Hueco in Late-May/Early June


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MClay · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Mar 2015 · Points: 685

Coming to the USA for a somewhat random, non-climbing specific road trip later this year and would like to get a bit of climbing in at as many classic areas as possible along the way. Our route takes us across the southern USA in late May/early June. Is a day or two in Hueco possible that time of year? Never climbed in the SW or at Hueco specifically, but even a couple of hours on some easy classics would be a dream come true.

JaredG · · Tucson, AZ · Joined Aug 2011 · Points: 0

It's highly likely to be unbearably hot at that time.

I've always thought that if you're a desert rat you might be able to chase shade in the morning and have a good time during summer. On the plus side it should be easy to get in (which is not the case in winter/spring, owing to the limited number of entries allowed).

Tradgic Yogurt · · Unknown Hometown · Joined May 2016 · Points: 55

You're likely to be perfectly fine. The windy season should be over (that's usually April or so). You'll start around when the park opens (still 7am, I believe), and your sessions will end noon or 1pm. Carry more snacks and water than you think you need, and rest more often. Hire a guide if you can, East Mountain has some really great stuff. Make sure and get burritos at Rafa's or tamales as Doña Lupita's.

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