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Behind Sweet Rock

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Behind Sweet Rock Rock Climbing 

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Location: 31.87077, -110.01807 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Dwook on Apr 12, 2010
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Br on top of the main routes on Peanut.


This area is amazing...Still tons of untouched rock here...but there are a few climbs and tons of fun boulders to scramble on and explore.

There is a beginners slab with climbs on it to TR looking at the first slab to the east after passing over the barbed wire...These routes are UNKNOWN and are in the 5.4 5.5 range (maybe something harder). Bomber Bolts are located on top of the slab.

This area is best for the evening time when the sun is heading over the horizon. Please add beta and climbs if you have done any in this area.

Getting There 

To get there simply head over past the barbed wire fence directly South of sweet rock, The right side of Sweet Rock. Be careful...getting caught in the barbed wire sucks cause its rusty. Keep heading left where you will see a bolted face. Across the little valley is fun beginner slab. Around the corner from the first bolted face are more bolted climbs.

Climbing Season

For the West Stronghold area.

Weather station 6.3 miles from here

8 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Behind Sweet Rock

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Behind Sweet Rock:
An Endless Journey   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b V0- 4- PG13     TR, Boulder, Grade II   
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Featured Route For Behind Sweet Rock
Rock Climbing Photo: Here is the route enjoy!!!

An Endless Journey 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b V0- 4- PG13  Arizona : Cochise Stronghold : ... : Behind Sweet Rock
This route is actually mixed over half a mile of scrambling climbing with short boulder moves and belly crawling...It has chimneys, tunnels, caves and giant flakes...This was an amazing find...It was stumbled upon just exploring the rocks behind Sweet Rock starting from the SW side heading east over several peaks. The end is spectacular with a 5.6/7 pg13 solo on a giant flake at the summit. During this exploration many variations exist along the way. Basically this might be a good option for the...[more]   Browse More Classics in Arizona

Photos of Behind Sweet Rock Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Wide shot of Peanuts 1 through 5 (left to right). ...
BETA PHOTO: Wide shot of Peanuts 1 through 5 (left to right). ...
Rock Climbing Photo: Google shot of Peanut Slab.
Google shot of Peanut Slab.
Rock Climbing Photo: Arrow shows location of bolted routes as you head ...
BETA PHOTO: Arrow shows location of bolted routes as you head ...
Rock Climbing Photo: Here is the backside
Here is the backside

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By Dwook
Apr 12, 2010
Sry mate...typo. Its more or less south west...I corrected the info...Just head around the right side of the wall...This area has tons of TR bolts with no Topo...
By Daryl Allan
From: Sierra Vista, AZ
Apr 12, 2010
Sounds like Peanut Rock being described. That's the one behind Sweet Rock with all the training routes on it and walk-up anchors on top.
By Dwook
Apr 13, 2010
Ahh Thanks!!! Ya we saw random bolts on top...That is definitely it then.
By Mike Senigo
From: Tucson, AZ
Jun 22, 2010
You can drive directly to the base of Peanut Rock by turning Right onto the dirt road about 125 meters before Sweet Rock. There is a nice litte spot to camp there and there is easy access to the bolted anchors.
By Steven Reneau
Nov 12, 2014
Friends first climbed at Peanut Rock some years ago, and thought 1-5 were in the 5.7 to 5.10a range, stiffer than the 5.4-5.7 posted here. I’ve climbed them a couple times and think their calls are reasonable, and have added them. Nice rock and good friction practice, but not great beginner leads (except maybe Peanut 1).

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