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Looking for beta: Second wind, Entrance Dome, Cochise Stronghold

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Jo Mer · · Tempe · Joined Jun 2014 · Points: 112

I'm looking for info on Second Wind. Found it listed in Backcountry Rockclimbing in Southern AZ. It's a 2 pitch trad route on Entrance Dome in Cochise. Anyone been up it recently?


JMayhew · · Tucson, AZ · Joined Sep 2006 · Points: 1,185

I have done it not too long ago. Steep hike to a short climb with a long 4th class section to a beautiful summit! Just the kind of day I often enjoy. The start is fairly straight forward to find by the description. A few possible variations along the way keep you challenged to stay on route. The big, left-facing corner is obvious. Move out right to find the "10' step split by a crack" which is a lot easier than it looks, and exciting, with great pro.

The north side (climber's right), starting pretty close to where the roped climbing ends, is a zig zag of ramps and gullies to connect up to scoot back around to the base. Not too difficult to figure out. (You should definitely scramble up to the summit.)

A fun outing, all in all... if you're into that kinda stuff.

Let me know if you need a partner for it!


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