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 maybe just how you were feeling that day? Through our 100% subjective polling process, we asked Facebook users, pro climbers, photographers, route equippers, media makers, and any well-traveled bolt-clipper (who would stop obsessing about their strength-to-weight ratio long enough to respond) what their absolute favorite routes across the country are. We then cross-referenced those responses with Mountain Project’s Top 50 Classics and Route Finder tools to create this list loosely organized by region and grade. So grab a cold one, sit down with your friends, and get ready to debate—and build one hell of a bucket list in the process.