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About Homestead:

Arizona's OTHER limestone sport canyon sits on the southern slopes of the Mescal Mountains north of Winkleman and the Gila River. Mostly routes for the hardman, but has some good 10s and below. Routes can get as long as 100 feet, gobbling up to 16 quickdraws! The limestone here isn't like its cousin stone at Jacks Canyon; it is 100% killer limestone, not very pocketed. Excellent climbing with a massive amount of new route potential, just close the gates behind you!!! You will pass through state trust land, the camping & climbing is on BLM land. Cinco De Homestead - Annual end of season party held on the weekend closest to the 5th of May. Usually signals the end of the season because hot weather is upon us. The excellent foldout guide is available from Az Cliffhanger store (located inside Phx Rock Gym) and in PDF format here: http://www.14113.net/Homestead.pdf
Nearest town or city: Winkelman/Globe
Directions: Although the shortest distance from the Valley is via Hwy60 from Superior to Globe, then south on Hwy77(44 miles east of Superior), it may take longer due to the drive through the towns. From Superior it's probably quicker to take Hwy 177 southeast to Kearney then Winkleman where you turn north on Hwy 77 for approx. 15 miles (47 miles). As you drive north on 77 the road goes from two lanes only to a road with a passing lane. Once this ends the road contours downhill. Slow down and make a right turn where the 2nd guardrail begins onto a rough dirt road. (Just N. of mile marker 153, and S. of Dripping Spgs Rd.) Drop down to the first gate and follow this road for 2.75 miles to it's end. This dirt road can be very rough, but I've seen 2WD vehicles make it (if you make it up the first big hill, the rest is cake). Please remember to close all three gates behind you!!! Camping is just west of the trailhead near a flat spot/old corral @ 1/2 mile. Drive to the end of the road for the trailhead to a small parking area. From parking proceed straight south from large cairn down trail and across first small wash. Continue trending uphill on a cairned trail that is thin in spots, take your time, you are going to work uphill along the top of the west side of the canyon to reach Finland at the furthest point. For the "creek" approach, stay straight on this trail for about 1/4mi. until it drops down into canyon bottom. Go left (upstream) about 1/4mi. in easy creek bed to first sizable wall on left which is "Welcome Wall".
Latitude, Longitude: 33.14883, -110.79960
Access Issues: Please close all gates, tread lightly.
Camping: Yes
When to Climb: Autumn
Quantity of Climbs: Year

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Forum Discussions (See all 28 posts )

  Subject Author Replies Last Post
With Replies Homestead vs Jacks Canyon in Sept? climb2core 3 Jun 24 2013, 7:37 AM
With Replies New Routes everywhere... socalbolter 1 Jan 24 2011, 8:52 AM
With Replies sickness and prizes monkeydew 2 Feb 13 2010, 7:30 PM
With Replies Bees at Marley Wall 2psyched 4 Jan 07 2010, 2:28 PM
With Replies Homestead Guidebook capetownsteve 4 Nov 26 2009, 6:57 AM
With Replies Found Lost Item SirMatt 1 Mar 21 2010, 8:01 PM
With Replies Homestead Bee Conditions disturbingthepeace 2 Nov 24 2008, 7:38 AM
With Replies Dia de los Muertos roadstead 18 Oct 31 2008, 7:58 AM
With Replies Cinco De Homestead Anyone? climball 10 May 07 2008, 4:06 PM
With Replies Wet walls for week(s) after heavy rain. climball 3 Mar 19 2008, 9:45 AM
With Replies Homestead hum bodytag 9 Jan 27 2008, 8:51 AM
With Replies Alternate Homestead Road? rmiller 4 Dec 17 2009, 11:19 AM
No Replies New Homestead topo socalbolter 0 May 31 2007, 3:53 PM
With Replies The Greatest Unsung Arizona Sport Crag ? socalbolter 4 May 29 2007, 10:13 PM
With Replies Cinco de Homestead 2007 ? socalbolter 35 May 16 2007, 7:44 AM