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Bolting routes in Cochise is generally avoided, not because of any lack of possible lines, but because of ethics.  Here is a portion of a 100-200 foot wall full of plates and gator skin.  The extremely featured face is viewed from the End Pinnacle summit.  Photo taken by Kelly Hartman.

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By 1Eric Rhicard
Apr 4, 2008

Not sure which Stronghold you visited but there are more bolts on the Sheepshead than in the state of Arizona. Okay, a bit of an overstatement but bolting routes has a long history. There may be more bolts going in per route now but climbers have been drilling for a long time.
Very Nice Photo!

By Geir
From: Tucson, AZ
Apr 19, 2009

i have to agree with eric ... there are heavily bolted routes all over the stronghold now. some routes are up to 6 pitches long and protected entirely by bolts.

... but the photo is great!

By Blitzo
Aug 14, 2010

Cool looking rock.

By Dan G0D5H411
From: Colorado Springs, CO
Mar 9, 2011

Awesome looking rock! Would love to see the scale with a couple of climbers on the face.

By RyanJames
Dec 5, 2011

I was looking at that rock when I was up there a few months ago. Wow! A route up that would be AMAZING (and HARD)! Who's going to pick the first cherry? Someone should definitely step up.

By 1Eric Rhicard
Dec 5, 2011

Probably 2 or 3 routes up it already. Camo bolts are hard to see.

By Charles Perry
Feb 4, 2014

Have not been in CS for years. Some of the lines I looked at and attempted seemed to be devoid of protection. Is there a guide book now that would outline routes where bolts were added?

By good pro
Aug 11, 2014

al a gator

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Bolting routes in Cochise is generally avoided, not because of any lack of possible lines, but because of ethics. Here is a portion of a 100-200 foot wall full of plates and gator skin. The extremely featured face is viewed from the End Pinnacle summit. Photo taken by Kelly Hartman.

Submitted By: Stefan Doucette on Jan 29, 2008