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Areas in French Cattle Ranch

Back Forty, The 0 / 6 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 6
Big Kahuna Pillar 0 / 10 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 10
Grasshopper Wall, The 0 / 10 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 10
Matrix Pillar 0 / 9 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 9
Sector D'or et Bleu 0 / 8 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 8
Sector Shinto 0 / 14 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 14
Whiny Baby Wall 0 / 7 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 7
Elevation: 8,214 ft
GPS: 44.15, -107.258 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Bryson Slothower on Sep 4, 2006
Admins: Mike Snyder

Description

One of the Mondo's primo crags. Choice routes and beautiful gold, white and blue rock. Check out M. Wendling's great photo of Sky Pilot on the front page for a taste of what to look forward to!

Home to some wickedly hard climbs and some of the more fun moderates, there's sumpin' fer evryone.

It's a bit of a slog getting there but well worth it.

A big hearty thanks to the devolpers!!!!!

Getting There

FCR is at the right most end of the Mondo when viewed from the road.
From the parking area head up the main trail towards Valhalla and Superratic crags. At the large bolder with the cow skull head right and up to Superratic. Keep going right past the Sphinx, Cream Master Wall, and Blacksploitation Wall. Upon arrival at the FCR you will find a collection of warm ups before hitting Sector Shinto and the other 50 or so climbs that make up the Cattle Ranch.

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Classic Climbing Routes at French Cattle Ranch

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Euro-trash Girl
Sport
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Racing Babies / Lounging Like a Roman
Sport
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
The Eldorado Coral Club
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Werewolves of London
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Psychedellic Milk Painter
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
The Cloud Peak Vista Traverse Company
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Crossbow Chaos Theory
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
I Just Do Eyes
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Hell Yes I want Cheesy Poofs
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Slightly Toasted Cracker
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Wyoming Flower Child
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Crazy Wynona
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Dope Shinto
Sport
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a
Center El Shinto
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Left El Shinto
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Euro-trash Girl Sector Shinto
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Racing Babies / Lounging Li… Big Kahuna Pillar
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
The Eldorado Coral Club Big Kahuna Pillar
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Sport
Werewolves of London Sector Shinto
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Psychedellic Milk Painter Back Forty
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
The Cloud Peak Vista Traver… Whiny Baby Wall
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Crossbow Chaos Theory Big Kahuna Pillar
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
I Just Do Eyes Back Forty
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Hell Yes I want Cheesy Poofs Back Forty
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Slightly Toasted Cracker Back Forty
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Wyoming Flower Child Sector Shinto
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Crazy Wynona Back Forty
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Dope Shinto Sector Shinto
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Center El Shinto Sector Shinto
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a Sport
Left El Shinto Sector Shinto
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
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Chris Dickson
Telluride, Colorado
Chris Dickson   Telluride, Colorado
The FCR is definitely a bit of a hike from the upper pullout, but, oh man, it is worth it. Crag order from left to right and as you would approach them on the trail: Big Kahuna Pillar (awesome warm-ups and moderates), then Sector Shinto, then Sector D'or et Bleu, Grasshopper Wall, Matrix Pillar, the Back Forty and finally the Whiny Baby Wall (end of the trail). The FCR has great concentration of high quality routes! Sep 2, 2016
Props to Jeff Ho who bagged the 3rd ascent of Sky Pilot in good style during a weekend trip from Bozeman in the spring of '07.
And, Monomaniac, the best time is Summer. Jan 16, 2008
Monomaniac
Morrison, CO
Monomaniac   Morrison, CO  
When is the best time of year to visit this fine-looking crag?

Thanks Jun 9, 2007
One can also approach the FCR via the upper pullout - the one with the bovine management placard. Cross the road and stroll down the shoulder to a barbed wire gate. Hop the fence and follow meandering trails that lead beneath the Mondo's initial walls. Beware cow patties. Eventually the trail ascends through pine forests to the aforemention skull. Hike right for the FCR proper. You will pass some slightly / non developed sections of rock, and several gaps in the cliff bands before reaching the main collection of the FCR lines. You will know when you've reached it for the gorgeous blue rock of Sector Shinto. Sep 5, 2006

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