|By Andy Bennett
From Tucson, AZ
Mar 12, 2013
|That's not a typo. G&F has set up a two-year "access experiment" with the King's Anvil Ranch to allow limited access to the Domes through the Ranch, September 1st-April 31st each year. If you'd like to climb in Mendoza, first read this short document, then call Matt Walton to get the gate code. Don't, I repeat, DO NOT share the code with anyone outside your climbing party. The code will be changed every two weeks. Call well in advance (min 3-4 days) of your trip to give Matt a chance to get back to you.
Understand that this is a very fragile arrangement that took a lot of work on G&F's behalf. The Ranch is ready to close all access if anyone flubs up. Make sure to sign in and out; get the map at the sign-in station and use it to get straight to the new parking area (posted by Jeff Mayhew); camping is not allowed; mind the bees near the dam; please don't bring dogs or a bad attitude-if you see the ranchers, chat 'em up a bit or at least grin and wave.
A big thanks to Matt @ AZGFD for all of his hard work, and Bob over at climbaz.com for posting this up.