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.

Please:

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.