Rockfellow Dome

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Rockfellow Dome

Located in the Dragoon Mountains, Cochise Stronghold, Rockfellow Dome is one of a cluster of cliffs frequented by climbing enthusiasts. While there is certainly something for everyone, those seeking traditional, multi-pitch climbing will have a special appreciation for this area.

Most of the quality crack climbs in Southern Arizona are found here, as are some of longest routes in this part of the state. Many of these routes are difficult, committing, and very runout.

Climbing here is a true backcountry experience. The remote setting paired with the committing nature of the climbs here require extensive preparation. The terrain is rugged and maze-like. Allow plenty of time for approaches and err on the side of caution.


There are many routes that have been developed since the 1970s, so look for existing routes. During the climbing season, there are usually some fellow climbers present, so ask around for the best routes.

The area also has great cultural significance to many people. Treat it with due respect.

At a Glance

Operational Hours: We ask that the public respect the nesting raptors and avoid areas where they are present. Should it become evident that this approach is not appropriate, we will revisit the need for a seasonal closure. Please call the Douglas office at 520-364-3468 or 520-388-8436 with questions.
Area Amenities: Parking
Fees Cochise Stronghold Campground, where the day use/parking area is located, is closed June 1st through August 31st. If parking at the Cochise Stronghold trailhead, a Coronado National Forest or Interagency (America the Beautiful) pass must be displayed or a day use pass can be purchased at the site for $8/day or $10/week through an envelope system. No overnight camping is allowed in the day use/parking area. Camping is allowed allongside the trail, starting 1/2 mile from the campground.
Usage: Medium
Best Season: Winter
Busiest Season: Winter
Closest Towns: Sunsites-Pearce is 10 miles away.
Water: None available
Restroom: At campground
Operated By: Douglas Ranger District
Information Center: Douglas Ranger District - 520-364-6800


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