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Gypsy13

Trad climber
CT
Topic Author's Original Post - Sep 25, 2017 - 08:43am PT
Hi, does anyone have a suggestion about where to climb at the end of December in the US? We have 10 days of vacation and are looking for someplace warm. Even some sport areas are fine . We are thinking maybe New Mexsico / Arizona . Thanks.
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Sep 25, 2017 - 08:47am PT
Cochise Stronghold....Sedona
Cosmiccragsman

Trad climber
AKA Dwain, from Apple Valley, Ca. and Vegas!
Sep 25, 2017 - 10:09am PT
Joshua Tree or Red Rock.
It's not AZ or NM but it's close
ontheedgeandscaredtodeath

Social climber
Wilds of New Mexico
Sep 25, 2017 - 10:38am PT
Cochise / Tucson area. Good variety of rock and style (multi-pitch / trad / sport) options.

Unfortunately most of the better crags in NM are pretty darn chilly in December.

Have fun!

donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Sep 25, 2017 - 10:40am PT
The camping and scenery at Cochise are stellar as is the multi pitch climbing. Saw my first mountain lion there.
Jeremy Ross

Gym climber
Sep 25, 2017 - 10:58am PT
Cochise and Sedona vote here, too. If you had to choose only one, Cochise hands down.
Gypsy13

Trad climber
CT
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 25, 2017 - 11:41am PT
Thank you !!! Cochise :-) yes
jeff constine

Trad climber
Ao Namao
Sep 25, 2017 - 11:43am PT
Jtree is a ZOO Cochise is way better.
aspendougy

Trad climber
Los Angeles, CA
Sep 25, 2017 - 08:03pm PT
https://weather.com/weather/monthly/l/Cochise+Stronghold+USAZ0687:27:US

I have never climbed there, but here is a link to the average weather in December. Looks perfect for climbing, fairly cool, sunny days, be ready for cold nights though.
locker

climber
Sep 25, 2017 - 08:14pm PT


"Jtree is a ZOO Cochise is way better."...


Freud was correct = "The herd instinct"


It's so easy to get away from the crowds...(but again, "the herd instinct")

and so easy to find areas out of the park to camp (Free) and again, away from the crowds...


Over 8,000 recorded routes (and counting) and everyone will be in line at the same 30 or 40...



Tanya B

climber
Nov 14, 2017 - 10:30am PT
Cochise is just coming into season with temps cooling off and perfect blue skies. Got the pleasure of another stunning sunset and long tracks of perfect granite all to ourselves.
Rockfellow Group, Cochise stronghold, Arizona, www.cochiseclimbing.com
Rockfellow Group, Cochise stronghold, Arizona, www.cochiseclimbing.com
Credit: Tanya B
Abracadaver, Rockellow Dome, Cochise Stronghold, guidebook, www.cochis...
Abracadaver, Rockellow Dome, Cochise Stronghold, guidebook, www.cochiseclimbing.com
Credit: Tanya B
Tour Buses Are Welcome, MuttonHead, Cochise Stronghold guidebook <br/>
www...
Tour Buses Are Welcome, MuttonHead, Cochise Stronghold guidebook
www.cochisecliming.com
Credit: Tanya B
Peacemaker, Sheepshead, Cochise Stronghold Guidebook, West Side
Peacemaker, Sheepshead, Cochise Stronghold Guidebook, West Side
Credit: Tanya B
Cochise Stronghold Guidebook, forest lawn, bastion tower
Cochise Stronghold Guidebook, forest lawn, bastion tower
Credit: Tanya B
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Credit: Tanya B
Credit: Tanya B
Alan Rubin

climber
Amherst,MA.
Nov 14, 2017 - 11:12am PT
Another vote for the Tucson/Cochise area. A bit further north the areas around Phoenix are usually fine as well--the Superstitions, Oak Flat, etc, though not as beautiful as the Stronghold. If you end up staying on the East Coast, though not as reliable in terms of weather as Arizona, but I've had great conditions in Tennessee, Georgia, and Alabama in December.
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