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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

26 Total Routes

['4 Stars',4],['3 Stars',15],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',1],['5.7',0],['5.8',1],['5.9',2],['5.10',9],['5.11',11],['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]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Rockfellow Group:
Inner Passage   5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a     Trad, 500'   Rockfellow Dome
Forest Lawn   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, 3 pitches, 300'   Bastion Towers
Endgame   5.10a 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
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
Welcome to the Machine   5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad, Sport, 5 pitches, 400'   End Pinnacle
Sensory Desuetude   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c R     Trad, 4 pitches, 550'   Rockfellow Dome
Abracadaver   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 6 pitches, 500'   Rockfellow Dome
Unknown (L of Endgame)   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c     Sport, 5 pitches, 580'   End Pinnacle
Sound of One Hand Thrashing   5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a R     Trad, 5 pitches, 550'   Rockfellow Dome
Unknown   5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, Chipped, 6 pitches, 500'   Rockfellow Dome
Jabberwocky   5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b R     Trad, Sport, 4 pitches, 600'   Rockfellow Dome
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Welcome to the Machine 5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b  AZ : Cochise Stronghold : ... : End Pinnacle
This route starts in the deep cleft just to the right of the slab where Endgame begins, following a line of bolts up a rounded arete festooned with chickenheads and some blank slabby bits.The first two pitches (can be linked with a 70m and possibly with a 60m rope as well) go straight up the blunt, bolted arete punctuated by two-bolt belays with colossal Metolius rap hangers at each. Endgame meets WTTM in an alcove of sorts at the second belay and then veers right; a suggested linkup ...[more]   Browse More Classics in AZ

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