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Mendoza Canyon

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About Mendoza Canyon:

Large granite domes on BLM land, mostly wilderness multi-pitch. There are no sport routes here. Tricky route finding is the norm. From Tucson drive from I-10 to I-19 and turn west on Arizona highway 86W. Turn left on 286 for a few miles until you reach King Anvil Ranch Rd. Drive slowly through the ranch and stop to sign the register and get a free permit. A State Land permit is officially required to pass thru the area. Drive down the good dirt road with the sign: Designated Access Route. You will come to a small corral/parking area. Hop the gate (says no trespassing) and walk two miles on dirt road to the dam. Pick your dome from there.
Nearest town or city: Tucson
Directions: From Tucson drive from I-10 to I-19 and turn west on Arizona highway 86W. Turn left on 286 for a few miles until you reach King Anvil Ranch Rd. Drive slowly through the ranch and stop to sign the register and get a free permit. A State Land permit is officially required to pass thru the area. Drive down the good dirt road with the sign: Designated Access Route. You will come to a small corral/parking area. Hop the gate (says no trespassing) and walk two miles on dirt road to the dam. Pick your dome from there.
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Access Issues: Must have Arizona State Land Dept permit. It is not sold online: http://www.azland.gov/programs/natural/recreation_permit.htm
Camping: Free
When to Climb: Winter
Quantity of Climbs: Year

Forum Discussions (2 posts)

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No Replies Access Restriction March-April 2014 sonso45 0 Mar 19 2014, 8:02 PM
With Replies Mendoza Canyon-Coyote Domes chalkpaw 2 Jan 09 2006, 8:51 PM