Elevation: 3,783 ft
GPS: 34.664, -116.98 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: C Miller on Dec 18, 2006
Admins: C Miller, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

Description

Although hidden from view, this northeast-facing wall isn't very far from the road and offers a handful of quality routes that are ideal in warmer weather. Climbs here, with few exception, tend to be vertical to slightly overhanging with short, low cruxes and then easier climbing above.

Recommended routes here include The Voyeur (5.11a), Hidden Agenda (5.11b/c) and Cro-Mag (5.12a).

Getting There

Approach as for the Predator Wall - South Face, but where the road cuts right to the base of that wall continue straight (south) and then park on the left side of the road. Wander left and then right into a corridor to approach this northeast-facing wall which stays shady most of the day.

13 Total Climbs

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Classic Climbing Routes at The Dude Ranch

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 17
Redneck
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 14
City Slickers
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 7
The Flake
Sport
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 4
Hidden Agenda
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Redneck
 17
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
City Slickers
 14
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
The Flake
 7
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Hidden Agenda
 4
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
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The route names, ratings and order of the routes in the text(Troy's SoCal Sportclimbing Guide, page 240) is correct. Starting with Redneck on the far right and ending with The Roundup on the far left. However the corresponding lines in the topo(on the right of the three formations) are not correct. Looks like the Offwidth goes up the face and not up the obvious chimney/offwidth to the left. Feb 22, 2007
Excellent Crag! Here is a bit more detailed and updated approach info:

Start up the main trail/wash for Box Canyon West. After passing arch rocks on the left, continue up the trail for about 150 feet. The trail will go up a small incline. At the top of this, leave the main wash/trail and head left up the hillside on aiming for the largest formation with 3 obvious peaks (pictured). Nov 6, 2017
Does anyone know the bolted lines on the back side of the dude ranch? They look moderately slabby, maybe low 10s or so. Bolt hangers either painted or rusty, hard to tell. 3 days ago