The Ranch Hand Rock Climbing
BETA PHOTO: Staunton Rocks.
The Ranch Hand offers featured granite following incipient cracks for two to three pitches of climbing. The descent is via a moderate downclimb and walk-off on the north side of the formation.
The closure on Ranch Hand has been lifted.
Follow the Climber Access trail as described on the Staunton Rocks page. From the Meadow Dome, head west. Go past the Bombardier Dome and the Whistle Pig, and look for the obvious large dome on your right.
Weather station 9.1 miles from here
5 Total Climbing Routes
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Classic Climbing Routes in The Ranch Hand
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Ranch Hand:
Marmot Man 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, 1 pitch, 205'
Featured Route For The Ranch Hand
Lasso The Longhorn 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
: South Platte
: ... : The Ranch Hand
This is a good two pitch route on the SSE face of Ranch Hand Dome. It connects a variety of features with fun, knob, face climbing reminscent at times of the Flatirons.P1. Ascend a left-facing, jagged dihedral of sorts (described as a left-angling crack). There is a bulge move ~35 feet up (5.6). Angle right on a nice face to connect with a small fist-size crack. The original belay is 150' up. 5.7.P2. Continue up on nice but somewhat runout face for ~50'. Lasso the horn, then angle slight ...[more] Browse More Classics in CO
BETA PHOTO: The Ranch Hand on the right, Park View Dome on the...
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The Ranch Hand on the left, The Back 40 on the rig...
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