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Arkansas Climbers Festival

March 24, 2023 - March 26, 2023

Arkansas Climbers Festival
All Sports Productions - Legend Highlands

The goal of this event is to bring together our community to learn new skills in many different areas of Rock Climbing! We will be bringing in experts in their fields to provide high-quality training.

The General Admission ticket will include camping and climbing passes to Horseshoe Canyon Ranch, dinner Saturday night, and access to all workshops. Special clinics will need to be purchased as an add-on.


Clinics will be broken into morning and afternoon sessions. Space is limited to first come first serve.
Workshops are open to all, and are designed to be informative and fun! These will be shorter, giving those who want to climb during the day the ability to do so as well as take a short class and have fun.

We hope that you leave the weekend with new skills and new friends!

2023 Festival Schedule

Friday, March 24, 2023

9:00 AM – Check-In Opens

10:00 AM – Vendor Set-Up

10:00 AM – LGBTQ Climbers Meetup

10:00 AM – BIPOC Climbers Meetup

10:00 AM – Youth Day Out Climbing

10:00 AM – Climbing Clinics

6:00 PM – Arkansas Geology

7:00 PM – Arkansas Trivia Night

8:30 PM – Happy Hour

Saturday, March 25, 2023

7:00 AM Check-In Begins

7:00 AM Coffee with the Board

7:00 AM Yoga


Saturday Morning Clinics

(9:00 AM – 12:00 PM)

**Clinics are an additional fee on top of General Admission. Please be sure to register as spots are first come first serve.


Host: Scott Delvin

Meet: North Forty Trailhead

Learn the proper way to Rappel safely in many different environments.

Wilderness First Aid

Host: Dave Thompson

Meet: Pavillion

It’s so important to learn how to take care of yourself and your partner while in the backcountry. Learn creative ways to safely treat minor injuries and get an injured climber to safety. David has over 10 years experience as an EMT and a climber, combining both experiences into a unique class.

Lead Fall: Rock Warriors Way, Falling and Commitment

Host: Jon Richard

Meet: North Forty Trailhead

This training addresses falling directly to help improve commitment. Students will do progressive falling practice, followed by movement, breathing, resting, and body/mind awareness exercises. Finally, students apply everything to a goal route. Students leave understanding how to take appropriate risks and how to commit to those risks.

Multi Pitch

Host: Jeremy Collins

Meet: North Forty Trailhead

This class is for those who want to learn how to multi pitch climb. Jeremy has years of experience pacing gear and is excited to share his knowledge.

Intro to Sport Climbing

Host: Jason Roy

Meet: North Forty Trailhead

If you are just getting started in the sport of climbing, this class is for you! Jason has over 20 years of guide experience teaching beginners to safely climb outdoors!

Boulder Harder

Host: Nick Chavez

Meet: Pavillion

Take your bouldering to the next level with coach Nick!

Approach to Projecting

Host: Jordan Fugitt

Meet: Pavillion

Learn the do’s and don’ts of getting into the mindset of tackling your next climbing project.

Single Pitch Self-Rescue

Host: Jacob Frears

Meet: North Forth Trailhead

It is best to be prepared for climbing in all situations and in this case learning to safely get back down to the ground by yourself.

Anchor Cleaning

Host: Sam Warren

Meet: North Forth Trailhead

Cleaning anchors is a very important skill in climbing! Practice makes perfect, so spend an hour learning new way to clean anchors and stay safe!

Saturday Morning Workshops

(9:00 AM – 12:00 PM)

Workshops are included in General Admission. No additional registration is needed to attend.

Little Ones at the Crag

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Hosts: Mitchell & Megan Allen, and Jonathan & Katie Childs

Meet: Kindergarten Boulder

Just because you have kids doesn’t mean climbing is over! Enjoy the morning with other family climbing while learning tips and trick from experienced climbers and parents to make the most of your day the crag with your family!

Strength Training for Climbing

9:00 AM

Host: ARCC

Meet: Pavillion

Time to get strong! We will walk you through ideas on how to take your strength to new heights.

How to Tape for Crack Climbing and Injuries

10:00 AM

Host: ARCC

Meet: Pavillion

Learn how to effectively and efficiently tape up for abrasive crack climbing or for supporting common climbing injuries.

Lifting Weights for Climbing

11:00 AM

Host: ARCC

Meet: Pavillion

Climbing requires full body strength and one of the best ways to achieve this is through lifting!

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March 24, 2023
March 26, 2023
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Horseshoe Canyon Ranch
HC 70, 261
Jasper, AR 72641 United States
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