Elevation: 6,600 ft
GPS: 31.926, -109.977 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: John Peterson on Feb 3, 2006
Admins: Greg Opland, Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick
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Description

Rockfellow Dome is perhaps the finest chunk of rock in Arizona. It has some of the best crack and face climbs anywhere. Anyone climbing in Arizona should aspire to stand atop this rock.

The rock is divided into spires by massive fissures. One of the best outings in Arizona is the Inner Passage - a perfectly formed cleft that passes all the way through the Rockfellow Group, between Rockfellow Dome and Chay Desa Tsay.

This formation is flawless granite. It lacks the seas of chickenheads found on the surrounding domes - most of the climbs are crack and face routes.

Getting There

Approach as for What's My Line. Follow the drainage up from the Rock in the Middle of the Road and turn left when reaching the divide to approach most of the routes. Approach time is a hour if you know the way and maybe 2 if you don't.

You can also get there from the west - the trail crosses the divide about .4 miles from the rock. This trail also goes back to the campground - an alternative to stumbling down the climbers trail in the dark if you have no light.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Rockfellow Dome

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
 68
Inner Passage
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 6
The Labyrinth
Trad 5 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R
 7
Knead Me
6 pitches
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 93
Abracadaver
Trad 6 pitches
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c R
 5
Sensory Desuetude
Trad 4 pitches
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
 18
The Long, Strange Trip
Trad, Sport 6 pitches
5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a R
 26
Sound of One Hand Thrashing
Trad 5 pitches
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 3
Unknown
Sport 6 pitches
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b R
 9
Jabberwocky
Trad, Sport 4 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Inner Passage
 68
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Trad
The Labyrinth
 6
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 5 pitches
Knead Me
 7
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R 6 pitches
Abracadaver
 93
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad 6 pitches
Sensory Desuetude
 5
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c R Trad 4 pitches
The Long, Strange Trip
 18
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c Trad, Sport 6 pitches
Sound of One Hand Thrashing
 26
5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a R Trad 5 pitches
Unknown
 3
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport 6 pitches
Jabberwocky
 9
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b R Trad, Sport 4 pitches
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