The Do’s and Don’t’s of Taking a Date Climbing | Outside Online

Interested in a climbing date in central Arkansas? Check out Friday Cheap Date Night at Little Rock Climbing Center. That said, it is really obvious to spot the awkward first dates taking place. Typically, the duo is wearing rental harnesses, flat rental shoes with socks, and in some cases, helmets. If the date is going well, there is a lot of banter and positive encouragement taking place. The … [Read more...]

America’s 100 Best Sport Climbing Routes – Climbing Magazine | Rock Climbing, Mountaineering, Bouldering, Ice Climbing

This list from last year includes three routes in Arkansas's own, Horseshoe Canyon Ranch Climbing Area. It's no wonder this is the home of 24 Hours of Horseshoe Hell, one of the premier climbing events in the country. To read more go to the link below and scroll down to the Midwest section. What makes the perfect route? Is it the setting, technical difficulty, rock quality, style, variety, or … [Read more...]

About that party at Horseshoe Canyon Ranch…

...it looks like it was legen...(wait for it)...dary. Thanks to 1st Place Winners of the 24HHH Film Race: Estephan Coronado & Nolen Ingersoll, this video rocks. Partners from AFS - Student Films on Vimeo. … [Read more...]

24 Hours of Horseshoe Hell or Your Vibe attracts your Tribe

What happens when you mix 280 climbers; not including their groupies, from all all across the U.S. with perfect weather, perfect location, great swag, vendors, and some of the best climbing routes between the Rockies and Appalachians? You end up with over 24,000 routes climbed covering over 1,000,000 vertical feet… and one hell of an after party. 24 Hours of Horseshoe Hell; aka 24hhh, is an … [Read more...]

Ride Alongside: The Heart of a Marriage and the Cardiac Classic

Don't walk behind me; I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend. The old adage attributed to author and philosopher Albert Camus could be considered great guidance for friendship and for love. It could also be good preparation for couples who ride together. Just when we think we have that whole riding together thing down, one of us skips a … [Read more...]

Here’s to Rocks, Nomads and no Mud

Three years ago on perfect late October day, I made my first trip to Jamestown. It was my first outdoor climbing experience and the beginning of a very “special” relationship with Jamestown. I’ve had amazing impromptu afternoon climbing trips, my heart broken, more than 50 chigger bites on one leg, and spent an entire climbing trip trying to extract my climbing partner’s car from the mud all … [Read more...]

To Hell and Back Again, a Climber’s Tale

Every September hundreds of crazies take time off from work, school and epic dirt bag climbing trips to gather for the most sacred of occasions in the Climberverse, Horseshoe Hell. Nine years later Horseshoe Canyon Ranch still welcomes the hordes of stinky grimy people for the hellacious competition, and a weekend of unparalleled outdoor fun. Hell is a test of insanity, will power, human … [Read more...]

Go Loco!

Loco, bonkers, loony, mad, psycho, or nuts are all words one might choose to describe the adrenaline junkies who are always seeking the next adventure. I am certain some of those words have been used to describe me while having little or nothing to do with my own adventure seeking. Recently our family took an opportunity to once again visit one of our favorite Arkansas towns, Mountain View. The … [Read more...]

Fight For Air

We climb for those that can't breathe on their own. We climb because no one deserves to die from lung cancer. We climb because our children deserve to breathe clean and healthy air. The American Lung Association -Arkansas has been raising both awareness and funds to battle lung disease. They promote programs on improving indoor and outdoor air quality, raise funds for research, and give … [Read more...]

Some Holiday Advice

Thanks to Petzl we now know how Santa does it. … [Read more...]