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This is a really cool National Monument and should still be protected like it is. This must be the LAND of 1000 SPIRES.

The "Totum Pole" is 137 feet tall and about 3' in diameter.

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South East of Wilcox, AZ
About 30 miles on HWY186/181

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Lauer
Duluth, MN
Lauer   Duluth, MN
The place is incredible, but climbing is not allowed. I'm curious if anyone knows why not? You can climb in other national monuments (ex. Devil's Tower) Sep 23, 2008
Neill Prohaska
Tucson, AZ
Neill Prohaska   Tucson, AZ
Indeed, I am curious as well, as I am often out there...does anyone know the history/rationale of the prohibition on climbing in this area? Mar 8, 2010
Andy Bennett
Tucson, AZ
Andy Bennett   Tucson, AZ
Bouldering at the top of the main drag, though still not allowed, is pretty fun... May 28, 2010
Casey Erin
San Diego, CA
Casey Erin   San Diego, CA
Apparently there was a study done that showed climbing promoted rock fall. Page 12 and 13 nature.nps.gov/geology/inve… Aug 22, 2010
What about the rest of the Chiricahua Mts? Loads of great looking rock near Portal, AZ on Coronado NF land. Anybody know of established routes? Apr 18, 2011
Contact Paul Davidson. He did stuff with Peter Noebels down there. We have walked around down there but the rock is pretty bad. I think if you put in some real effort you could ferret out some good rock and some good climbing. Apr 18, 2011
Chris treggE
Madison, Beersconsin
Chris treggE   Madison, Beersconsin  
This place is simply amazing, even just to hike. May 26, 2017

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