Tyler Casey
Photo: Tyler Casey

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By Spencer Scott
From: Kansas City, MO
Apr 19, 2016
The Invasion has two decent warmups, a 5.10b on the far right, and a Fool and His Honey (5.11d) on the sex boulder. However, Andrew Roepke has recently bolted a great 5.10c, 5.11a and 5.12a at Fern Gulley just down the road if you are looking for more warmup routes. Worth the 2 min drive from the Invasion campsite!

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