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Old 11-16-2010, 09:13 PM   #1
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Jamestown Rock Climbing - 11/13/10

This past weekend nine friends and myself headed out to the Jamestown Wildlife Management Area just outside of Batesville, Arkansas, to do a little rock climbing. Five of us camped on top of the bluffs Saturday night, enjoyed some gin, a little wine, amazing steaks and some campfire humor...



Me throwing the devil horns in the Jeep

Saturday morning we all arrived at the end of a long gravel road that took us past several camp spots where hunters were just returning from their morning hunts, and we were all a tad nervous about being out in the woods on opening weekend of modern rifle. We offloaded at 10:30 AM, hoisted our gear on to our backs (ropes, harnesses, etc) and jogged along a short trail to the bluffs where we would then hike down to the base to begin the real fun.



Part of our group hiking down to the base

We only had one lead climber among us at the time, Scott, so he set the first route for top-roping, then taught me how to lead climb on the route right next to it. Not so bad, I thought, and didn't take any falls. After that, while Scott was belaying a top rope climber, I had my friend John that rode up with me belay so I could lead climb a route. About three feet above the fourth bolt I peeled off the wall, on purpose, to see if he was paying attention.

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He wasn't. I took a good 20 ft whip before he caught on and finally arrested my fall. I was lucky, and only had some minor scrapes, a bruised ass, and a seriously screwed up psyche after that. I went on to finish that route, set two more and did some top roping..with a different belayer, of course!



The route I took a fall on



Ron belaying his wife, Elaine (In their 60's)



Me at the top of my first lead climb


Scott's son Ronan hanging around

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Old 11-16-2010, 09:15 PM   #2
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We climbed out of the crag around 5, and I was immediately glad I had brought the Jeep. There was a ton of gear to lug about two hundred yards down an old logging trail that was pretty washed out, and I managed to load everything up in the Jeep and crawl down to within a hundred feet of the campsite. We set up camp by six, and the five of us that remained sat around the campfire and had a great time with our steaks, chipotle, gin, wine and broad range of topics. That night I dreamed of giant wolves and pissed off hunters, but no falling, oddly..

We woke up around 6, got a good fire going, ate breakfast (cherry turnovers!), packed up most of the camp and waited for the rest of our friends to get back, which they did, around 10:30. Took off to the crags again, where I climbed my first outdoor 5.10.



Crux of the 5.10



At the top

We all had a good time and finished up around 4, packed all the tents, gear and everything else for five people in to the Jeep, and back up to the parking area we went.









Great weekend.
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Old 11-17-2010, 07:23 PM   #3
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looks nice..lots of holds to use...you gotta go to horseshoe!! search "Witness the fitness Chris Sharma"....it's considered one of if not the hardest bouldering problem on the planet by sharma and a few others. only 2 people have completed the problem: sharma and one other. the problem is located across the street from the horseshoe canyon ranch on some private land here in good ol arkansas.
here's a link to that video Chris Sharma Witness the Fitness_
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^ that was insane! He has fingers as strong as most peoples legs lol.
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Looks like fun!
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Looks like a blast, except for the 20ft fall.
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Old 02-03-2011, 08:12 AM   #7
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i wish we could do that in texas..
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Nothing better than quality family time. Thanks for sharing.
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