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More sport climbing in the Stronghold. The rock here is more interesting (IMO) than Isle of You, and the bolt spacing is much closer (both vertically, and horizontally). You can decide for yourself if this is a good thing. With the exception of just a few bolts near protectable cracks, most of the bolting is quite good on a solid and unbroken face. This is a predominantly moderate area with most of the routes in the 5.9 to 5.11 range. South facing and warm, with little shade. Beware, in places the rock is still a bit flaky.
Just as you enter the Stronghold, you will pass a cattle guard. There is a sign here and a spur road to the right leading up past a couple of campsites (and the trailhead to Entrance Dome) toward Batline Dome and Owl Rock. Take this spur. This road gets pretty rocky toward the top, but I made it up with my Honda Accord, and I've seen other passenger cars up there as well. At the top is a small parking area under Batline Dome, and above a sinkhole/ravine. Obvious across the ravine is Owl Rock (home of Nightstalker, 5.9 **). From the southeast corner of the parking area, you can see Zappa Dome up the drainage (there is a big tree at the base of the wall). The Kerry guide, and the Falcon guide both have directions to Batline in them, but not Zappa Dome.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Zappa Dome:
Mud Shark 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b Sport, 1 pitch, 75'
It Might Just Be A One-Shot Deal 5.8- 5b 16 VI- VS 4c Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
Excentrifugal Forz 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
Grand Wazoo 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Conceptual Continuity 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a Sport, 70'
Keep it Greasy 5.9+ 5c 17 VI E1 5a Sport, 1 pitch, 90'
We're Only In It For the Money 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a Sport, 1 pitch, 90'
Playground Psychotics 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a Sport, 1 pitch, 90'
Burnt Weenie Sandwich 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII E2 5b Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
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Weasels Ripped My Flesh 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c AZ : Cochise Stronghold : ... : Zappa Dome
The crux of this climb is an excellent and difficult 12-foot boulder problem in the obvious overhang that is punctuated by a lunge or a dyno depending on your reach. Having the words "Ripped My Flesh" in the name is appropriate as the rock is very sharp....[more] Browse More Classics in AZ
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