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Celibate Rifle S 
City Slickers S 
Cromag S 
Curly S 
Flake, The S 
Funny Face S 
Getty Up S 
Hidden Agenda S 
Offwidth T 
Redneck S 
Roughneck S 
Roundup, The S 
Voyeur S 

The Dude Ranch Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: C Miller on Dec 18, 2006
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Although hidden from view, this northeast-facing wall isn't very far from the road and offers a handful of quality routes that are ideal in warmer weather. Climbs here, with few exception, tend to be vertical to slightly overhanging with short, low cruxes and then easier climbing above.

Recommended routes here include The Voyeur (5.11a), Hidden Agenda (5.11b/c) and Cro-Mag (5.12a).

Getting There 

Approach as for the Predator Wall - South Face, but where the road cuts right to the base of that wall continue straight (south) and then park on the left side of the road. Wander left and then right into a corridor to approach this northeast-facing wall which stays shady most of the day.

Climbing Season

For the Box Canyon West area.

Weather station 16.3 miles from here

13 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',7],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in The Dude Ranch

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Dude Ranch:
Redneck   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 65'   
City Slickers   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 65'   
The Flake   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Cromag   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 45'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Celibate Rifle-

Celibate Rifle 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b  CA : High Desert : ... : The Dude Ranch
Start on top of the boulder, reaching for a "huecoey flake" from the left side of the arete to gain the first bolt and easier climbing to the face....[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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By duh
Feb 22, 2007
The route names, ratings and order of the routes in the text(Troy's SoCal Sportclimbing Guide, page 240) is correct. Starting with Redneck on the far right and ending with The Roundup on the far left. However the corresponding lines in the topo(on the right of the three formations) are not correct. Looks like the Offwidth goes up the face and not up the obvious chimney/offwidth to the left.

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