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Elevation: 6,600'
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Description 

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.

Getting There 

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.

Climbing Season


25 Total Routes

['4 Stars',5],['3 Stars',14],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',1],['5.7',0],['5.8',1],['5.9',2],['5.10',9],['5.11',10],['5.12',2],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Rockfellow Group:
Inner Passage   5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a     Trad, 500'   Rockfellow Dome
Forest Lawn   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, 3 pitches, 300'   Bastion Towers
Endgame   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 5 pitches, 600'   End Pinnacle
Poetry in Motion   5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R     Trad, 3 pitches, 485'   End Pinnacle
Days of Future Passed   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13     Trad, 4 pitches, 400'   End Pinnacle
Pair a Grins   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 150'   Bastion Towers
Cap'm Pissgums   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Trad, 6 pitches, 400'   End Pinnacle
Welcome to the Machine   5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad, Sport, 5 pitches, 400'   End Pinnacle
Sensory Desuetude   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c R     Trad, 4 pitches, 550'   Rockfellow Dome
Abracadaver   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 6 pitches, 500'   Rockfellow Dome
Unknown (L of Endgame)   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c     Sport, 5 pitches, 580'   End Pinnacle
Coming to Grips   5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a R     Trad, 5 pitches, 550'   Rockfellow Dome
Unknown   5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, Chipped, 6 pitches, 500'   Rockfellow Dome
Jabberwocky   5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b R     Trad, Sport, 4 pitches, 600'   Rockfellow Dome
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Featured Route For Rockfellow Group
The initial slab / chimney

Inner Passage 5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a  AZ : Cochise Stronghold : ... : Rockfellow Dome
This unique route offers a chance to take non-climbers on an adventure. Most climbers would be comfortable soloing this but a belay is a good idea for newbies.The crux is finding the correct entry into the dome. This route is immediately right of Abra / Knead Me, between the Rockfellow Dome and Chay Desa Tsay. It is NOT in the much bigger chimney next to End Pinnacle.There are only two places where a rope need be used. The initial pitch is about 5.3 and follows a ramp / crack into an massiv...[more]   Browse More Classics in AZ

Photos of Rockfellow Group Slideshow Add Photo
Rockfellow Group, November 2009
Rockfellow Group, November 2009
End Pinnacle and rock. Climber unknown.
End Pinnacle and rock. Climber unknown.
The centerpiece: Rockfellow group seen from the top of WML. Feb 2008
The centerpiece: Rockfellow group seen from the to...
Rockfellow Group from WML,with David Bloom and Doug La Farge on top of End Pinnacle.
Rockfellow Group from WML,with David Bloom and Dou...
Meghan rappelling from the top of Chay Desa Tay in a beautiful November day.
Meghan rappelling from the top of Chay Desa Tay in...
This is the shoulder of the main Rockfellows Dome, taken from the top of End Pinnacle.
This is the shoulder of the main Rockfellows Dome,...
Hiking out , late afternoon view looking back. Photo taken by Joe Lee
Hiking out , late afternoon view looking back. Pho...
Rockfellow group just before sunset
Rockfellow group just before sunset
Breaking news!
Breaking news!
Climbers on End Game, Rockfellow Group End Pinnacle.
Climbers on End Game, Rockfellow Group End Pinnacl...
Looking up, more Rappelling Chay Desa Tay. The Chimney/Offwidth to the left is called  "Death Lost", has anyone done it ?  <br />Is it protectable with #5 and #6 cams ? <br />
BETA PHOTO: Looking up, more Rappelling Chay Desa Tay. The Chi...
The end of another great day of climbing on the Rockafellas.
The end of another great day of climbing on the Ro...
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By Geir
From: Tucson, AZ
Sep 20, 2012
This link is for a Google Earth file showing a common approach to the Rockfellow Group.

geir.com/googleearth/stronghol...
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"