Unknown climber on top of Owl Rock
Striking-looking rock with a classic mixed route in front and very hard sport route on overhanging side
From Interstate 10 take exit 318 for Dragoon Rd. Take Dragoon Rd to a right turn on Cochise Stronghold Rd (south). From Cochise Rd take a right (west) onto Ironwood Rd. Where Ironwood starts to turn towards the south (at Forest Service sign), take a right northward towards Kerwin Canyon. Park at top of the hill above a ravine with a higher-clearance vehicle, or a bit further down if not so equipped.
Weather station 5.6 miles from here
3 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Owl Rock
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Owl Rock:
Featured Route For Owl Rock
Nightstalker 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a AZ
: Cochise Stronghold
: ... : Owl Rock
Stem up to first bolt and clip before moving onto slab (under 5'8" may find this difficult). Slab moves to small tree above then traverse left to second bolt. Traverse further left to where wide right-leaning crack meets thinner left-leaning crack. Make a couple of moves up into left-leaning crack before heading straight up to chickenheads. Two more bolts are found higher up the face in areas short on slingable chickenheads....[more] Browse More Classics in AZ
By Clayton Knudson
From: Moab, UT
Mar 27, 2014
Anybody know the name of the 5.12 on the steep side of Owl Rock? It's really good if anybody is looking for a steep sport climb. Interesting movement on good holds mostly, second to last or the last bolt is a little loose. I would bring a couple hand sized pieces to get to the first bolt,the mantle to get to the first bolt can be a little sketch.
From: Tucson, AZ
Mar 27, 2014
Naked Prey, 5.12a, FA: EFR (1990). Check out ClimbAZ.com for more information. Never been on it myself unfortunately.