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The Ranch Hand

Colorado > S Platte > Staunton SP > Staunton Rocks
Access Issue: Falcon Closures Details

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.

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 (signed "Ranch Hand Climbing").

Routes from Left to Right

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Staunton Rocks.
[Hide Photo] Staunton Rocks.
The Ranch Hand from the top of Bombardier Dome.
[Hide Photo] The Ranch Hand from the top of Bombardier Dome.
Ranch Hand signage. The start of Biscuits 'n' Gravy is nearby, just out of view.
[Hide Photo] Ranch Hand signage. The start of Biscuits 'n' Gravy is nearby, just out of view.
The Ranch Hand on the left, The Back 40 on the right.
[Hide Photo] The Ranch Hand on the left, The Back 40 on the right.
Summit of The Ranch Hand looking SE. The Dungeon is the large wall in the middle of the picture. Pike's Peak is partially obscured by rain in the upper right.
[Hide Photo] Summit of The Ranch Hand looking SE. The Dungeon is the large wall in the middle of the picture. Pike's Peak is partially obscured by rain in the upper right.
This is the slightly exposed walk off for the Ranch Hand.  Hand and footholds are abundant.  4th class.
[Hide Photo] This is the slightly exposed walk off for the Ranch Hand. Hand and footholds are abundant. 4th class.
The Ranch Hand on the right, Park View Dome on the left.
[Hide Photo] The Ranch Hand on the right, Park View Dome on the left.