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Jamestown Crag Rock Climbing 

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Beautiful sport crag just a few minutes from Batesville. There is approx. 70+ routes well bolted on fantastic Arkansas sandstone.

This property is privately owned by the Christopher brothers of Cave City, AR. (Nomads). You can catch up with them on-site working on new routes and better trails every weekend.

Maintenance and development does not come free-
Suggested Donation: $3.00 per visitor, $5.00 per campsite.

Leave no trace!

For questions or issues please contact them: 870-613-4662 or

Getting There 

From Hwy 167 south of Batesville take Hwy 230 (Camp Tahkoda Road) west for about 3-4 miles and turn right at the Little Red Store. Hwy 230 becomes Locust Grove Road at this point. Drive for 3-5 miles and turn left onto Jamestown Loop. From Jamestown Loop This road will start uphill after a short distance. Once you reach the top of the hill, pass the radio tower on your right then a water tower on your left. Continue on this road about a quarter of a mile until you pass the Wildlife Management Sign on the right handed side as the road starts to go slightly down hill and turns to gravel.

At this point there is a gravel turnout on your right, turn in here and follow the trail on the right. The trail is about 2 miles long. The "road" is washed out and very rough. If it has rained recently, expect lots of mud. You will come upon an orange gate. If the gate is closed call Kyle at 870-613-4662 for access. If the gate is open continue in. There will be two logging roads leading to the right DON'T drive down those. The road will come to a Y shortly after, veer right and continue to the parking area. Your vehicle stays here.

3 ways to get down the bluffs:

1. Dog Walk/Walk Down : Puts you near the Game Wall. Easiest way to get down. Come down the hill till you hit the bluffs. . Follow this trail for a ways, 100 yds maybe, till you see a cairn stacked to the left of the trail and the brown official looking hiking sign. Both are easy to miss. Turn towards the bluff and you should see a relatively easy way to get down. This can be pretty slippery when wet.

2. Climb Down : Puts you at the end of the Disaster Wall. When you first hit the bluffs, turn left and follow the trail through a few puddles. The trail will at one point cross a large, flat, short rock. This is your cue to start looking to your right for a cairn and a small trail towards the bluff. You will find RED rebar steps recently installed to make getting up and down a breeze. After climbing down, continue back along the bluff line to see the end of the Disaster Wall.

3. Goat Trail: Just past the Climb Down access point you will find a trail that meanders down the bluff line in a much easier descent than the previous two. You will end up at the bottom of the bluff line below the Disaster Wall-

Climbing Season

Weather station 6.7 miles from here

97 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',7],['3 Stars',45],['2 Stars',42],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Jamestown Crag

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Jamestown Crag:
Inverse Tangent    V3+ 6A+ PG13     Boulder, 17'   The Roof
First Date   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 25'   Game Wall
Free Parking   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   Game Wall
Pee Green   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   Amateur Route Area
My Fuzzy Balls   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport   Amateur Route Area
This Ain't My First Rodeo   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 55'   Amateur Route Area
Game of Thrones   5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 55'   Game Wall
Spread Your Eagle   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b R     Sport, 1 pitch, 30'   Amateur Route Area
Mutts Cutts   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport   Waterfall Area
Don't Stretch It   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   Natural Disaster Area
F.O.A. (F***ed On Arrival)   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 55'   Strawberry shortcake wall
I Wish my Girlfriend was this Dirty   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 45'   Amateur Route Area
Grunge Fest   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   Amateur Route Area
Nocturnal Emissions   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Sport   Amateur Route Area
Mike Tyson’s Ear Binge   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 30'   Natural Disaster Area
Wet Dreams   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 55'   Amateur Route Area
First Rodeo   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport   Strawberry shortcake wall
Delusions of Grandeur   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Amateur Route Area
Luc Skywalker   5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b PG13     Sport, 1 pitch, 35'   Amateur Route Area
Bull in a China Cabinet   5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b     Sport   Large Boulder
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By Kyle Christopher
From: Batesville
Sep 19, 2013
Jamestown Crag is now offically owned by climbers.

The Nomads made up of the three Christopher Brothers have purchased the Jamestown Crag. The climbing area was never under the rule of the WMA but actually owned by a neighboring paper company. The area was under the threat of being closed. The Nomads have stepped in to secure the property for climbers.

Trail work, campsite development and route development have been under the way for the past several months.

Find the Nomads on facebook or contact them at, 870-613-4662. Don't forget about the competition Novemeber 2nd.
By samtoine
Sep 27, 2013
Where is the best place to camp near here?
By Kyle Christopher
From: Batesville
Oct 1, 2013
Camping for climbers is best along the bluff line or below. Within the next month there will be clear camping locations.
By Matt McIntosh
Dec 24, 2013
So what's the deal with the massive amounts of burn/clear zones on the drive in?
By Kyle Christopher
From: Batesville
Jan 2, 2014
The clearing is done by our neighbor paper company. We have no control of that. They are however a very responsible company that will replant and the landscape will return to wilderness. Road conditions will improve in the spring. If you have any other issues feel free to contact me directly. 870-613-4662
By Kyle Christopher
From: Batesville
Apr 3, 2014
Spring Update:
The gate leading to Jamestown is now closed. The gate will be open most weekends but if you visit when the gate is closed please park there but do not BLOCK THE GATE! Also do not drive around the gate just because you can. That will earn you a ticket from the game warden.

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