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Mar 12, 2013
That's not a typo. G&F has set up a two-year "access experiment" with the King's Anvil Ranch to allow limited access to the Domes through the Ranch, September 1st-April 31st each year. If you'd like to climb in Mendoza, first read this short document, then call Matt Walton to get the gate code. Don't, I repeat, DO NOT share the code with anyone outside your climbing party. The code will be changed every two weeks. Call well in advance (min 3-4 days) of your trip to give Matt a chance to get back to you.

Understand that this is a very fragile arrangement that took a lot of work on G&F's behalf. The Ranch is ready to close all access if anyone flubs up. Make sure to sign in and out; get the map at the sign-in station and use it to get straight to the new parking area (posted by Jeff Mayhew); camping is not allowed; mind the bees near the dam; please don't bring dogs or a bad attitude-if you see the ranchers, chat 'em up a bit or at least grin and wave.

A big thanks to Matt @ AZGFD for all of his hard work, and Bob over at for posting this up.

Happy Clambering
Andy Bennett
From Tucson, AZ
Joined Mar 22, 2006
232 points
Mar 12, 2013
I would like to also put out a big thanks to Matt. He has really gone up to bat for us climbers and done a really good job. Was out there a little over a week ago and the access is well marked. You may want a vehicle with a moderate amount of clearance as the road gets pretty rough the last couple miles. A regular 2wd truck should make it ok. If you plan on heading out there please be very respectful of this arrangement so that hopefully it will be continued into the future. Mike Diesen
From Sierra Vista, AZ
Joined Oct 16, 2006
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