Invasion Wall Rock Climbing
"The Invasion" Photo-Tyler Casey
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.
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
14 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',8],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Invasion Wall
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Invasion Wall:
Featured Route For Invasion Wall
Earth People 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b AR
: Cowell Area
: Invasion Wall
Perhaps the best overall route at the crag. Hosts the largest route in length, and more moves than any other route at Invasion.Begin with the common start , then bust directly up through a small roof where a short power crux lies. Wander a bit left off the bolt line and continue pulling on some large jugs spaced rather far away from each other.Wander left and right through the bolt pattern, until you approach the last clip for a forearm melting finish. Blowing it at the top results in an airy ri...[more] Browse More Classics in AR
Close Encounters Photo: Sam Matthews
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!