Rattlesnake Ridge Natural Area offers stellar views and trails

Rattlesnake Ridge Natural Area near Little Rock not only has a cool name, but it also has a vital purpose. Natural areas are important because they protect special plant and animal habitats. “The natural areas in the state are unique, but Rattlesnake Ridge stands out because it is such a prominent feature on the landscape,“ said Mitchell Allen of The Nature Conservancy’s Arkansas Field Office. … [Read more...]

This Climbing Film Will Not Win An Oscar…

...but it's a winner in our hearts. Even if you didn't watch the Oscars last night if you're an outdoor person you've probably heard that "Free Solo" won the documentary division. A film about big wall climbing out west. Of course, in Arkansas, we have some prime climbing spots along with some characters in the climbing community. Ghettohillbillies with make you want to get out and play on some … [Read more...]

Climb Bentonville Opens Its Doors and Walls

Northwest Arkansas gets a new, beautiful indoor climbing facility. With monthly memberships and features for the entire family, this may be the new hot ticket for winter training. (from media release) Today, Climb Bentonville announced that their doors are open to the public, allowing members and guests to visit the gym and start climbing. Facilities Climb Bentonville, a project three years in … [Read more...]

From Little Rock to Kilimanjaro

Just as the Summer heat settles into The Natural State, you could be trekking to the top of one of the most iconic mountains in the world, Kilimanjaro. Little Rock Climbing Center is leading another trip to climb the highest mountain in Africa. This trip will take advantage of the Lemosho Route. This is widely considered to be the best route on Mount Kilimanjaro. A relatively new route, … [Read more...]

Indoor Climbing, Fitness & Yoga Facility to be Built in Bentonville

(From Media Release) Climb Bentonville opening Fall 2018 Bentonville AR – Climb Bentonville, a branch of Climb Nashville, will open Fall of 2018. Climb Nashville is one of the Southeast’s premiere climbing facilities, and this is the company’s first location outside of Middle Tennessee. Climb Bentonville is a joint venture with local businessman Dennis Nelms. After 14 years in business, … [Read more...]

The Wildest Party on Earth | Outside Online

It's a muggy friday morning in the Ozarks. A leanly muscled man in cowboy boots, denim short-shorts, and a tank top that looks painted on is standing in the bed of a parked pickup, addressing a crowd of hundreds. “It’s hot, guys. It’s really hot,” he says, using a microphone plugged into a beefy PA system. “What do we need to be doing today?” “Hydrating!” the crowd answers. “Beer!” someone … [Read more...]

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...]