Rockfellow Group Rock Climbing
Rockfellow Group, November 2009
The Rockfellow Group is the crown jewel of Cochise Stronghold.
Comprised of several large domes and spires, the Rockfellow Group hosts many of the areas most classic and stellar routes. The major formations of the Rockfellow Group from north to south are End Pinnacle, Chay Desa Tsay, Rockfellow Dome, and Bastion Towers. Two smaller, more detached spires rise at the south end of the group. Hawk Pinnacle to the west, and Lost Tower to the east.
This entire area is closed seasonally for raptor nesting.
The Rockfellow Group is easy to access from either the east or west. From the east, starting at the boulder in the road, head up the main drainage until it flattens out, head up a side drainage to the left, and then up the slabs until you can make your way to the saddle north of Rockfellow. From the west, follow the Cochise trail for about a mile, then drop into the main drainage. Follow the drainage until you are between Cochise Dome and Rockfellow.
Weather station 5.9 miles from here
27 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',7],['3 Stars',15],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Rockfellow Group
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Sound of One Hand Thrashing 5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a
: Cochise Stronghold
: ... : Rockfellow Dome
An extraordinary climb, this is perhaps the best trad route of its grade in the Dragoons. It was one of the Three Sisters climbed by RR and Chip in the summer of 1980 in the corridor between the main Rockfellow Dome and Chay Desa Tsay: three steep and forbidding crack systems rising out of the darkness and disappearing into the slice of sky above. This and other routes in the corridor are great summer routes because they rarely see sun, except for their summit pitches. (As of this writing,...[more] Browse More Classics in Arizona
By Angel Mangual
From: Sierra Vista, AZ
Nov 14, 2013
A good anecdote I learned this past weekend is that ironically the Rockfellows are known by local ranchers, artist, and non-climbers as "El Capitan"