Chiricahua National Monument
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This is a really cool National Monument and should still be protected like it is. This must be the LAND of 1000 SPIRES.
The "Totum Pole" is 137 feet tall and about 3' in diameter. Backcountry Rock Climbing in Southern Arizona by Bob Kerry www.climbaz.com/Backcountry/page_html/page314.html Getting There
South East of Wilcox, AZ
About 30 miles on HWY186/181 www.climbaz.com/Backcountry/page_html/page314.html
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By Lauer From: Tucson, AZ Sep 23, 2008
The place is incredible, but climbing is not allowed. I'm curious if anyone knows why not? You can climb in other national monuments (ex. Devil's Tower)
By Neill Prohaska From: Tucson, AZ Mar 8, 2010
Indeed, I am curious as well, as I am often out there...does anyone know the history/rationale of the prohibition on climbing in this area?
By Andy Bennett From: Tucson, AZ May 28, 2010
Bouldering at the top of the main drag, though still not allowed, is pretty fun...
By Chris Prewitt Apr 18, 2011
What about the rest of the Chiricahua Mts? Loads of great looking rock near Portal, AZ on Coronado NF land. Anybody know of established routes?
By 1Eric Rhicard Apr 18, 2011
Contact Paul Davidson. He did stuff with Peter Noebels down there. We have walked around down there but the rock is pretty bad. I think if you put in some real effort you could ferret out some good rock and some good climbing.