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Areas in Rockfellow Group

Bastion Towers 2 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Chey Desa Tsay 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
End Pinnacle 11 / 4 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 12
Rockfellow Dome 10 / 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 12
Access Issue: Closed from March 1 to June 30 Details

Description [Edit]

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 [Edit]

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.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Rockfellow Group

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5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 53
Inner Passage
Trad
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 81
Forest Lawn
Trad 3 pitches
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R
 9
Poetry in Motion
Trad 3 pitches
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
 126
Endgame
Trad 5 pitches
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13
 85
Days of Future Passed
Trad 4 pitches
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b X
 4
Devoid
Trad 3 pitches
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 37
Welcome to the Machine
Trad, Sport 5 pitches
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 31
Pair a Grins
Trad, Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 64
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
 13
Cap'm Pissgums
Trad 6 pitches
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
 17
Unknown (L of Endgame)
Sport 5 pitches
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
 10
Be All, End All
Trad 5 pitches
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a R
 19
Sound of One Hand Thrashing
Trad 5 pitches
5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b R
 6
Jabberwocky
Trad, Sport 4 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Inner Passage Rockfellow Dome
 53
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad
Forest Lawn Bastion Towers
 81
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad 3 pitches
Poetry in Motion End Pinnacle
 9
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R Trad 3 pitches
Endgame End Pinnacle
 126
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Trad 5 pitches
Days of Future Passed End Pinnacle
 85
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13 Trad 4 pitches
Devoid Chey Desa Tsay > SE Face
 4
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b X Trad 3 pitches
Welcome to the Machine End Pinnacle
 37
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad, Sport 5 pitches
Pair a Grins Bastion Towers
 31
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad, Sport
Abracadaver Rockfellow Dome
 64
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad 6 pitches
Sensory Desuetude Rockfellow Dome
 5
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c R Trad 4 pitches
Cap'm Pissgums End Pinnacle
 13
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c Trad 6 pitches
Unknown (L of Endgame) End Pinnacle
 17
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c Sport 5 pitches
Be All, End All End Pinnacle
 10
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Trad 5 pitches
Sound of One Hand Thrashing Rockfellow Dome
 19
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a R Trad 5 pitches
Jabberwocky Rockfellow Dome
 6
5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b R Trad, Sport 4 pitches
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Geir
Tucson, AZ
Geir   Tucson, AZ
This link is for a Google Earth file showing a common approach to the Rockfellow Group.

geir.com/googleearth/strong… Sep 20, 2012
Angel Mangual
Sierra Vista, AZ
Angel Mangual   Sierra Vista, AZ
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" Nov 14, 2013
Sean C
SLC
Sean C   SLC
Google map file for the approach from the west.

drive.google.com/file/d/0B9… Feb 24, 2016

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