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rtsteed


Aug 3, 2011, 6:04 PM
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Hawksbill Crag/Whitakers point  (North_America: United_States: Arkansas)
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Has anyone rappelled from hawks bill Crag and then trad climbed back up? I did not see it under any of the routes so I figured I would ask.


rtsteed


Aug 19, 2011, 10:03 PM
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The rappel down was ~130 feet and the majority of it was a free rappel. There is a lot of opportunity to develop the bluff line but the base has a lot of loose crumbly rock. Lots of overhang making the majority of the bluff line a 5.10 or higher. We found an easy 5.6/5.7 down the bluff to trad back up. it was a really awesome climb but one of the belay stations halfway up was covered in thorns.


crzdriver


Aug 26, 2011, 8:19 AM
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Look at pictures of it over the last 10-15 years. It keeps shrinking in large chunks. I'd be watchful of large, loose blocks around the point. I haven't been out there in a few years. Hope you can find some good stuff!


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Aug 29, 2011, 9:09 PM
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We noticed the large chunks that had fallen, but there is no way we would be able to climb that section of the bluff. Most of that is 5.11+. But the actual side of the point looked like 5.5. We plan to make another trip out there and find more routes.


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