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May 23, 2016
I just moved to the state a few days ago and I'm ready to send! I'll be living in Hot Springs NP but I've got the weekends free and I've got a car. I can climb most 5.10s but I am relatively new to climbing outside.

Lets send some routes!
Zachary Lee
Joined Feb 9, 2016
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May 23, 2016
Hey Zachary, I go down to climb horseshoe or Sams area at least a couple weekends a month. At the moment I'm nursing a knee injury from a zipline accident, but I'll pm you so we can stay in touch. Good luck meeting other people too! Johnathan C
From Missouri
Joined Mar 14, 2016
10 points
May 23, 2016
Arkansas has a fairly active facebook group.

facebook group
C. Archibald
Joined Apr 15, 2012
655 points
May 28, 2016
Thanks C. Archibald and Jonathan! I'm really psyched about meeting new climbers! Zachary Lee
Joined Feb 9, 2016
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May 29, 2016
Zach, the best areas are horseshoe canyon, Sam's throne, and possibly cowell area. Fern is a neat area but it's on the harder side. Justin Barrett
From Russellville, AR
Joined Mar 2, 2016
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Jun 3, 2016
Those are not the 'best' areas, only the most well known. JD Borgeson
Joined Apr 10, 2013
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Jun 6, 2016
What are your suggestions JD? Zachary Lee
Joined Feb 9, 2016
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Jun 7, 2016
Anyone have time for a fern trip later today? Very last minute...

Let me know!
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mdedischew
Joined Dec 9, 2012
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Jun 8, 2016
Well for sport in the 5.10 range, horseshoe probably is better for having the most things to work on, but the setting is crowded, pay to climb, and not very adventurous. You will find high aualitu 5.10s in most areas, they just arent as concentrated. Candy mountain has a couple of phenominal 10s, and cave creek has some ok ones. Rock creek (my fav) has a few great 10s. Hudson mountain has a few. Theae are some of the more scenic areas in all the state, and they are always pretty empty. JD Borgeson
Joined Apr 10, 2013
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Jun 10, 2016
JD, I can see where you're coming from. Some might call them the best because there's hundreds of routes all within walking distance of each other. I love it when school starts and all the kids are gone, and Horseshoe really empties out and you only see two or three other groups the whole day.

I still regard those as some of the best areas just for the sake of the concentration of routes, but it really depends on what kind of day you wanna have because you're right, the adventure factor isn't really strong there.

Any of y'all been to Jamestown Crag yet? I still need to get out there.
Johnathan C
From Missouri
Joined Mar 14, 2016
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Jun 11, 2016
Ive heard a lot about it and have friends who go there all the time. I know that there is a lot of moderates there, and some development is happening there like at big piney Creek, but that's it Justin Barrett
From Russellville, AR
Joined Mar 2, 2016
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Jun 13, 2016
Jamestown has a similar vibe to horseshoe, route-wise. It is more remote and the camping is fun on top of the cliff. Plus the areas is climber-owned. the routes are shorter though, typically under 50 ft. High concentration of moderates, not a ton of quality hard lines. new stuff being added all the time though. JD Borgeson
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