Conditions and Closures

Current road conditions:

Weather conditions: Terrific! Warm but generally more windy.

Bug conditions: no problem.

Closures: NONE! The US Forest Service as elected not to renew its annual closure of the Rockfellow Group and Cochise Dome for 2019. Climbing is open on these formations this spring.

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.