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pindrvr75


Jan 1, 2007, 4:35 PM
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Aid climbing at Cochise
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Might anyone have some beta/suggestions on aid climbs in Arizona's Cochise Stronghold. I'm looking for something in the A0 to A2 range that can easily be completed in a weekend. Prefer to stay away from existing trad and sport routes as not to upset delicate access issues. Have a 4x4. All responses appreciated, Thanks.


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It's a beautiful place -- my favorite in AZ. Unfortunately, I can't think of any aid routes down there. Not to say there aren't any, but I haven't done any. It's been a few years since I paid a vivist, but I know we got most of our route beta from the Falcon Backcountry AZ climbing book. That would be your best bet for finding something that meets your requirements.

Ed


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Jan 8, 2007, 10:52 AM
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I'm looking for something in the A0 to A2 range...

What's My Line 5.6 A0 Wink

just kidding


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If you look in the old Kerry guidebook, there are some aid routes described -- for example, on Vortex Dome, there is a 5.8 A2 and a 5.9 A3 (Clean N' Wing). On Westworld Dome, a 5.7 A1 route that starts where Warpaint finishes (Buckeroo) is described as well.

I've only ever been to Cochise once, but even on that outing there were a number of features that looked 5.12+ or harder to free-climb, but would be pretty cool nailups ;-). That said, it seems wise to make damned sure that you won't be nailing an established free route, so the first step would logically be to get your hands on a copy of Kerry's book if you don't already have one.

Hope this helps.


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I haven't done any aid in cochise and I can't think of any aid routes down there.

Also, the Falcon book is a pretty bad book. Use Kerry guide or check at rocks and ropes.

why do ya want to aid in cochise when there are so many aid routes elsewhere? go there for beautiful face / slab climbing.

Prob my favorite place to climb...

good luck.


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