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Description & Descent

End Pinnacle is the at the Northwest end of the Rockfellow group. It has a number of excellent climbs, some of which are bold traditional lines while others are well-protected bolted climbs.

DESCENT: From the summit of End Pinnacle, there are at least two means for descent:

The most frequently used (and most interesting) descent is to walk NNE from the summit to the rappels. You will head downhill on some slightly exposed terrain about 100' to a large bowl about 30' in diameter. Enter the bowl and walk to its SE side. There is a crack here. Up and out of the bowl there is a tree next to this crack, the first rappel anchor is next to the tree. It's exposed, so stay roped up when moving to it.

Rap 90' from the tree to an anchor about 20' left of the direct line.
Rap 60' to a three bolt anchor.
Rap 60' to the notch.
Scramble down the ramp until you reach a third anchor (on your right if you are facing downhill).
Rap 90' to a level spot.
Scramble across an exposed move to the horizontal passage leading to the face and another rap anchor (do not continue further down into the cave).
Rap 100' to the ground on the north side of End Pinnacle.
  • **Although this descent is possible with a single 60 meter rope, it is strongly advised that you have a second rope for all climbs on End Pinnacle***

Alternatively, it is possible to rappel the SW face with two ropes. Beware of getting your ropes stuck. Rappelling Magnus Veritas seems to result in the fewest rope snags.

APPROACH:

The link below is for some topos for End Pinnacle:

toofasttopos.com/free/

Getting There

From the campground in the East Stronghold, head north on the road approx .2 miles to a trail next to a large boulder in the road. Follow this trail west for approx .5 miles and gaining 1000 feet in elevation. At this point the path passes through a notch and levels off. After another 100 yards the trail forks, turn southwest and head toward the Rockfellow domes (which will be very obvious at this point.) After .2 miles, the trail heads up a short hill and deposits you at the North side of End Pinnacle.

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Classic Climbing Routes at End Pinnacle

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R
 10
Poetry in Motion
Trad 3 pitches
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
 136
Endgame
Trad 5 pitches
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13
 88
Days of Future Passed
Trad 4 pitches
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 4
Son of Gums
Trad 3 pitches
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 40
Welcome to the Machine
Trad, Sport 5 pitches
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
 14
Cap'm Pissgums
Trad 6 pitches
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
 20
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
 4
Jimmywacky
Trad, Sport 2 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Poetry in Motion
 10
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R Trad 3 pitches
Endgame
 136
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Trad 5 pitches
Days of Future Passed
 88
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13 Trad 4 pitches
Son of Gums
 4
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad 3 pitches
Welcome to the Machine
 40
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad, Sport 5 pitches
Cap'm Pissgums
 14
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c Trad 6 pitches
Unknown (L of Endgame)
 20
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c Sport 5 pitches
Be All, End All
 10
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Trad 5 pitches
Jimmywacky
 4
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Trad, Sport 2 pitches
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You can rap the west face with two ropes I used a combination of anchors from days of future passed and the line to the right of it. Much more straight forward rap and it gets you much closer to the start of end game and the other climbs on the sw face. Dec 23, 2010
Hendrixson
Littleton, CO
Hendrixson   Littleton, CO
I sorted this area. Please let me know if corrections need to be made. Additionally let me know if other Cochise domes could use sorting. Feb 14, 2015
mike Herholz
tucson
mike Herholz   tucson
Can you really do this route as a sport route? What pieces would one recommend? Oct 6, 2016
Nick Henscheid
Tucson, AZ
Nick Henscheid   Tucson, AZ
I learned an important lesson today. Just because you have double 70M ropes doesn't mean you should always go for a double 70M rap! Moral of the story: do NOT attempt to rap from the summit to the P2 anchors on Magnus Veritas!! You will be unable to pull your rope due to severe drag on the upper slab and will need to re-ascend to the Endgame P4 anchors and start over. This makes for a bad time. Feb 26, 2017
Daryl Allan
Sierra Vista, AZ
Daryl Allan   Sierra Vista, AZ
Wow Nick. Glad you guys are ok! Feb 27, 2017