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Routes in Rockfellow Dome

Abracadaver T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Good Zzzzzs T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Inner Passage T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Jabberwocky T,S 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b R
Knead Me 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R
Labyrinth, The T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Lumpy Unmentionables T 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c X
Sensory Desuetude T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c R
Sound of One Hand Thrashing T 5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a R
Unknown S 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Unknown (NE Face) T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Unknown (S Face) T,S 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
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Type: Trad, 5 pitches
FA: Dave Baker, Joanna McComb, Dan Jones, 1973
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Shared By: Aleix on Feb 27, 2011
Admins: Greg Opland, Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick

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Closed from March 1 to June 30 Details


As the Kerry guidebook says:
"This is a convoluted 5 to 6 pitch chimney route up the west side of Rockfellow Dome. It is notable as the first ascent of the Rockfellow massive."

In the spirit of the very first ascent ever of the Rockfellows, it may be worth going into it as if you were that first ascent party, so no instructions to follow here. Just follow the cracks, chimneys and rock bridges over chasms, be amazed.


To find the entrance into this adventure, go past the west entrance of Interiors over a ridge and around a big boulder. There is a crack opening with a tree at the entrance and a sandy bottom.


For your knees: Kneepads.

If you want to really feel like that first party, you can leave your cams at home (I would NOT recommend it).
Well... The chimneys on Epinephrine were a good warm-up for p.3 of this bad boy. Next party up should bring a drill and replace a bolt or two, they are ancient and scary. A headlamp will help spot some unassuming placements in the darkness. Go climb this, it's awesome! Oct 23, 2017
Tucson, AZ
Geir   Tucson, AZ
This is definitely an adventure route with some unusual climbing. A good portion of the terrain is 3rd and 4th class but there is a burly chimney pitch and a few other surprises to figure out. PM me if you are interested in more beta on this one. Dec 18, 2014
Sam Lightner, Jr.
Lander, WY
Sam Lightner, Jr.   Lander, WY
I'd say this should not be characterized as just a 5.9. This is 5.9 where the climbing might not be protected and retreating with an injured partner would be difficult at best. Its a super cool route, but don't tell yourself that you climb 5.10 in the gym so this 5.9 will be easy. It's not like that... Jan 16, 2014
Charles Vernon
Tucson, AZ
Charles Vernon   Tucson, AZ
Great adventure--like Interiors but actually leading to the summit. The bowels of the Rockfellows is one of the most unique places I've ever seen, anywhere. We used techniques that I've never done before on a climb and will probably never do again!

Also--much easier than Abra if you want to get the summit of the main dome. Though of course you should be comfortable with chimneys and general weirdness. Feb 5, 2012