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holdencfield


Oct 17, 2008, 10:13 AM
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Douglas, AZ  (North_America: United_States: Arizona)
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I'm gonna be in Douglas, AZ for a few months. Does anyone know if there is anything to climb around there? Doesn't matter what it is, just need something!


aerili


Oct 17, 2008, 11:21 AM
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Re: [holdencfield] Douglas, AZ [In reply to]
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First of all, my condolences.

Secondly, there is no real climbing that I know of in the Chiricahuas (closest Sky Island in Arizona to you), but if you drive an hour+ toward Tombstone, there is Cochise Stronghold right nearby--one of my favorite areas in the state.

It's mostly a trad area, yet actually lacking in a lot of traditional cracks. There are a number of mixed (with mostly bolts for pro) routes out there too. A few sport climbs here and there, with Isle of You on the west side being the most developed single area. Short approach, good routes.

There is also a lot of bouldering, apparently, but I don't have any personal info to pass along on that.

There is a little bit of climbing in the area between Willcox and Safford, but I think it's all trad with relatively long approaches.


sonso45


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Go south, Chihuahua, Mexico has a ton of great rock. El Gigante is the tallest sport route (trad too!) 3,000' on 27 pitches. It is located in Basaseachic Falls national park. Tons of rock there, some sport routes as well in the cool side canyons. Further south is Penoles (hueco tanks cousin) and Penon Blanco: 1,200 granite monolith. Mostly trad, if not all but some modern climbs have gone in recently.


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