Lake Wedington Bouldering
About Lake Wedington Bouldering:
|Lots of sandstone boulders, several great roof areas, many aretes and cracks. This is a great place if you live in Fayetteville and don't have much time. There is much development needed. Simple trails exist, as well as OLD manky two-bolters... Inside the Ozark National Forest.|
|Nearest town or city:||Lake Wedington|
|Directions:||From Fayetteville, take 540N to the Wedington exit. Reset your odometer and go west on "Wedington Drive aka Hwy 16" for 13.0 miles. ((Note- you will drive past "lake wedington", but don't turn in cause the climbing is not at the lake.)) Turn right onto CR 849, which is a well marked gravel road. Reset your odometer again. As you drive down CR849 you will notice a cliff band up the hill on your left that parallels the road- this is it. There are 2 trails I found to approach this bluff. Place #1) 1.7 miles up CR849 you'll see an unmarked trail on your left. Across the road (on your right) but maybe 30ft past the unmarked trail, there is a 12ft tall boulder about 15ft off the road. You can park anywhere on CR849 to approach the bluff. You can see the bluff from the car so it's impossible to miss. The approach is about 1 minute from here. There is chalk on a couple problems here. Place #2) A little further up the road there's a fork to the right. Don't take it. Just past the fork (at exactly 1.9mi down CR849) there's a well traveled hiking/horse trail that crosses the road. On both sides of the road there's maroon colored steel posts in the ground. Also this trail is marked with blue markers on the trees. Park here and follow this trail up the hill. approach is about 2 minutes and puts you at the same bluff (but further down the bluffline of course). Here you'll find a 2 bolt 20ft highball problem.
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