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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

35 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',11],['3 Stars',18],['2 Stars',5],['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
Fire Hazard   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 55'   The Fire Wall
Dirty Beech   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 60'   Wood Wall
Cartouche   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   The Tomb
Shere Khan   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 60'   Spivey Wall
Hot and Bothered   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 60'   Spivey Wall
Rest in Peace   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   The Tomb
Ironwood   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Sport, 70'   Wood 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
White Noise   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Sport, 80'   The Tomb
Resident Evil   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Sport, 80'   The Tomb
The Extinguisher   5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c     Sport, 50'   The Fire Wall
The Undertaker   5.13a/b 8a 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c     Sport, 80'   The Tomb
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Featured Route For Rock Creek
Rock Climbing Photo: photo: tyler casey

Raindance 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b  Arkansas : Rock Creek : The Oasis
Techy but easy climbing follows a leaning crack system underneath the roof of the oasis. At around the 5'th bolt find the glorious kneebar to prep for the meat of the climb. Bust out the rest with a strenuous pull to get you situated on the the steep face. From here follow amazing red river gorge style dishes and crimps to the top.Quality line with every hold and move under the sun. Pure fun!...[more]   Browse More Classics in Arkansas

Photos of Rock Creek Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: "Dusk Till Dawn"
"Dusk Till Dawn"
Rock Climbing Photo: near the top of dusk til dawn
near the top of dusk til dawn
Rock Climbing Photo: The Tomb "Outbreak"  Photo: Tyler Casey
The Tomb "Outbreak" Photo: Tyler Casey

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