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Rock Climbing Photo: Bolting routes in Cochise is generally avoided, no...
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By 1Eric Rhicard
Apr 4, 2008
Not sure which Stronghold you visited but there are more bolts on the Sheepshead than in the state of Arizona. Okay, a bit of an overstatement but bolting routes has a long history. There may be more bolts going in per route now but climbers have been drilling for a long time.
Very Nice Photo!
By Geir
From: Tucson, AZ
Apr 19, 2009
i have to agree with eric ... there are heavily bolted routes all over the stronghold now. some routes are up to 6 pitches long and protected entirely by bolts.

... but the photo is great!
By Blitzo
Aug 14, 2010
Cool looking rock.
By Dan G0D5H411
From: Colorado Springs, CO
Mar 9, 2011
Awesome looking rock! Would love to see the scale with a couple of climbers on the face.
By RyanJames
Dec 5, 2011
I was looking at that rock when I was up there a few months ago. Wow! A route up that would be AMAZING (and HARD)! Who's going to pick the first cherry? Someone should definitely step up.
By 1Eric Rhicard
Dec 5, 2011
Probably 2 or 3 routes up it already. Camo bolts are hard to see.
By Charles Perry
Feb 4, 2014
Have not been in CS for years. Some of the lines I looked at and attempted seemed to be devoid of protection. Is there a guide book now that would outline routes where bolts were added?
By cochiseclimbing
Jan 7, 2017
Yes Charles there is. The West Side is done and the East Side will soon be released. Hope you come back and check it out again. New Guidebook link
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Bolting routes in Cochise is generally avoided, not because of any lack of possible lines, but because of ethics. Here is a portion of a 100-200 foot wall full of plates and gator skin. The extremely featured face is viewed from the End Pinnacle summit. Photo taken by Kelly Hartman.

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