The Muttonhead Rock Climbing
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The Muttonhead dome is the slightly less prominent dome to the left of the Sheepshead as viewed from the Sheepshead parking area. Much of the climbing on this dome is mixed trad/sport routes. The rock quality is generally solid but a helmet is definitely still a good idea.
Follow the same general approach for the Sheepshead. Once you reach the base of the Sheepshead take the trail that heads westward along the base of the formation and starts heading up the gully between the Sheepshead and the Muttonhead. After about five to ten minutes there will be a faint climbers trail that diverges from the main trail and heads west. Take this trail for another ten to fifteen minutes and you will arrive at the Southwest face of the Muttonhead dome.
Climbing Season For the Sheepshead Area (Southwest) area.
Weather station 5.1 miles from here
11 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',7],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in The Muttonhead
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Muttonhead:
Featured Route For The Muttonhead
Tiny But Exciting 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Arizona
: Cochise Stronghold
: ... : The Muttonhead
A short, hard, sport route in the Stronghold? Tiny But Exciting is proof that they exist.Delicately ascend featureless vertical stone for three bolts to reach the weakness found on the underside of the roof. Careful feet and powerful arms are required to transition to the right and eventually surmount the roof. Pull up using the generous jugs and engage a left leaning seam to the chains.The climbing on this route is fantastic and varied. Other than the crumbly rock at the lip of the ...[more] Browse More Classics in Arizona
Sheepshead and Muttonhead.
By Bill Lawry
From: New Mexico
Oct 5, 2009
Leave the approach for Ewephoria at the very first switchback in the gully by continuing to traverse left and a little up to the base of Muttonhead. Here, there will be a rock tunnel. Enter that and then downclimb 10 or so feet (easy). Continue to traverse below Muttonhead until reaching the desired climb.
From: Tucson, AZ
Mar 21, 2010
Legend has it that this dome was originally known as "Sheep Shit"; however, since that name is not publisher friendly it was changed to "Muttonhead".
By Daryl Allan
From: Sierra Vista, AZ
Feb 7, 2013
It's a 5.9. All bolts if i remember correctly. Fun and worth doing if you're up there. You're talking about the one that's straight ahead if you were walking out of the little porthole tunnel right?