Rock Carvings is one of the smaller sets of collectables in the side-quest packed world of Red Dead Redemption 2.
There are just 10 to find, but like others, you'll want to start by finding the relevant Stranger first. If you head northwest of Strawberry to a hut, you will be able to encounter Francis Sinclair, a Stranger who will ask you to locate 10 rock carvings located throughout the world in exchange for some decent collectables and loot.
Here are all the Rock Carving locations in Red Dead Redemption 2.
For more help, our Red Dead Redemption 2 walkthrough explains the requirements for fully completing the game's many story missions.
Red Dead Redemption 2 Rock Carving locations
Rock Carving 1 location
To get to this rock carving location, get your winter coat on and head up to the summit of Mount Hagen. Right before the path to the summit ends, the rock formation to your right will hold the rock location. This is a really easy one to spot, but if in any doubt, use Eagle Eye to perfectly locate it.
Rock Carving 2 location
This rock carving is a really easy spot, all you need to do is to head over to the road near Whityard Straight until you come across a wooden bridge, on the western side of the wooden bridge slightly to the north will be this carving, no tricky traversal here. Easy peasy.
Rock Carving 3 location
To get to this rock carving, head over to the peak overlooking the Dakota River near Bacchus station, to the north, you will find a lower ledge, head along here to encounter this rock carving.
Rock Carving 4 location
To find this rock carving, you need to make your way to the most northwestern peak of Cumberland Forest, facing the Dakota River, look down toward a rope bridge, and underneath it will be a small ledge. Head down there and you will be able to make your way down to a cliff face, there will be the next Rock Carving.
Rock Carving 5 location
Just West of Strawberry lie Owanjila Lake, head over to the southwestern shore by following the road west, then head south in order to go along the shore, and you will soon encounter this Rock Carving, which will be right ahead of you.
Rock Carving 6 location
To get to this Rock Carving, you will need to make your way to the peak of Mount Shann, once there, look to the southeastern ridge and carefully make your way down, once there, look at this small plateau and you will be able to easily locate and get the location of this next rock carving. The hard bit is managing to get out of here.
Rock Carving 7 location
This carving is another relatively easy one. South of Valentine, towards Limpany, look for a slight ridge on a hill to the south of the burned settlement and you will be able to see this rock carving on a hill to the side. Just ride up and hop off and you will find this one in no time at all.
Rock Carving 8 location
Head south from Moonstone Pond and make your way towards the heartland overflow until you reach a plateau, hidden to the east overlooking Heartland OVerflow will be a slightly tricky rock carving. If you are unsure, use Eagle Eye to locate this collectable.
Rock Carving 9 location
In order to get to this Rock Carving location, you will need to make your way over to near to the top or Roanoke Ridge at the top of the map, when you reach Deer Cottage, you will manage to see it directly East. Just head up and you will manage to find this slightly tricky carving.
Rock Carving 10 location
Head over to the Eastern side of the Elysian Pool, and there you will be able to find this rock carving next to the path on a rock wall, it's high up, so be sure to use Eagle Eye to spot this rock carving, which is hidden in plain sight.
Rock Carving rewards
Here are your rewards when completing various stages of the Rock Carving locations quest:
- 1 Rock Carving - Kentucky Bourbon, $10
- 5 Rock Carving - Rock Statue
- 10 Rock Carving - Old Brass Compass (used for unlocking one of the Talismans)
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