Horseshoe Canyon Ranch-Arkansas

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This place is a rock climber’s dream made reality! There are a ton of well-maintained and thoroughly protected sandstone walls and boulders on the property and their difficulty levels range from 5.5 to 5.14. There are also over 400 bouldering problems and  about 400 sport routes, as well as a decent amount of trad and top-rope. Another cool thing about this place is the “practice wall” which is basically a big, slanted boulder that you can walk up and safely practice rappelling with different types of anchors.

Also, I highly suggest buying this guidebook. This book made planning our climbs so much easier and you can check climbs off as you go, which is nice for recording past and future climbs. The fee is only 10$ per day for climbing and 5$ per night for camping which is super cheap! They have coffee, food, and climbing gear at the lodge too.

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I would also check out Mountain Project so you can plan your climbs and get reviews and comments from other recent climbers. They have a huge campground you can stay at and the entire property is BEAUTIFUL!

Definitely check out “Orange Crush” if you go. It is the highest route on the property at 80 feet, and the views at the top are breathtaking. It’s a 14 bolt route, so make sure you’ve got the gear for it.

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Here are some shots from the rest of our weekend. We got a couple shots of our sport climbing, but most of these are bouldering, which is surprisingly what I found myself wanting to spend more time with.

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Here are a couple more of the property and the animals!

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This is the shop that you check in at as well as refill your water (it’s free!), and food, and any gear that you may have lost or forgot.

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This is the lodge that you can stay at if you don’t want to camp. I haven’t looked into this much, but we noticed that there is a pool, dining area, and great views so I would imagine this would be a nice way to spend your time here if you’re not into camping.

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