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Weir Dam Sector 

Continental Ranch 


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Lat, Long: 29.8032, -101.4401 Map Incorrect?
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BETA PHOTO: Butt Wall topo
Private Property: visit www.pecosriverrockclimbing.com for info

Description 

Contintenal Ranch is on the Pecos Rivers and offers 115+ outstanding limestone sport routes. The property accesses 17 miles of wild riverfront with little shade other that the local scrub brush, so prepare accordingly.

The watersheds of the Devil's, Rio Grande, and Pecos Rivers have more potential for amazing and tall limestone climbing that anywhere else in the state. However, due to the remote location these unspoiled stretches are often hard to access.


Getting There 

Private property. Climbing by reservation only. Visit www.pecosriverrockclimbing.com for access details and information.


2 Total Routes


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Wampum 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b  TX : Continental Ranch : Weir Dam Sector
A deceptively difficult roof hits you on the outset. Belay clipped into the lowest bolt, or consider moving down lower on the steep rock slope. Don't blow the first clip, as a fall would be bad for the ankles. Surmount the roof and pull small holds until the angle flattens out on the way to the anchors. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in TX

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Weir Dam topo with routes
BETA PHOTO: Weir Dam topo with routes
View of the Pecos River downstream from Continental Ranch.  This pic is typical of the shorelines of the Pecos, Devil's, and Rio Grande: miles and miles of limestone.
View of the Pecos River downstream from Continenta...
Emerald Pools area topo
BETA PHOTO: Emerald Pools area topo
Painted Canyon Sector topo
BETA PHOTO: Painted Canyon Sector topo
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By Stich
From: Colorado Springs, Colorado
Aug 15, 2008

See the topos for route locations and grades. All of this information and much more is available on the website, including directions to the ranch, climbing locations, and campsite locations.

To set up a trip, call the ranch owner to say when you are coming. Then simply drive to the ranch and pay at the self service kiosk. Fill out the sign in sheet upon entering and when you leave. It's that simple.

Please respect the landowner, Howard, and pay for all parties attending. The camp area is remote, with no cell coverage. Consider going in at least two vehicles and make sure you have a good spare tire. The limestone roads can be tough on tires.

The swimming and kayaking is excellent!