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The Ranch Hand Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 8,500'
Location: 39.5173, -105.3989 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Ben Mottinger, Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monomaniac, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Mike Morin on Oct 12, 2012

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  • Description 

    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.

    Getting There 

    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.

    Climbing Season

    For the Staunton Rocks area.

    Weather station 9.1 miles from here

    4 Total Climbing Routes

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

    Classic Climbing Routes in The Ranch Hand

    Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Ranch Hand:
    Biscuits 'n' Gravy   5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c     Trad, 3 pitches, 380'   
    Lasso The Longhorn   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13     Trad, 2 pitches, 300'   
    Marmot Man   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 205'   
    Browse More Rock Climbing Classics in The Ranch Hand

    Featured Route For The Ranch Hand
    Rock Climbing Photo: Start of the route from the Climbers Access trail....

    Biscuits 'n' Gravy 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c  CO : South Platte : ... : The Ranch Hand
    This is a fantastic first lead route and should be judged as such, especially pitch 1 and 3. It has abundant gear and belay ledge options. The views of Staunton Park and the surrounding mountains are fantastic.P1. Follow obvious crack system to pine tree. Either belay above to the right of the tree or head to second smaller tree and belay there. This is mostly 5.2 with a short 5.4 section to belay.P2. Go left and follow the obvious crack or gully to the second belay at the ledge, 5.4.P3. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

    Local Information for The Ranch Hand
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    Rock Climbing Photo: The Ranch Hand on the right, Park View Dome on the...
    BETA PHOTO: The Ranch Hand on the right, Park View Dome on the...
    Rock Climbing Photo: This is the slightly exposed walk off for the Ranc...
    BETA PHOTO: This is the slightly exposed walk off for the Ranc...
    Rock Climbing Photo: Summit of The Ranch Hand looking SE. The Dungeon i...
    Summit of The Ranch Hand looking SE. The Dungeon i...

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