View from the top of Boulder Dome
This place contains some good hard old school slab. It gets sun in the morning and partially shaded in the afternoon. It has approximately 6 mixed routes and most of them are multipitches. The rock is good but SLABBY start. During monsoon there will be a running creek, pools, and a little waterfall.
Link to Bob Kerry description of the area: climbaz.com/Backcountry/page_h...
The approach is the same as Whale dome and Warpaint. Before getting to Whale Dome, you will see a distinctive Gap between two domes (The Gap) by the wash. The dome to the left is Epic dome facing south and the dome to the right is The Gap.
Climbing Season For the West Stronghold area.
Weather station 6.9 miles from here
2 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in The Gap
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Gap:
Featured Route For The Gap
Dihedral to Dike 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Arizona
: Cochise Stronghold
: ... : The Gap
This is a three pitch route with an optional fourth pitch to the top of the dome. 1st pitch: Starts at the left facing dihedral. Continue the crack till it ends and move up toward Chicken heads. Belay from chicken heads.(5.8). 2nd pitch: Go right and follow the chicken head line. Go up easy slab towards a dike that faces an open book finger crack or (for me) right down facing dihedral. Belay from chicken heads(5.7). 3rd pitch: Short pitch that goes up the Open book finger crack. (you will be...[more] Browse More Classics in Arizona