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Cove Area

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Cove Area  


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Description 

This area (Technically in New Mexico) is up past Shiprock, past the settlement of Red Valley, and near the Reservation town of Cove. Cam Burns has done some cool looking towers here , and we did a route on a very large Arch called Greig Arch.

Getting There 

Near the Town of Cove New Mexico. Drive from Highway 666 from the east or past the town of Lukachukai and Buffalo Pass from the West.

Climbing Season



Weather station 3.5 miles from here

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Todd Gordon on Greig Arch. <br />Photo by Todd Gordon.

Greig Arch (Veternarian Route) A3  AZ : Northern Arizona : ... : Cove Area
This is an awesome formation. From past the town of Cove, you can't miss it;...it's big. Hike to the Arch, then through the arch....and we climbed a crack system on the west (right) side after you hike through. Only one pitch; A3 at the start, aid up to a pod, then continue up the same crack system to the top. Rap from a bolted anchor. A 150' pitch which is time consuming....[more]   Browse More Classics in AZ

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The Tombstone and Down and Out Towers.
The Tombstone and Down and Out Towers.

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By John E. Duran
From: Wuhan, Hubei province, China
Feb 3, 2009
Cove is in Arizona off the N33, just past the New Mexico/ Arizona state line. Cove, AZ is about 15 miles west of Red Valley, AZ. Turn at the Cove/ Oaksprings turn off and head to Cove. A dirt road head up and over toward Buffalo Springs Pass/ Roof Butte and connects back to the N33. A lot of potential out that way with a ton of Mt./ Road biking potential.