Rockfellow Group Rock Climbing
Rockfellow Group as seen from the top of Cochise D...
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.
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.
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]
Classic Climbing Routes in Rockfellow Group
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Rockfellow Group:
Featured Route For Rockfellow Group
Forest Lawn 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a AZ
: Cochise Stronghold
: ... : Bastion Towers
The first pitch is the classic pitch and gets the stars. It is a classic layback crack in a left facing corner. Pumpy and steep for about 45 feet or so, then the angle lessens. Finish at a two bolt belay. There is a thank God rest just when you need it.The second pitch is a full rope length up a grungy 5.7 crack. It's okay but not up to the quality of the first. A double rope rap from the top of pitch one will get you to the ground if you don't like the looks of pitch 2. The second pitch e...[more] Browse More Classics in AZ
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"