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Wasn't cochise still climbable after snow on Lemmon?


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Alabama Hills in the Eastern Sierras and Joshua Tree, Hueco Tanks in Texas.

Cochise gets cold in the winter, partly due to elevation.


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A really sweet spot is near Carlsbad called Sitting Bull Falls. I've heard that there is some new development in the area, but that might be some secret stuff.

There aren't a lot of routes, but the rock is amazing. Also the sport climbing around St. George Utah is incredible, and it is really easy to find free spots to sleep. St George is kind of weird though.

http://www.rockclimbing.com/.../Sitting_Bull_Falls/

http://www.rockclimbing.com/...tes/Utah/St__George/


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by no means the best destination queen creek - a little over an hour east of phoenix has enough sport to keep you busy for awhile and/or stay for a few days in transient. it also is way better than new jack or echo in my opinion. and loads more sport than josh or heuco


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Another good thing about Queen Creek, if the weather is good, you can drive 1.5 hrs to Lemmon, 3 hrs to Cochise, 1.5 hrs to Isolation
Cyn, 1 hr to McDowells/Pinnacle Peak and 1/2 hr from Homestead.

Cochise has multipitch granite, Isolation all 1 pitch trad/sport (in winter), McDowells single pitch granite trad, and Homestead has single pitch and sometimes long sport routes.


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olderic wrote:
The basic problem for the OP is that they want to go in the absolute dead of winter - shortest possible days in the northern hemisphere. No place (in the northern hemisphere) is going to be guaranteed to be warm and dry.
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jbroom wrote:
by no means the best destination queen creek - a little over an hour east of phoenix has enough sport to keep you busy for awhile and/or stay for a few days in transient. it also is way better than new jack or echo in my opinion. and loads more sport than josh or heuco

i think your talking about queen creek canyon? i am heading there this weekend for the first time hoping it is everything this video makes it to be
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WBocoM0BiNM

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