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Back Steps T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Back at the Ranch S 5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a
Butterfly Effect T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Candy Ass 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Consolation Prize S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Cow Bell T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Crag Rancher S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Cross Cove Chimney T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Devil's Reality T 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
Dusty Trail S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Fenceline S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Field of Opportunity S 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Granite Rodeo S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Greenhorn S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Grub Crack, The T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
High Plains Poser S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Holey Mittens T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Life On The Ranch S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Meanwhile S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Moon Boots and Mittens T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
North 40 S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Plain High Poser S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Property Boundary S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Quickdraw Rustler S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Sheep Buggerer, The S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Shoo Fly S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Snare Drum T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Throwin' the Shit Fit S 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
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Type: Sport, 150 ft, 2 pitches
FA: Tod Anderson, James Donnell, Mark Felty
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Shared By: Tod Anderson on Aug 3, 2002
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Access Issue: Raptor Closures Details


This is the rightmost route on the slab area of the Crag Ranch, just right of Fenceline. The first pitch tackles a block shaped bulge and then a surprisingly smooth slab, 5.10a. The second pitch follows a sort of right facing flake system on much steeper rock with bigger holds. Overall, a fun two pitch romp.


10 bolts per pitch.


The first pitch of this is a decent 10a with a very smooth slab to take you to the final bolt.

The second pitch is absolutely excellent, a bit tricky for 10+, possibly 11a.

Three stars may be a bit much, but I think it is better than 2 stars. This line probably isn't quite as good as Topaz, but the second pitch comes close.

Beautiful view as well. Jun 2, 2003
Gary Apostolou
Gary Apostolou  
I thought this route was great. The first pitch looks like a silly nothing, but has fun pleasant moves on it. The slab was quite fun. The second pitch is the knockout. Sep 4, 2004
Brenda Leach
Ridgway, CO
Brenda Leach   Ridgway, CO
The slab moves between the last 2 bolts on the 1st pitch felt more like 5.10c/d than 5.10a if it's hot and you don't slab climb much. The 2nd pitch has great laybacking. Get ready to use your arms as it's a lot steeper than it looks. Jul 16, 2006
Golden, CO
Monty   Golden, CO  
With some slings and skipping a bolt or two, you can combine this into a great long pitch with very little rope drag. Aug 21, 2009
chatfield lake ,co
DJ RYNO   chatfield lake ,co
Both pitches are superb. Sep 18, 2009

This is a nice 2 pitch route with varied, interesting climbing. I thought the slab on the first pitch was the crux of the route. The holds are very small, not positive, and the feet look slippery (but somehow aren't). This part has excellent protection, thankfully, as executing these moves well above a bolt would be nervewracking.

The second pitch has really cool climbing using a big hanging flake. The flake has pieces of it that sound pretty scary, so I tried to avoid gorilla tugging and just used it more to stabilize the face moves. There are a few pieces of the rotten crystal stuff, but they don't really detract from the route.

Good warmup for the area. Aug 7, 2012

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