Conditions and Closures

Current road conditions:

Weather conditions: Perfect for sunny and shady climbs..

Bug conditions: minimal.

Closures: NONE! The US Forest Service as elected not to renew its annual closure of the Rockfellow Group and Cochise Dome in 2019.

Stronghold climbers have a rare opportunity here - if we voluntarily steer clear of nesting sites and do not disturb nesting raptors (which is still illegal), we can demonstrate that future closures are not necessary.


1) Avoid climbing in the vicinity of known raptor nests March 1 to June 30.

2) If you disturb raptors accidentally, immediately descend and report the location of the nest.