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Pate

Trad climber
Feb 6, 2010 - 08:47pm PT
Cochise bump.
drljefe

climber
Old Pueblo, AZ
May 14, 2010 - 02:02pm PT
bump
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Topic Author's Reply - May 14, 2011 - 09:01pm PT
Killer Photo Bump!
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 27, 2012 - 07:51pm PT
Please Sir, may we have some MO!?!
Scott McNamara

Social climber
Tucson, Arizona
Apr 27, 2012 - 08:06pm PT
http://www.mountainproject.com/v/abracadaver/105794076

Blakey

Trad climber
Newcastle UK
Apr 28, 2012 - 07:07pm PT
Oooooh!
Oooooh!
Credit: Blakey

And because it's just so gorgeous

The West Side of the Rockfellows
The West Side of the Rockfellows
Credit: Blakey
wbw

Trad climber
'cross the great divide
Apr 28, 2012 - 09:46pm PT
The Rockfellows are the most impressive crags at one of the coolest areas, anywhere. You Southern AZ boys and your escapades back in the day have always been inspiring to me. Your story is a perfect example of why. Gotta do that Abra, but it seems to be closed for birds when Ive been there.
pk_davidson

Trad climber
Albuquerque, NM
Feb 5, 2014 - 09:09pm PT
Too long since a good bump on this thread and given the upcoming shindigger at the Oracle Hut...
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Feb 5, 2014 - 09:41pm PT
Thanks PK! Never saw this before. Great stuff Steve, what year was it u guys did the FA? I've said this before but, I really gotta get to Arizona........ The place is just so aesthetic, it blows my brains to bits when I see stuff like this.
PotatoHead

Trad climber
Nunya,ID
Feb 5, 2014 - 10:13pm PT
I had the pleasure of doing this route my first time with Chris Henze during a particularly cold Beanfest...year(Nov 89'??). First time on the route for both of us. I 'lost' the ro-sham-bo and got the first pitch. A combination of pitches 1 and 2. Walked a homemade #6 rigid friend (I got from John Fowler) most of the way up the classic and steep '10a' OW until it went to fists #4 friend size. Chris got the beautiful 11a fingers corner....which was stuffed with bats along most of the way. Thus, turning the pitch from semi-casual nice finger jams to desperate tips laybacking...lol! Up we went. On the last pitch, Chris decided to go right(off route) seeing as it was frigid and getting very late in the day. Look near the top of the formation above the detached flake. A horizontal dike leads right for 60ft or so(w/o pro) to a faint 'crack'. Classic Stronghold 'crack'. Shallow, steep, and crystal ridden. Perfect for pink tri-cams and brass HB's!! He punched it to the summit and declared it no big deal. I followed in desperate horror at his lead. Run-out and technical 5.11 in the groove, err..I mean crack. Rapped in the dark which was a first for both of us off this formation. Not straight forward BITD. Back to camp shivering, to a hero's welcome, tequila shots, and a forehead full-o-beans!!! Apparently they started the party w/o us...lol. Great post!! -MikeW
east side underground

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Hilton crk,ca
Feb 5, 2014 - 10:39pm PT
john Fowler..."BLACK MAGNUSS"....hear , hear
Credit: east side underground
PotatoHead

Trad climber
Nunya,ID
Feb 5, 2014 - 11:10pm PT
Hells yeah...hear hear!! Far left...Jay Laden?? Hey Paul...member me
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 21, 2014 - 12:45pm PT
California Sex God on the right in bronze!

Come and hear the stories behind the classic routes like Abra in Tucson March 15 & 16 when the Granitica Festival comes to town.

http://www.supertopo.com/climbers-forum/2324980/Granitica-Festival-2014-Cochise-Stronghold-History-3-15-16

If you love the Stronghold then don't miss this gathering!
BFK

Trad climber
San Francisco, CA
Jul 15, 2014 - 08:41am PT
Bump to help get people psyched for the new guidebook!
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