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French Cattle Ranch Rock Climbing 

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One of the Mondo's primo crags. Choice routes and beautiful gold, white and blue rock. Check out M. Wendling's great photo of Sky Pilot on the front page for a taste of what to look forward to!

Home to some wickedly hard climbs and some of the more fun moderates, there's sumpin' fer evryone.

It's a bit of a slog getting there but well worth it.

A big hearty thanks to the devolpers!!!!!

Getting There 

FCR is at the right most end of the Mondo when viewed from the road.
From the parking area head up the main trail towards Valhalla and Superratic crags. At the large bolder with the cow skull head right and up to Superratic. Keep going right past the Sphinx, Cream Master Wall, and Blacksploitation Wall. Upon arrival at the FCR you will find a collection of warm ups before hitting Sector Shinto and the other 50 or so climbs that make up the Cattle Ranch.

Climbing Season

Weather station 10.4 miles from here

61 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',9],['3 Stars',24],['2 Stars',23],['1 Star',4],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in French Cattle Ranch

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for French Cattle Ranch:
Euro-trash Girl   5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   Sector Shinto
The Eldorado Coral Club   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   Big Kahuna Pillar
Tutu Man   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 6085'   Sector D'or et Bleu
Crossbow Chaos Theory   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   Big Kahuna Pillar
The Cloud Peak Vista Traverse Company   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport   Whiny Baby Wall
I Just Do Eyes   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   The Back Forty
Hell Yes I want Cheesy Poofs   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 90'   The Back Forty
Slightly Toasted Cracker   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   The Back Forty
Crazy Wynona   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   The Back Forty
Wyoming Flower Child   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   Sector Shinto
Dope Shinto   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   Sector Shinto
Center El Shinto   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   Sector Shinto
Left El Shinto   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch   Sector Shinto
Esplanada   5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   The Grasshopper Wall
Dances With Cows   5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c     Sport, 75'   The Grasshopper Wall
Tangerine Fat Explosion   5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c     Sport, 65'   Whiny Baby Wall
Blue Light Special   5.13a/b 8a 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c     Sport, 85'   The Grasshopper Wall
Super Mama (Direct)   5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   The Grasshopper Wall
Sky Pilot   5.13c/d 8b 31 X 31 E8 7a     Sport, 60'   Sector D'or et Bleu
Galactic Emperor    5.14a 8b+ 32 X+ 32 E8 7a     Sport, 1 pitch, 75'   Sector D'or et Bleu
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Featured Route For French Cattle Ranch
Rock Climbing Photo: low on the route

Pre-Spice Blow 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c  WY : Ten Sleep Canyon : ... : Big Kahuna Pillar
This wild ride takes you up the edge of the pillar and into the recess between the pillar and the main wall then back out again onto a huge fin. Start on the face and climb straight up gaining the arete. Do not stem out to the main wall or you will feel like a looser and your belayer will probably take a rock to the head. If you do stem it's 10.c, but don't it's not cleaned for stemming.Follow bolts weaving around the arete and finish back on the face, long and varied, definitely memorable!...[more]   Browse More Classics in WY

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By Jesse Ryan
Sep 5, 2006
One can also approach the FCR via the upper pullout - the one with the bovine management placard. Cross the road and stroll down the shoulder to a barbed wire gate. Hop the fence and follow meandering trails that lead beneath the Mondo's initial walls. Beware cow patties. Eventually the trail ascends through pine forests to the aforemention skull. Hike right for the FCR proper. You will pass some slightly / non developed sections of rock, and several gaps in the cliff bands before reaching the main collection of the FCR lines. You will know when you've reached it for the gorgeous blue rock of Sector Shinto.
By Monomaniac
From: Morrison, CO
Jun 9, 2007
When is the best time of year to visit this fine-looking crag?

By m.wendling
Jan 16, 2008
Props to Jeff Ho who bagged the 3rd ascent of Sky Pilot in good style during a weekend trip from Bozeman in the spring of '07.
And, Monomaniac, the best time is Summer.

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