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Rockfellow Group

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Bastion Towers 
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End Pinnacle 
Rockfellow Dome 

Rockfellow Group Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 6,600'
Location: 31.92708, -109.97767 View Map  Incorrect?
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Description 

The Rockfellow Group is the crown jewel of Cochise Stronghold.

Comprised of several large domes and spires, the Rockfellow Group hosts many of the areas most classic and stellar routes. The major formations of the Rockfellow Group from north to south are End Pinnacle, Chay Desa Tsay, Rockfellow Dome, and Bastion Towers. Two smaller, more detached spires rise at the south end of the group. Hawk Pinnacle to the west, and Lost Tower to the east.

This entire area is closed seasonally for raptor nesting.

Getting There 

The Rockfellow Group is easy to access from either the east or west. From the east, starting at the boulder in the road, head up the main drainage until it flattens out, head up a side drainage to the left, and then up the slabs until you can make your way to the saddle north of Rockfellow. From the west, follow the Cochise trail for about a mile, then drop into the main drainage. Follow the drainage until you are between Cochise Dome and Rockfellow.

Climbing Season



Weather station 5.9 miles from here

27 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',6],['3 Stars',16],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',1],['5.7',0],['5.8',1],['5.9',2],['5.10',9],['5.11',12],['5.12',2],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Rockfellow Group

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Rockfellow Group:
Inner Passage   5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a     Trad, 500'   Rockfellow Dome
The Labyrinth   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 5 pitches   Rockfellow Dome
Forest Lawn   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, 3 pitches, 300'   Bastion Towers
Endgame   5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 5 pitches, 600'   End Pinnacle
Poetry in Motion   5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R     Trad, 3 pitches, 485'   End Pinnacle
Days of Future Passed   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13     Trad, 4 pitches, 400'   End Pinnacle
Son of Gums   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 3 pitches   End Pinnacle
Devoid   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b X     Trad, 3 pitches, 370'   Chey Desa Tsay : SE Face
Welcome to the Machine   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, Sport, 5 pitches, 400'   End Pinnacle
Pair a Grins   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 150'   Bastion Towers
Cap'm Pissgums   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Trad, 6 pitches, 400'   End Pinnacle
Abracadaver   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 6 pitches, 500'   Rockfellow Dome
Sensory Desuetude   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c R     Trad, 4 pitches, 550'   Rockfellow Dome
Unknown (S Face)   5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, Sport, 6 pitches, 500'   Rockfellow Dome
Unknown (L of Endgame)   5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 5 pitches, 580'   End Pinnacle
Lumpy Unmentionables   5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c X     Trad, 2 pitches, 300'   Rockfellow Dome
Be All, End All   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a     Trad, 5 pitches, 550'   End Pinnacle
Sound of One Hand Thrashing   5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a R     Trad, 5 pitches, 550'   Rockfellow Dome
Jimmywacky   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Trad, Sport, 2 pitches, 300'   End Pinnacle
Jabberwocky   5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b R     Trad, Sport, 4 pitches, 600'   Rockfellow Dome
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Featured Route For Rockfellow Group
Rock Climbing Photo: Pitch 1 and its classic dihedral

Sound of One Hand Thrashing 5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a AZ : Cochise Stronghold : ... : Rockfellow Dome
An extraordinary climb, this is perhaps the best trad route of its grade in the Dragoons. It was one of the “Three Sisters” climbed by RR and Chip in the summer of 1980 in the corridor between the main Rockfellow Dome and Chay Desa Tsay: three steep and forbidding crack systems rising out of the darkness and disappearing into the slice of sky above. This and other routes in the corridor are great summer routes because they rarely see sun, except for their summit pitches. (As of this writing,...[more]   Browse More Classics in AZ

Photos of Rockfellow Group Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Rockfellow Group, November 2009
Rockfellow Group, November 2009
Rock Climbing Photo: End Pinnacle and rock. Climber unknown.
End Pinnacle and rock. Climber unknown.
Rock Climbing Photo: The centerpiece: Rockfellow group seen from the to...
The centerpiece: Rockfellow group seen from the to...
Rock Climbing Photo: Rockfellow group just before sunset
Rockfellow group just before sunset
Rock Climbing Photo: Hiking out , late afternoon view looking back. Pho...
Hiking out , late afternoon view looking back. Pho...
Rock Climbing Photo: This is the shoulder of the main Rockfellows Dome,...
This is the shoulder of the main Rockfellows Dome,...
Rock Climbing Photo: Meghan rappelling from the top of Chay Desa Tay in...
Meghan rappelling from the top of Chay Desa Tay in...
Rock Climbing Photo: Rockfellow Group from WML,with David Bloom and Dou...
Rockfellow Group from WML,with David Bloom and Dou...
Rock Climbing Photo: Breaking news!
Breaking news!
Rock Climbing Photo: Climbers on End Game, Rockfellow Group End Pinnacl...
Climbers on End Game, Rockfellow Group End Pinnacl...
Rock Climbing Photo: rockfellow
rockfellow
Rock Climbing Photo: Looking up, more Rappelling Chay Desa Tay. The Chi...
BETA PHOTO: Looking up, more Rappelling Chay Desa Tay. The Chi...

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By Geir
From: Tucson, AZ
Sep 20, 2012
This link is for a Google Earth file showing a common approach to the Rockfellow Group.

geir.com/googleearth/stronghol...
By Angel Mangual
From: Sierra Vista, AZ
Nov 14, 2013
A good anecdote I learned this past weekend is that ironically the Rockfellows are known by local ranchers, artist, and non-climbers as "El Capitan"
By Sean C
From: SLC
Feb 24, 2016
Google map file for the approach from the west.

drive.google.com/file/d/0B9QIn...

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