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RPC's Cochise Stronghold Outings

 
RPC\'s Cochise Stronghold Outings

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Location: Arizona, United States, North America

Lat/Lon: 31.91020°N / 110.0116°W

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Object Title: RPC's Cochise Stronghold Outings

 

Page By: rpc

Created/Edited: Jan 12, 2006 / Jan 5, 2011

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Notes

 
Sheepshead Dome
The Sheepshead Trailhead...
 
Belaying from top of pitch 5...
Warpaint

 
The Sheepshead
Same (on a nicer day)

For up to date trip reports, see our website: chossclimbers.com

This page will be my personal logistical center for the climbing trips we've done to the Stronghold. If you want to submit a proper "Area Page" for the Stronghold & you have some knowledge of the area, you probably should :)

Though we live in Oregon, we've made a few trips down to Cochise Stronghold (score card below). Both road trips (a solid 26 hour push each way...we've done this on a 3-day weekend once or twice...) and outings involving flying into Phoenix. We've had some amazing climbing as well as some amazing disappointments (weather, injuries etc...).

The star ratings below are just our opinion on the relative (within the Stronghold) quality of the various lines. We've never been disappointed with the climbing there.

East Stronghold

 
What s My Line
What's My Line
 
Nightstalker
Nightstalker
 
The Wasteland
The Wasteland
 
What s My Line
What's My Line
 
Endgame
Endgame
 
The Wasteland
The Wasteland
 
Nightstalker
Nightstalker

The Owl (Trip Report)
Nightstalker 5.9 (Trip Report) 3 of 4 stars3 of 4 stars3 of 4 stars3 of 4 stars

Wasteland Dome (Beta Page)
Wasteland III, 5.8 (Beta Page) 3 of 4 stars3 of 4 stars3 of 4 stars3 of 4 stars

End Pinnacle (Trip Report)
End Game III 5.10- (Trip Report) 4 of 4 stars4 of 4 stars4 of 4 stars4 of 4 stars

Cochise Dome (a.k.a. What's My Line Dome) (Trip Reports)
What's My Line II 5.6 A0 (Trip Reports)4 of 4 stars4 of 4 stars4 of 4 stars4 of 4 stars

West Stronghold

 
Shirley topping out on pitch...
Warpaint
 
Unnamed (right of Stampede)
Unnamed (Right Of Stampede)
 
Warpath
Warpath
 
Shirley nearing the top of...
Warpaint
 
Warpaint
Warpaint
 
The Climb Too Tough To Die
The Climb Too Tough To Die
 
Mystery Of The Desert
Mystery Of The Desert
 
Peacemaker
Peacemaker
 
Absinthe Of Mallet
Absinthe Of Mallet

Sheepshead
Peacemaker III 5.10- (Beta Page) 3 of 4 stars3 of 4 stars3 of 4 stars3 of 4 stars
Absinthe Of Mallet III 5.9+ (Beta Page)4 of 4 stars4 of 4 stars4 of 4 stars4 of 4 stars
The Climb Too Tough To Die III 5.10- (Beta Page) 2 of 4 stars2 of 4 stars2 of 4 stars2 of 4 stars
Unnamed (Right Of Stampede) III 5.10- (Album) 3 of 4 stars3 of 4 stars3 of 4 stars3 of 4 stars

Muttonhead Dome (Trip Report)
Mystery Of The Desert II 5.9 (Trip Report) 2 of 4 stars2 of 4 stars2 of 4 stars2 of 4 stars

Warpath Dome (Trip Report)
Warpath II 5.9- (Trip Report) 1 of 4 stars1 of 4 stars1 of 4 stars1 of 4 stars

Westworld Dome (Beta Page)
Warpaint III 5.10c (Beta Page)4 of 4 stars4 of 4 stars4 of 4 stars4 of 4 stars

Whale Dome (Beta Page)
Moby Dick II 5.8 (Beta Page)2 of 4 stars2 of 4 stars2 of 4 stars2 of 4 stars

Our Running Score

Early 2002: rained out (part of longer road-trip).
Jan. 2005: Moby Dick (3-day road trip from SLC).
Dec. 2005: Warpaint & Wasteland (part of weeklong road trip).
Dec. 2006: sprained ankle at base of a route. No climbing. (4-day road trip from Portland).
Feb. 2007: Peacemaker.
Nov. 2007: popped shoulder midway up P1 of Endgame. ER & no climbing.
Dec. 2007: Absinthe Of Mallet (4-day road trip from Portland ).
Dec. 2008: rained and then snowed out. No climbing (4-day road trip from Portland).
Jan. 2009: Couple of routes.
Dec. 2009: Great fun 2 day (flying) outing!

Score:
Us: 6
Cochise: 4

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