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Rock Creek Rock Climbing 

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Amazing secluded crag in the backwoods of Arkansas.

Hosts a gorgeous cliff-band which varies in height from 50-80ft of climbing

Being the newest sector of development for the State, Rock Creek is currently undergoing change by the week. The climbing here is unlike that of other crags in the state.

To be successful here and truly enjoy this crag one must be proficient in powerful steep climbing, as well as a repertoire of drop knees and kneebars.

That being said there are a few moderates spread across the crag, and potential for loads more in the region. With the potential for this area to rival that of HCR if given the effort.

If your hunting for quality lines and a secluded adventure deep within the Ozarks, Rock Creek will more than suit you well.

Getting There 

From the city of Deer High School, follow the county dirt road (Parker Ridge Rd)south until you reach a fork near the Big Piney.

Veer right (away from the low-water bridge) and follow a rocky road for a short ways until you reach an obvious parking area/campsite.

MAKE SURE to leave parking space for other climbers. There is limited space to park a vehicle. If it seems too crowded, perhaps travel elsewhere, or drive across rock creek proper and find a suitable parking area further up. People live out here, and at no point should you be parked in their driveway entrance.

From here walk up the creek till you see a trail leading uphill.

From here you connect to a 4 wheeler trail which has cairns off to the left that will lead you up to the crag.

Climbing Season

For the All Locations area.

Weather station 6.9 miles from here

28 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',7],['3 Stars',16],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Rock Creek

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Rock Creek:
Chicken Leg Joe   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 65'   Spivey Wall
Dirty Beech   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 60'   Wood Wall
Hot and Bothered   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 60'   Spivey Wall
Dusk Till Dawn   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   The Tomb
Burned At the Stake   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 60'   The Fire Wall
Resident Evil   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Sport, 80'   The Tomb
White Noise   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Sport, 80'   The Tomb
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Featured Route For Rock Creek
Rock Climbing Photo: Crux Sequence

The Undertaker 5.13a/b 8a 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c  AR : Rock Creek : The Tomb
Stellar movements and hard pulls create this magnificent route that rules over the tomb.Begin with some initial terrain and fire a few sequences where a short kneebar rest lets you prepare for the intimidating refrigerator compression crux.Slap your way up the steep block and collect yourself for the tricky finish that lies ahead. All around amazing moves that you'll be hard pressed to find anywhere on a sport route. Intense bouldering high up in the air!Doesn't get much better than this one....[more]   Browse More Classics in AR

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Rock Climbing Photo: "Dusk Till Dawn"
"Dusk Till Dawn"
Rock Climbing Photo: The Tomb "Outbreak"  Photo: Tyler Casey
The Tomb "Outbreak" Photo: Tyler Casey

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