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Zappa Dome

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About Zappa Dome:

Great sport climbing area on the east side of Cochise Stronghold. Most of the climbing is in the 5.9 to 5.11 range, but I havenít yet found any guide books that list the actual climbs. Most of the routes are long single pitch, so make sure to bring at least a dozen quickdraws and 60m rope. The wall is south facing with little shade to be had. I believe most of the routes were put up by Scott Ayers and in my opinion are very nicely bolted.
Approach: As you enter the East Stronghold, you will pass a cattle guard by the Forest Service Sign. Take a right and follow the dirt road to its end as if you were going to Batline Dome and/or Owl Rock. The road can get a little rough near the end, but is doable with a car if you take it slow. At the top is a small parking area under Batline Dome, and above a large ravine. Obvious across the ravine is Owl Rock. From the trailhead at the top of the ravine, drop down into the ravine toward Owl Rock. As you get to the bottom of the stream bed, look for a faint opening to the left. If you were to continue straight and up the other side of the ravine, you would be heading to Owl Rock. Instead, go left at the bottom of the ravine up through the stream bed for about 10 minutes. Continue until you see a well-cairned trail that climbs out of the ravine to the right and up past numerous switchbacks to the base of the wall.
Approach Time: About 30 minutes
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Rock Type: Granite
Type of Climbing: Sport
Sun Aspect: All Day Sun


SequenceSequence numbers indicate the left (L) to right (R) order of the routes. Rating Route Difficulty Ascents
Average Rating = 4.00/5 Unknown 5.9 1