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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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  • 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



    Weather station 9.1 miles from here

    5 Total Climbing Routes

    ['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
    ['<=5.6',2],['5.7',2],['5.8',1],['5.9',0],['5.10',0],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',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: Dave pulls the small bulge near the start of P1.

    Lasso The Longhorn 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13  CO : 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

    Photos of The Ranch Hand Slideshow Add Photo
    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: The Ranch Hand on the left, The Back 40 on the rig...
    The Ranch Hand on the left, The Back 40 on the rig...
    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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