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Blister, The 
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Fire in the Hole 
Gringo en Quema 
Hairs on Fire 
Hotter than a Three Peckered Goat 
Liquor and Porn 

Rad Rock 

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Rad Rock is the higher of the two most prominent rocks visible from the parking area. It lies just behind Trad Rock. Rad Rock contains a number of difficult sport routes in the 5.10-5.11 range. All in all, it's a great sport crag in an unbeatable setting.

Rock quality is generally good, but can be chossy in places. Use caution on unknown terrain. Watch out for nesting wasps and bees up on the rock.

Getting There 

From Tucson, had east on I-10 to exit #303 (Tombstone/Bisbee). Turn right (south) on Arizona Highway 80 and drive for about 20 miles. Just before Tombstone, turn left onto Middlemarch Road. Follow this rough gravel road for almost ten miles to Forest Road 687. Make a left, towards the West Stronghold and follow this dirt road another two miles north. Make a final right turn on a dirt road that leads to a circular parking area. The crags are visible from the road.

A good trail leads across the drainage below the parking area, and uphill to the crags.

10 Total Routes

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

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Rad Rock:
Hairs on Fire   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b R     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Fire in the Hole   5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
Liquor and Porn   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 75'   
Hotter than a Three Peckered Goat   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
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Daryl passing over the roof with heel in "The Hole".

Fire in the Hole 5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b  AZ : Cochise Stronghold : ... : Rad Rock
Moderate 10 climbing with a very fun and well protected roof near the top....[more]   Browse More Classics in AZ

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By Steve Pulver
From: Tucson, AZ
Feb 28, 2007


looks like the entire bob kerry book is now avaible on that website