Elevation: 9,528 ft
GPS: 39.258, -105.101 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
Page Views: 27,209 total · 118/month
Shared By: Tod Anderson on Aug 5, 2002
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC
Access Issue: Raptor Closures Details

Description

Located in the newer western valley at Devil's Head The Crag Ranch offers almost 30 new routes ranging from 5.9 to 5.12+. Both sport and trad climbs are found here, with about 2/3 of the routes being sport lines. There are some multi pitch sport lines and some very long routes, up to 30 bolts long. Routes face north south and west, so it's easy to stay cool on hot days and find sun on colder days. Most of the routes contain the high quality fine grained Devil's Head granite. Some of the north facing routes still have a bit of lichen.

Getting There

To get to The Crag Ranch hike to the firetower, but instead of going up the stairs go south through the grassy valley below the firetower. Enter the forest on the right side of the valley and look for a cairned trail leading down through the trees. The trail forks in about 50 yards leading right to Digital Tower and left to The Crag Ranch. To get to The Crag Ranch trend left as you descend for about 250 yards. Watch for one spot where the trail goes back uphill slightly to the left around a large boulder. The trail ends at the base of a large (250') west facing formation, The Crag Ranch. Also look for the alcove with a north facing wall with 15 sport and trad routes.

28 Total Climbs

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Classic Climbing Routes at The Crag Ranch

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
 3
Cross Cove Chimney
Trad 2 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 3
Shoo Fly
Sport
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 5
Plain High Poser
Sport
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 26
Fenceline
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 18
Life On The Ranch
Sport 2 pitches
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 37
High Plains Poser
Sport 2 pitches
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 11
North 40
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 3
Butterfly Effect
Trad
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 3
Field of Opportunity
Sport
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 8
Throwin' the Shit Fit
Sport 2 pitches
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 4
Crag Rancher
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 4
Consolation Prize
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 9
Meanwhile
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Cross Cove Chimney
 3
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Trad 2 pitches
Shoo Fly
 3
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Plain High Poser
 5
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport
Fenceline
 26
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport
Life On The Ranch
 18
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport 2 pitches
High Plains Poser
 37
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport 2 pitches
North 40
 11
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Butterfly Effect
 3
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad
Field of Opportunity
 3
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Throwin' the Shit Fit
 8
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Sport 2 pitches
Crag Rancher
 4
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Consolation Prize
 4
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Meanwhile
 9
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
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