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French Cattle Ranch 


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French Cattle Ranch

Description 

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.


56 Total Routes


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The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated 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
Werewolves of London   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 90'   Sector Shinto
Tutu Man   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 6085'   Sector D'or et Bleu
The Cloud Peak Vista Traverse Company   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport   Whiny Baby Wall
Crossbow Chaos Theory   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   Big Kahuna Pillar
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
Wyoming Flower Child   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   Sector Shinto
Crazy Wynona   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   The Back Forty
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
Kielbasa    5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   The Grasshopper Wall
Esplanada   5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   The Grasshopper Wall
Pussytoes   5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 55'   Sector D'or et Bleu
Tangerine Fat Explosion   5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c     Sport, 65'   Whiny Baby 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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Center El Shinto 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a  WY : Ten Sleep Canyon : ... : Sector Shinto
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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
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From: Morrison, CO
Jun 9, 2007

When is the best time of year to visit this fine-looking crag?

Thanks

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.