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sarcasm · · Unknown Hometown · Joined May 2010 · Points: 470

Wanted some advice on how best to spend our time. Where to concentrate. We have about 3-4 climbing days available around first week of March. Driving from Vegas area.
Where should we go to get the most bang for our buck? Trad up to .10, .10+, sport to .11. Basically interested in getting to a good camping area that has high quality routes nearby and enough of them to last up to 4 days.
Any advice?

OrganicChemistry · · Tucson · Joined Jun 2016 · Points: 95

start by getting the new book...it's pretty awesome and very detailed for the west side including camping.

RyanJames · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Feb 2010 · Points: 505

Ditto on the new guidebook (cochiseclimbing.com). I would spend two climbing on and around the Sheepshead and two days at the end of the road areas (Whale dome, Warpaint Dome, etc.). Get ready to have some fun!

caesar.salad · · earth · Joined Dec 2012 · Points: 85

Go to the West side. Camp near Isle of Ewe.

Savvy Buik · · Chicago, IL · Joined Nov 2014 · Points: 95

Sheepshead! You won't regret it.

RyanJames · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Feb 2010 · Points: 505

Additionally, about the camping: you can camp at the trailhead for the Sheepshead. There are a few trees which make it a great spot. You also don't have to drive in the morning to get to the climbing. For the End of the Road areas, there's are sweet spots there too. Again, if you move your camp back there, you don't have to drive to access the climbing. All of these areas of primitive, secluded, and great.

DMarti Marti · · custer,sd · Joined Jun 2012 · Points: 0

Ive been wanting to go there, but ive heard the roads are rugged and suv/truck is needed. Tht was years bapck though. How is the current access?

caesar.salad · · earth · Joined Dec 2012 · Points: 85

2WD is fine. Need decent clearance.

walmongr · · Gilbert AZ · Joined Aug 2015 · Points: 85

West side. Sheepshead for sure pretty good camping at the trail head. Quality 5.7-5.11 peacemaker is a must, and I really enjoyed stampede, if you get on stampede make sure it's cool. The first pitch would suck if your shoes were hot, it's pretty slippery 10+ 11- slab!

brian benedon · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jul 2010 · Points: 1,185

East side bro;
Wasteland, Exit dome, entrance dome

If you go to the West, Know there is a Border patrol check point with dogs on your way out.

enjoy

Brian

Guideline #1: Don't be a jerk.

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